About World Surfaris

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World Surfaris was established in 1997, representing just one surf charter in the Maldives. The brand steadily grew from its humble beginnings to have multiple offices in Australia, Maldives, New Zealand, Bali, California, Europe and South Africa and to represent and manage surf charters and resorts all around the world.

We have survived crises and calamities that have claimed many others. None more recent or more perniciously lethal than Covid. And in doing so, we have remained true to our core values.

World Surfaris leads the surf travel industry with an enviable reputation for innovation, reliability, integrity and outstanding service. To this day, we still hand-pick our surf trips and are only prepared to represent operators and destinations that offer the qualities we require for our clients. Now more than ever, our diverse range of surf adventures caters to all standards of surfers and their budgets, wherever they may dream of surfing.

For wherever you dream of surfing

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Quality Control

We offer direct and competitive pricing, quoting exactly the same as what the resort, camp or boat would directly. The only difference is, you’ll have a World Surfaris Surf Travel Guide to do all your dirty work! We know because we go, and we’re proud to represent a hand-picked range of the best surf charter and resort operators only.

Stress Less

Complimentary with all World Surfaris surf trips is unlimited access to our team, services and support. From initial discussions and Q&A sessions around where, when, who and what, to the administrative and logistical processes of actually making the surf trip happen, and everything in between. We’re real humans, who actually surf and actually travel. Call us, text us, email us. Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp.

A Dream Team

Our team of industry-leading Surf Travel Guides are full to the brim of surf travel knowledge, experience and connections. They are ex surf guides, ex surf photographers, ex surf resort managers and avid surf travellers. So, they know because they go (not because they’ve read a textbook).

Since 1997

World Surfaris is a trusted and established brand founded on the East Coast of Australia, delivering authentic surfing experiences around the world, since 1997.

We’re a global team

We’re real humans, who actually surf and actually travel.

Surf Travel Guides

Tim Just

Surf Travel Guide

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Richard Egerton

Surf Travel Guide

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Aaron Blakemore

Surf Travel Guide

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Blake Campbell

Surf Travel Guide

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Michael Hill

Surf Travel Guide

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Sean Walker

Surf Travel Guide

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Melissa Mitchell

Surf Travel Guide

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Antony ‘Yep’ Colas

Surf Travel Guide

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Helen Bloom

Administration & Reception

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Sophia Gerhardt

Product & Administration Coordinator

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Brooke Phillips

Administration & Documentation

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Finance and Management

John Finlay


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Jean-Pierre Storm


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Richard Kotch

Pacific Territory Manager

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Steve Adam



Tamryn Sims

Marketing Manager

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We give back


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.
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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.

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MS Queensland

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.

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Surf for life

World Surfaris is a proud supporter of the Surf for Life charity organisation, which enables underprivileged kids from all around Australia to experience the joy of surfing for the very first time. In partnership with Surfing Australia, World Surfaris set a generous target each year to donate to this terrific cause. It is also a great way to give back to a community of kids who don’t have the same opportunities that many of us have had and that we give to our children. For more information on the Surf for Life charity

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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.

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