Our ‘About Us’ is really about you, our valued client, and creating the most amazing surf experiences possible for you. We exist to service you and promise to improve every day to ensure we are best equipped to:

  • Connect you with your passion
  • Make your holiday dreams come true
  • Turn your imagination into a reality
  • Turn your holidays into life enhancing experiences

The Perfect Wave is a surf experience company with a simple philosophy “to help you discover your perfect wave.” Our goal is to give you the same amazing adventures we have been fortunate to experience ourselves.  Everyone’s perfect wave is different, that’s why our motto is “Your Search for The Perfect Wave” and we are here to help YOU find YOURS.

We are the largest Surf Experience Company in the world with teams of travel experts and devoted surfers here to offer YOU our experience and knowledge.  We have a worldwide network of service dedicated professionals with offices in Australia & NZ servicing Asia & the Pacific; UK & France servicing the entire European market; as well as representative offices in USA, Japan, Bali & Maldives.

 

There’s a fairly common misconception that booking a trip with a full service travel specialist is more expensive. We guarantee it isn’t with our Best Price Guarantee. We have spent years developing relationships with the best operators to get YOU the best deals AND we created the only audit system of surf trips with our 20 Point Checklist of all operators we represent.

 

Somewhere around the world right now, someone is scoring the perfect wave! It could be off a surf boat in the Mentawai or Maldives, an isolated island reef break in Samoa, a perfect point break in South Africa or riding a longboard on a rolling point break in Mexico! Whatever and wherever YOUR perfect wave is, we will get YOU there. So please give us a call or send us an email to get YOUR dream trip started.

Barry Teeling
Hey, I’m Barry and I only learned to surf when I was 30 years old in Sydney. It’s never too late to learn! I’m 41 now and would consider myself an advanced long boarder able to side step, hang 5 but struggling to hang 10 as yet!! Surfing has brought me all over the world and one of my favourite spots is the Maldives where the waves are so predictable which l love. My absolute favourite is the Mentawai where I got some of my biggest waves last year at A-Frames. I’m living in Cornwall now and I lived in Australia from 2004 to 2012, then Hossegor, France from 2012 to 2015. If you want to know anything about boat trips I’m your guy! ;o)
Suzi Allen
Hi, I’m Suzi and I am a director of The Perfect Wave Europe. After having surfed, worked & travelled around the world for the past 20 years, I’ve found the perfect job! I spent my gap year learning to surf in Hossegor, then went back to uni to study French, Spanish, Portuguese and German.  I spent my third year in Uni studying and surfing in Mexico, a few months in Costa Rica followed by 6 months studying in Brazil. My adventures really got started when I graduated and got a job in Galicia. In 2001, I lived in Australia for 18 months, followed by a few years in Bali. Sailed across the South Pacific through the Panama Canal to Tahiti in a 12m sailboat, then back to reality in Europe where I settled back down in Hossegor. Want advice about where to surf in the world? You’ve come to the right place!
Victoria Yeo
Hi, I’m the Senior Travel Consultant with 16 years of experience under my belt. I’ve been working in the travel industry organising not only round the world backpacking trips but also luxury bespoke holidays. I do love a challenge and to put my travel knowledge to the test! Over the years I‘ve had the opportunity to travel the world from California to Morocco to Portugal and even China with my surf coach boyfriend and mini ‘Wahine’ daughter. Whatever your request, I can use my skill and passion for travel to get you on your ultimate surf adventure. Did I mention I’m the expert at organising Surf Honeymoons? I’ve been learning to surf for a while now, I have the bug and you can find me on the Cornish beaches trying to catch my first wave.
Lars Bornhöft
Aloha! I‘m Lars, but my friends call me Larsenhausen. I live with my family in the Canaries and we’ve always been a true surf travelling family. Now my daughter is in school so we only get to travel once or twice a year for a couple of weeks at a time.The rest of the year I love organising trips for surfers of all levels and selling the dream, which I used to live myself…
One of the best feelings is to enjoy a great session with friends in the water and also get amazing feedback from stoked surf travellers returning from a trip of a lifetime.

