President of the Surfing Association of PNG (SAPNG), Andrew Abel said the eight-day event will be the litmus test for SAPNG.
“We have the toilets and showers going in, we have the judging towers already up, the grandstand, the main stage and the media stage are currently under construction.
“By the end of the month, we should have the SAPNG containers on the ground plus the catering containers supplied by IPI Catering to provide 4, 000 meals for the duration of the event.
“It’s quite a significant undertaking between SAPNG and the World Surfing League. This is really the catalyst for us to stage this annual event that will go around PNG every year after this,” said Abel.