PM Peter O’Neill made the comments as competitors from around the world prepare to travel to Papua New Guinea for the Kumul PNG World Longboard Championships at Tupira on 18 to 25 March this year.
“Papua New Guinea is looking forward to hosting the World Surf League Longboard Championship in Tupira near Madang,” the Prime Minister said.
“I am glad that people around the world are discovering that Papua New Guinea is a great surfing destination, with challenging waves in pristine waters on beautiful beaches.
“I hope all competitors and spectators have an enjoyable time at the first international surfing event ever held in Papua New Guinea.”
On behalf of the Government, PM O’Neill further congratulated the Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea for their efforts in promoting surfing in the nation and bringing this competition to our 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,” he stated.
“I urge members of the public to be in Tupira for the event, or to find out more through the media, so they can gain a better insight into the sport of surfing.
“Surfing is a very health activity for young and old, men and women, and we would like to see more people take up this sport.”
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