 

Some of our clients’ reviews:

 

We had a fantastic holiday! Thank you so much again for all your assistance in making our holiday plans run so smoothly. We were lucky enough to get two room upgrades at the Moana Surfrider, which was awesome. Love dealing with you, you are always very professional, amazing attention to detail skills and nothing is ever to much trouble. Look forward to booking our next adventure with you. Kind regards

Kath and Ian

Sylvia – fantastic job – we had zero issues – great waves – and a fantastic time Looking forward to the next trip already!

Bill

Our TPW trip was great and our consultant Sylvia is a champion.

Michael

This is the third surf trip with “the boys” I have done over past 4 years and I can strongly recommend The Perfect Wave for booking any holiday. The staff (Gina) was extremely helpful and always got back with any questions/info. Friendly / Professional etc and very smooth/easy. The trip (Maldives Central Atolls) was excellent with great local crew and surf guide (Shabu Rocks) and of course great surf!! Super fun!

James

The Perfect Wave was a pleasure to deal with, our Consultant Charlie was informative, easy to contact and responded immediately. The company seems in good hands after meeting with a couple of the owners on our trip, the Perfect wave is very professional and have good knowledge and experience where it counts.

Danny

Great Service! Thank to Charlie and the team at Perfect Wave – very easy to deal with, coordinated the process very smoothly, provided good advice and alternate options and facilitated a sensational trip to the mentawais. Highly recommended and would definitely book through them again.

Simon

One of the most comprehensive surf travel companies on the global market. Terrific options. Great guidance on choice. Awesome personalised service. Definitely be using perfect wave again.

Troy

Hallo Kim, thank you for wrting to me. Everything was just perfect, we loved every minute there and we will book our next surf trip with the perfect wave for sure! Love you Guys

Clara and Quenton

The best thing about The Perfect Wave is that even if mother nature doesn’t bless you with the waves you dream of, you will still have the holiday of your dreams! Thanks TPW.

Phil

Was easy to organise and the online payment system helped this. Found that perfect wave was able to manage well with 12 guys all doing their own thing, in hindsight we’ll all book together! Kept us informed and was calm about the whole payment process. Kept us informed about price changes well in advance due to changes in the dollar. Well done.

Ross

TPW did a great job of putting together a hassle free trip to the Mentawais by providing solid advice and taking care of many of the details.

James

The Perfect Wave and Sylv in particular were excellent, and I would recommend them to anyone looking to go on a surf trip.

Nathan

The Perfect Wave, well the name certainly speaks for itself. This was our 2nd trip to the Maldives through The Perfect Wave and we really did get the Perfect Wave!!! The surf was amazing, the entire trip was amazing. Thanks to Sylvia for all your help, nothing was ever too much trouble considering all the times we had to change our dates!!!! Thanks again and until next time…….

Kirrily

Sylvia was awesome as a consultant, easy to contact and quick to respond to queries. everything was taken care of and our holiday was terrific, so well organized.

Angela

I can not thank enough for The Perfect Wave to organise our dream holiday in Kandooma Island. Everything from the start to the end went so smooth and we did not need to worry about anything. Our trip was well organised and my husband, my daughter and I had the best surfing holiday ever. We made so many new friends on the island and Jeremy & Sarah (our surf guides) were amazing. I & my husband recommend the Perfect Wave to our friends who are planning to go on the surfing trip. We definitely go back to Kandooma Island again. Thank you!!!

Noriko & Patrick

I’ve been on many surf trips and perfect wave were awesome and the best I’ve dealt with – well done crew!

Sam

We had an amazing experience with Perfect Wave, organising our trip was hassle free and we were not disappointed when we arrived at Holiday Inn Kandooma! It was the best holiday we have ever had!

Jess

The service we got from Sylvia at the perfect wave was perfect. It was a no hassle well organised trip. Their were no mistakes with documents, flights, baggage allowances, transfers or anything at the resort which made it stress free or us. Sylvia was great with questions always quick to reply with knowledgeable answers. All we had to do was worry about getting our gear to the airport and getting over there for great waves. Thank you! Will definitely book again!

Craig

Sales rep great to deal with and made the booking effortless. Easy as!!!

