Following almost a decade of political unrest and ethnic tensions, the Solomon Islands’ tourist industry is striving to rebuild and attract more overseas visitors to experience its picturesque islands and unique Melanesian culture. New tourism operators are creating sustainable businesses using the existing skills of local people, while training them to maintain and run their own groundbreaking ventures. Now, small-group surfing holidays on the island of Malaita are attracting a steady stream of adventurous surfers, hoping to be the first to tackle these remote waves.
Video – Joanna Lester (Associated Press Television News)
Surf footage – Chris Proud Photography