New Guinea

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Large, remote, exotic tropical island in the Pacific Ocean, located about 100 miles north of the northeastern tip of Australia. The western half of New Guinea is called Irian Jaya, and is a province of Indonesia; the independent nation of Papua New Guinea takes up the eastern half. As a surfing area, New Guinea was described in a 1994 issue of the Surf Report newsletter as "practically a virgin ...

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