Jim

I was tasked with making a group booking for 9 mates for a boat trip to the Mentawai Islands. Charlie was on the ball from the get go. He made everything effortless and so smooth coordinating all the crew with flights, transfers, hotel recommendations and the style of boat we were after, and nailed it. Nothing seemed to insignificant and was so helpful with queries coming in from all directions in our group emails. Truly a thorough and professional consultant. Would strongly recommend his services to anyone. All the best, Andrew Tunbridge

Andrew

Guys, what a great experience and holiday. From the moment I started talking with Rhonda Burton I knew I was in good hands. Rhonda was very patient with our inquiries and excellent in answer all our questions, concerns etc. Rhonda was all over the detail. The trip was amazing. The airline was perfect, the accommodation, food, surf guides, resort etc were all perfect. I would have no hestitation in recommending The Perfect Wave. Thanks for everything and Im confident we will be back.

Tim

This was the first time we had traveled overseas as a family and the first time using a travel agent, and everything worked like clock work. The best thing was having a consultant that understood what type of holiday (family/surfing) I was looking for and did the best they could with our budget. To top things off I scored excellent waves but even if “Huey” didn’t play his part, we would still have had a great holiday. Thanks Marie and the perfect wave, can’t wait to book again for another location next year.

Tim

Navigating the website was really easy and perfect for looking at alternative trip options at a huge range of destinations. Being from South Africa, I also found the simple online payment services really useful and efficient. My consultant was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and very honest about the destination and putting a package together. Even when I had to change dates at the last minute, he was all over it with no problem. We wanted accommodation with a view so Charlie managed to get us the PRIME Beach Villa right in front of the righthander … best spot on the island. The Perfect Wave Surf Guides, Jeremy and Sarah, were absolutely brilliant throughout the trip. They were really knowledgeable about the conditions and other breaks in the area. I managed to surf myself sick every single day over the 10 days we were there, thanks to their advice on which waves to head to. Jeremy and Sarah also organised a couple great social evenings with other Perfect Wave guests which made the trip even more special. Thanks to Jeremy’s world class camera equipment and photography skills, I managed to come away with some of the best surf photo’s I’ve ever had. Thanks so much to the whole team for an amazing trip. I genuinely never thought I would score such good uncrowded waves in the Maldives.

Dan

From first phone call to last, Perfect Wave was more than accommodating with my enquiries and requests. Appreciate the recommendations and quick turnaround in booking tickets and accommodation. Awesome! Will be back next year.

Richard

I was extremely happy with the service. Sylvia was fantastic. We first asked for an online quote on a different location and decided it might not be right for us. A few weeks later we asked for another online quote for the Maldives. Sylvia was so attentive she called us and asked what exactly we were wanting out of our holiday as the two locations we asked for quotes for are totally different experiences. We explained exactly what we wanted and she suggested Kandooma, Maldives. She got it soooo right. It was perfect for us. Great surf, scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding, gym, spa, air conditioning, great food, good service and cocktails. Thank you! It was exactly what we needed.

Danielle

The Perfect Wave suggested, organised and finalized our big surf trip perfectly. Other guests using other agents were constantly asking us questions because their agent didn’t tell/know everything. e.g. 3 USA guests were not told that their boards would not fit on a small transfer plane. They had to just leave their boards in a foreign airport or miss the entire trip!!! TPW told us about the small plane, where/when we needed to drop our boards off, how they would be traveling and had them at the resort before we even arrived. Nothing was a problem and even things we didn’t think of were covered and arranged for us. A number of times our expectations were exceeded throughout the trip. Thanks The Perfect Wave – 100% great. TPW was great and made our trip easy.

William

Perfect Wave are great to deal with when booking your next surf charter. Jamie looked after us for our week at Lakey Peak. Perfect Wave was easy & good to deal with. Jamie handled the organisation well.

Shaun

We are more than happy with our quotes and service from Sylvia, she is very patient and completely professional – with a good sense of humour as well. It is great to deal with someone who knows that surfers change their mind several times, especially when they are travelling somewhere new and want to make me, the wife happy, as well as get surf! Thank you for your email – we are in capable hands – Sylv is fabulous and worth every penny! Hopefully we will get to a decision tomorrow about what we are going to do. Kind Regards

Verity & Simon

I would thoroughly recommend using The Perfect Wave to plan our next surf trip as it was problem-free trip, well looked after at the retreat. We surfed every day & could not complain what so ever on the quality of service & abundant hassle free waves that were on offer. After talking with fellow surfers at the retreat who used other surf companies I will definitely stick with Perfect Wave. Thanks Charlie for the help.

