World Surfaris accepts a number of responsibilities associated with being the premier surf adventure travel company in Australia.
Paddle for a Purpose
Every 26 seconds a child is sold into sexual slavery somewhere in the world and it is now a $150 billion business. Paddle for a Purpose raises money to fight this scourge and World Surfaris have generously donated time and resources to help Destiny Rescue (Australia) run a safe house in India.
World Surfaris is a proponent for the very positive impact surfing has upon the world and for this reason is more than happy to contribute to Surfaid. Started by a group of concerned surfers in 2000, who were struck by the needless suffering in the Mentawai Islands beyond the barrels and palm-fringed beaches, Surfaid supports communities throughout Indonesia with real time results. Today World Surfaris is proud to be a keen contributor to Surfaid which in 2007 was honoured with the coveted Humanitarian Award by the World Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (WANGO) ahead of more than 49,000 other not-for-profits. To learn more click here.
Each year, the boyz at World Surfaris put away their razors for Movember to grow a variety of hairy caterpillars across their top lips in support of the very worthy cause changing the face of men’s health. To date, The Movember Foundation has grown 4 million moustaches, raised $580 million in donations and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries.
Find out more about the personal story behind World Surfaris' participation in the annual moustache-a-thon here.
World Surfaris is a proud supporter of MS Queensland - a non-profit organisation that is the first choice for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) information, education, treatment, care and support across Queensland.
MS Queensland honoured World Surfaris by naming the organisation management the MS Heroes “Employer of the Year” in 2014.
Surfing Association of PNG (SAPNG) President & PNG Legend Andy Abel is leading the charge to ensure local communities benefit from surf tourism initiatives. World Surfaris is the leading surf tourism agency for PNG, with World Surfaris co-founder Shaun Levings having spent considerable time in the country discovering and pioneering. Read more about the long-forged World Surfaris / SAPNG relationship here.
The Board Meeting
Each year World Surfaris provides assistance and sponsorship to Sunshine Coast charity The Board Meeting. This charity group is run entirely by volunteers who are also local surfers with its sole focus on raising money to support kids with disabilities and their families. As well as financial support, World Surfaris Director John Finlay is a member of the all-voluntary Committee that runs The Board Meeting.
To find out about events held throughout the year read here.