PNG PREPARES TO HOST ANOTHER GLOBAL SPORTING EVENT
By: Toa Sime
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is pleased that the global surfing community is learning about Papua New Guinea as a destination for surfing tourism.
Mr. O’Neill’s comments come as competitors from around the world prepare to travel to Papua New Guinea for the Kumul PNG World Longboard Championships at Tupira along the North Coast of Madang province from the 18th to 25th March this year.
This will be Papua New Guinea’s first ever international surfing event.
Prime Minister O’Neill said the country is looking forward to hosting the event as people around the world begin to discover PNG as a great surfing destination, with challenging waves in pristine waters on beautiful beaches Mr O’Neill wishes all competitors and spectators an enjoyable time at this inaugural event.
And he congratulates the Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea for their efforts in promoting surfing in the nation and bringing this competition to the country.
The Kumul PNG World Longboard Championships will be an outstanding event and showcase outstanding male and female competitors, and invite surfers from around the world to visit Papua New Guinea.
NBC News – Toa Sime
Photo – Tupira Surf Club