With 17 days to the inaugural world surfing event for KCH WSL for longboarding in Papua New Guinea, world class surfers around the globe are already gearing up to reach PNG shores.
World Longboard Champion Tory Gilkerson from California is looking forward to defending her title in a brand new environment for the longboard Championship tour.
Gilkerson said while PNG looks amazing with crystal blue water, epic waves and striving local communities that they can give back to PNG, will be a new and exciting experience and a new surfing condition that the worlds’ best are looking forward to tackle.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Peter O’Niell is glad the world surfing fraternity recognised PNG as a destination to host such an historic event. He hopes all competitors and visitors to the event enjoy the first ever WSL title held in PNG.
Sworn to PNG will be some world’s best surfers while PNG will have to wild card entries, Titima Mange and Marian Longa and two reserves, Ruthy Kurumak and Akun Alois that will face the champions on home soil.
Alongside the main events, other activities will be take place such as short board event and wooden splinter board competition against local children and the world’s best surfers.
SAPNG is currently finishing the final stages of completing facilities, as well as organising tourism activities and traditional events.
The Kumul Consolidated Holdings Longboard championships tour will take place from the 18th to 25th of March 2017, in Tupira Madang.