About World Surfaris

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World Surfaris was established in 1997, representing just one boat in the Maldives. The agency steadily grew from its humble beginnings to have multiple offices in Australia, Maldives, Bali, California, Europe and South Africa and to represent boats and resorts throughout 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 adventures and are only prepared to represent operators and destinations that offer the qualities that 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

Why choose


Quality Control

We know because we go, and we’re proud to represent a hand-picked range of the best surf charter and resort operators around the world.

Stress Less

The complexities and logistics of researching and booking a surf trip to remote regions of the world can be a daunting and complicated process. As a World Surfaris client, your Surf Travel Specialist will handle all of this for you with expertise and care.

A Dream Team

Our Surf Travel Specialists curate dream surfing holidays by offering comprehensive destination knowledge and personalised travel advice. And the best part is, it’s a complimentary service.

Since 1997

Our Surf Travel Specialists curate dream surfing holidays World Surfaris is a trusted and established brand founded on the East Coast of Australia, delivering authentic surfing experiences around the world, since 1997.by offering comprehensive destination knowledge and personalised travel advice. And the best part is, it’s a complimentary service.

We are a global team

Drawn from all walks of life and riding a variety of surf craft, we are a great team of travel experts.

Finance and Management

John Finlay


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Jean-Pierre Storm

Chief Finance Officer

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Steve Adam


Surf travel specialists

Aaron Blakemore

Surf Travel Consultant

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Blake Campbell

Surf Travel Consultant

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Richard Kotch

Surf Travel Consultant

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Rochelle Fletcher

Surf Travel Consultant

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Michael Hill

Indo Surf Specialist

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Sean Walker

Surf Travel Consultant

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Melissa Mitchell

Surf Travel Consultant

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Antony “Yep” Colas

Surf Travel Consultant

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Sophia Gerhardt

Administration/Surf Travel Specialist

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Brooke Phillips


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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.

For wherever you dream of surfing

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