Darran Smart

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Darran's Bio Darran first joined The Perfect Wave as a client back in 2014 when he attended our first Surf Music In Paradise Event in the Maldives. As the universe would have it, he has now become part of our team helping others create their own unforgettable surf experiences. Dazza lives on the Gold Coast…

Caleb Thornton-Shaw

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Caleb's Bio Caleb joined the Perfect Wave after extensively traveling the world’s oceans via his surfboard and scuba tank. After working as a PADI Instructor throughout South East Asia, the Pacific and the Caribbean; his passion for life above and below the water drives him to share his knowledge and experience with anyone who will…

Chris Buykx

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Chris' Bio Chris joined the Perfect Wave in early 2016 after completing a 4WD expedition around Australia with his family. Chris has worked his entire career in the adventure travel industry, with over 25 years’ experience as a general manager, tour operator and expedition leader.   Local beach: Freshwater. Favourite Weekend Getaway:  Camping on the…

Sylvia Hammond

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Sylvia's Bio Sylv joined the Perfect Wave in July 2012 after 11 years in the retail travel industry working as a consultant as well as a manager. SG has 16 years’ experience in travel, specialising in the luxury market, honeymooners, wedding anniversaries and big birthdays.   Local beach: Narrabeen. Favourite Weekend Getaway:  Lord Howe Island…

Charlie Pierce

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Charlie's Bio Charlie joined The Perfect Wave early in 2012 after 15 years of travelling in Australia and around the world and / or working as a travel agent in various guises. Charlie has surfed on 5 of the 7 continents and is constantly looking for his next mission so will likely be almost as…

Bruno Parodi

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Bruno's Bio Bruno joined The Perfect Wave in early 2014. Bruno has been travelling and surfing around the world for over 20 years now. He has surfed in most of the iconic locations in the world but still has a few more boxes to tick and his bucket list keeps getting longer.   Local beach:…

Lachy Mckay

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Lachy's Bio Lachy Joined the Perfect Wave early in 2015 after working and building his sales experience in surf retail. His passion for surfing and travelling is highly infectious making him our ‘go to guy’ to get you stoked for your next trip. Having covered many corners of the world looking for waves, you’re in…

Emma Rochaix

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Emma's Bio Emma joined the Perfect Wave in March 2015. Emma has been in the travel industry for 20 years working as a consultant and specializing in family, surf/snow trips and specialist group travel. Emma works in the Cronulla office.   Local beach: Cronulla. Favourite Weekend Getaway: Jervis Bay. Countries travelled: Indonesia, Fiji, USA, Singapore,…

Ash Dyer

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Ashley's Bio Ashley joined The Perfect Travel Group in 2016 after completing her studies in International Tourism Management, she’s a keen surfer and snowboarder. She’s always keen to send people on the trips of a lifetime.   Local beach: Bugan. Favourite Weekend Getaway: Mid North Coast or South Coast Countries travelled: Fiji, Bali, Samoa, Japan,…

Kim Beers

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Kim's Bio Kim joined The Perfect Wave in January 2013 after previously working for a Fiji wholesaler, studying travel sales and making the most of her hours studying and getting plenty of travel time in. Kim currently works part time while looking after her beautiful baby.   Local beach: Freshwater. Favourite Weekend Getaway: Culburra by…

Ben Horvath

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Ben's Bio Ben joined The Perfect Wave team as Global Marketing Manager in 2012 after previously being the foundation editor of Coastalwatch.com.au for five years and publisher of Underground Surf Magazine for the decade prior. Ben has worked in the surfing media much of his working life, both in print and online. BH also spent…

Peter Curilla

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Peter C's Bio Peter has been with The Perfect Wave since 2010, and has been looking after the website content and digital marketing. He’s an avid traveller, having lived between Europe, Bali, Sydney and Japan. When he’s not surfing his local break, you can find him with his laptop in a café or skiing quality…