Bruce

The Perfect Wave was so easy and fast to understand what kind of holiday we needed, and it was a perfect stay in Morocco and hopefully we will come back soon again!

Anette

We booked our holidays to Bali at the last minute and rang the Perfect Wave without much expectations as we usually don’t like going through travel agencies, but the whole experience well exceeded these expectations. The consultant was very friendly, always answering emails in a timely manner, alwauys trying to be helpful, and getting us excited about our trip. We’re coming back from an awesome holiday, thank you guys for helping us surf the perfect waves of Bali!

Charlotte

I find Josh a pleasure to work with as he is always very professional and extremely helpful with all my questions and requests and can tell from his communications he froths out just as hard as I do on surfing, which I also appreciate greatly. Thanks

Dan

From first contact with Perfect Wave to being greeted by my family at the airport, my surf trip was sensational. All involved made this one of the best experiances of my life.

Mick

The Perfect Wave has an amazing team working there, they are always really helpful and knowledgable about the surf breaks, resorts and boats, We have now been to the Mentawais on a boat trip and to the Maldives staying at a resort. Both trips were fantastic! Cant wait to book the next one!

Shannon

I cannot recommend The Perfect Wave more highly. They are very friendly and easy to deal with. The boat was fantastic as were the crew. We had a fantastic trip and definitely will be going back – with the Perfect Wave.

Terry

In a time when intenret do-it-yourself travel has become the norm, it seems crazy to undertake the risks, when you can get a well organised, great value package seamlessly delivered by a co-ordinated team of professionals at both ends. All we had to do was surf, surf, surf & surf……………. and there was plenty of surf too!

Rod

The Perfect Wave helped me tick off a bucket list item I’ve been carrying around since I was a pup; motoring around remote islands and surfing world class reefs. A trip I will never forget.

Nick

Perfect Wave organised everything we wanted with a minimum of fuss and we travelled to and from the Maldives without a hitch. The crew on the Haira were happy and very accommodating and worked to make our stay with them very enjoyable.

John

I had a great trip in the Ment’s recently scoring some awesome waves in an amazing destination. What a wonderful place. Thanks to The Perfect wave for bringing this dream to life!

Jeff

The Perfect Wave helped us to find just that. The trip was better than I could have imagined. Charlie was very cool and good to talk to and gave me some great feedback about the destination. I had a few questions about the suitability of the trip for us and he was pretty spoton with the info, which was great.

Gerard

THE PERFECT WAVE = THE PERFECT SURF TRIP

Glenn

Hello Claire,   Thank you for your help. The family is really looking forward to it, Just to give you and The Perfect Wave some initial feedback.Your communication, and attention to detail has been fantastic and the level of service has far exceeded what would be provided by a high street travel agent. (Resort maps, menus, floor plans etc.) I had three quotations (including yourselves) for this trip, whilst you weren’t the cheapest, I certainly feel comfortable that I have made the correct decision based on your experience.

Alan

I found The Perfect Wave made organizing our trip extremely easy and effortless which was important as we had such a small window of opportunity and left things to the last moment to organize – excellent service all round.

JM

From the first time I contacted Jamie about this trip he went out of his way to make it the best trip I could have as I was travelling by myself. He even reduced the cost of the trip while not reducing the length or quality of the trip. Therefore resulting in more time in the surf.

Greg

Thanks Marie for organising our dream holiday! You made everything happen for us and our holiday was absolutely perfect! We had perfect weather & for the most part, great surf! We would not hesitate to book again through The Perfect Wave.

Jessica

Very informative, very good customer service, changed airfares 2x with no extra costs, totally recommend it, good info provided my consultant went out of her way to find me another surfer going on the trip and introduced me to him so we both felt we had someone familiar.

John

This is my third big surf trip with The Perfect Wave. I scored perfect weather and good waves on each trip. Good to book with someone who knows what you are after.

Kevin

We have had a bad experience previously with a surf holiday company so we were a little hesitant to use The Perfect Wave, however much to our delight they could not have been more friendly and efficient.

