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P-PASS Weekly by Simon ‘Swilly’ Williams (Nov 7th-14th 2016)

Welcome to the first installment of P-Pass Weekly. Each week we will bring you recent updates from the source, on the ground with well-known photographer, Simon ‘Swilly’ Williams. Swilly will capture the best moments of the P-Pass season exclusively for Pohnpei Surf Club and World Surfaris throughout November and December 2016. Be sure to tune in each week to get the latest news from P-Pass. If you would like to be in the report, be sure to contact World Surfaris to book your spot before space fills up.

 

This  is my 11th year of travelling to Micronesia .  It is a really special place . Not only has it stunning landscapes, but the island people are just beautiful . My journey this time started at Brisbane airport .

Stepping off the plane in pohpnei was like visting your best mate . You are hit with its beauty and the island vibe immediately! Island time is certainly a reality here, it’s not flat out thats for sure, the perfect place to unwind.

My first 2 days have been so much fun . Early morning session in 2 to 3 foot fun runners. Nice after leaving howling NE winds on the east coast of OZ .

Allois and Valentina run the best surf operation in Pohnpei, Pohnpei Surf Club. PSC is in the Mangrove Bay Hotel, a pretty little spot at bottom of the bay with Sokehs rock rising up over the bay. Your room sits right over the lagoon. It has a great bar beside it, making it super hard to leave. Saying this, the island has so many great things to see as well. Waterfalls and a great hike to the ruins, that have been around from a time dating back to before Christ.

Now I know you are all asking what about the waves Swill???. You may think its all huge barrels and razor reef, at p pass. You would be wrong to think this… its actually the best fun wave you will ride under 4 foot!

Today we surfed with 5 of us in fish tank glass conditions. What more can you say. it is paradise. I am still smiling from that session!

Woke up on Monday morning to a fun 3 foot swell hitting from the NNW. Judge for yourself how much fun we had from the photos and we hope to see you here soon.

 

Cheers

 

Swill

 

Thanks to Air Niugini, you can now fly to Pohnpei for appx $1114 per person, return. Flights operate 3 times per week from Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. World Surfaris can organise a package for you with Air Niugini flights, please call or email us to book now. 

1800 611 163 or info@worldsurfaris.com 

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