New Hanover

New Hanover Island, as known as Lavongai Island, is a large volcanic island in the western region of the New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea.

Flying into Kavieng, it is just a boat trip away. Located a few hours from town, you'll be totally absorbed in the raw natural surroundings. New Hanover is a true wild island, complete with rivers, waterfalls, mountains and an impenetrable rainforest.

If you're looking for uncrowded waves and a total emersion in Papua New Guinean culture then New Hanover is the place for you.

Weather in New Hanover

November - April
May - October
25 - 30°C

At 2.5 degrees south of the equator, the perfect tropical weather will ensure a perfect 'Melanesian' holiday.

Like all other equatorial climates, PNG experiences a 'wet' and a 'dry' season - The wet season occurs from November through to April (best surf season) and the dry season occurs from May to October. The weather patterns vary greatly because of the mountain and valley configurations but generally the wet is not as hot and humid as other equatorial regions. On average temperatures range from between 25  and 30 degrees celcius, and water temperatures remain warm year round at about 26'C.

New Hanover

Clem's Place - Lavongai

Uncrowded waves and pristine fishing conditions.

  • Surf Camp
Jan, Nov - Dec
5 breaks nearby
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New Hanover

Clem's Place - Lavongai

Clems Place is situated on Tunnung Island which is a small remote island north of the mainland of New Hanover in the Three Island Harbour area, about three hours by speedboat from Kavieng.

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Clem's Place - Lavongai

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New Ireland

Lissenung Island Resort

  • Resort
Jan - Dec
4 breaks nearby
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New Ireland

Lissenung Island Resort

Lissenung Island Resort is a funky little surf and dive resort in the Kavieng area. With limited numbers available at the resort you will find no crowds in the water.

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Lissenung Island Resort

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Nearby Surf Breaks
New Hanover

Clems Right

Clems Right
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
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Clems Right is a long right hander that peels off with a consistent wall that keeps on going. It is situated directly out the front of Clems Place and is arguably one of the best waves in the area.

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New Hanover

Malili

Malili
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
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Malili is a very long, fast and hollow left hander that wraps around the island and breaks very similar to Tavarua's Restaurants. Good option on larger days and suits all abilities.

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New Hanover

Senta Pass

Senta Pass
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
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Senta Pass is a fast and hollow breaking left-hander with a mad barrel sections. Best for intermediate to experienced surfers.

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New Hanover

Stepin Blood

Stepin Blood
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Bodyboarders
  • Funboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
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Stepin Blood is a very sucky short right-hander, located in the New Hanover region of Papua New Guinea. Paddle hard and get in early, itll give you a great barrel.

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New Hanover

Vala Vala

Vala Vala
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
  • + More
Season:
Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec
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Vala Vala is a consistent right hand reef point. The wave itself breaks over a weed covered reef. It is regarded as the best hotdog wave in the islands and it also has a double bowl section.

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