Papatura Island Retreat is on the shore of a pristine, out-of-the-way, jungle-lined bay. Access to nearby empty reef breaks is by boat with a guide/driver. Some of the breaks are within 10 minutes and include Anchovies, a right-hander that can barrel, and Zoli’s, a fun left-hander. Papatura waves are usually in the range of 3–6 feet and are best surfed from November to April.
Authors: Robert Upe, Craig Tansley and John Borthwick
Publisher: Paradise – Air Niugini’s in-flight magazine
Date: January – February 2019