Marnie

As this was my first time on a boat trip and in the Mentawais, I’m already organising my next trip in Christmas with the Perfect wave and were so happy with the service, advice and professionalism of the Perfect Wave team. I recommend it to anyone, especially the younger surfers to book with the team. Go for it, you wont regret it!!!

Simon

The Perfect Wave has done it again for us; another perfect surf holiday!!

Peter

Hi Rhonda, just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help in organising my trip I had a fantastic time and will definitely be recommending you guys in the future you made my trip hassle free.

Jessica

Made life very easy!! Will travel again with The Perfect Wave!!

Troy

My whole experience with Jamie and the Perfect Wave travel group was as smooth as you could ask for, the transfers, the accomodation and the surf guide was top notch. I’ll be contacting Jamie as soon as I think about my next holiday.

Scott

Thanks Perfect Wave for organising an awesome trip. A perfect travel agent should have you excited for your holiday and not stressing on travel arrangements and this is exactly how it turned out. My only stress was which perfect wave to take off on!

Chad

I’ve never travelled overseas on my own before and Perfect Wave were the best option for me. They organised everything for me with the best accommodation and I had the best trip I could have ever asked for!

Brikken

We have booked two family surf holidays and strongly recommend The Perfect Wave for booking any holiday. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about all aspects of travel & understand travellers needs and can recommend a holiday taylor made for anyone’s needs. The staff is very friendly and have a personal rapore with people even though they have not met face to face usually only through email & phone contact. Thank you for a great service.

Nella

I loved dealing with The Perfect Wave. The whole process was seamless, the advice on the package was perfect & our experience with The Perfect Wave was great, can’t wait to book our next destination.

Paul

My first overseas trip & it was more than I bargained for. Perfect food, Perfect service & Perfect waves. I will be travelling overseas again & I don’t think I need to look any further than The Perfect Wave; thanks alot guys it was as I said before PERFECT. Everything from start to finish was totally professional & could not say a bad word about any aspect. Thank you!

Grant

I was very pleased with the service offered by Jamie and his staff and in particular the way that they were able to keep accomodating the many changes i made to the itinerary due to my girlfriend’s work comitments.

Janis

Marie and TPW listened to our requirements and sent us to the perfect destination. Even while we were away Marie gave us excellent service extending our trip. It was hassle and stress free which make for a better holiday.

Warren

Hi Rhonda!   I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know how impressed I was by the service provided by Gina. She went way out of her way to help us book our trip, swapping/reshuffling flights/schedules many times to try work out the best trip for us, to enable us to stay at Novotel (which was hard as they are mostly closed for renovations), Heaven on the Planet as well as 3 nights in Bali. She was so patient with us not being flexible at all with dates, as we only had that 2 week window we could take leave on.She saved us flying to Bali each way, by suggesting we fly direct from Lombok on Garuda, something I would never have thought of, this also saved us money on flights compared to going with Virgin.She was always cheerful when I spoke to her, even though many times I rung her with difficult things ie changes to schedules etc. My husband was also very impressed when he spoke to her and she explained how the surf guides worked, where the waves were, etc., she had a lot of knowledge on all of this.I guess this is why we always keep coming back to The Perfect Wave. We went once with World Surfaris, but found you guys provide a far better service than them, hence we have booked many trips with you.We look forward to booking many more trips with The Perfect Wave/Gina as you don’t find service like that often these days!

Belinda

The booking and organising of the trip by the Perfect Wave team, in particular Rhonda, was excellent. The customer service was great, with nothing being a problem, and all contingencies covered eg. extra baggage allowance for boards etc. This efficient organisation led to a trouble free trip, with all flights, transfers, etc going smmothly. All together, this enabled us to have a great surfing trip and holiday. I highly recommend The Perfect Wave travel team!!

Mark

I had a very good time for someone travelling to Bali and Sumbawa for the first time. Accomodation was great and food was really great too. Indonesia is really a surfing heaven, and is easy going in most parts too. I would be keen to go back as its so cheap over there! The Perfect Wave had everything organised for me so all transfers were taken care of, all I had to do was work on surfing better!

Tom

The Perfect Wave team were great. We were even able to contact our consultant during her holiday. Now that’s service!

Richard

The Perfect Wave were fantastic in organising a trouble-free holiday; they take all the hard work out of organisation. Would highly recommend them. I would say where i went but then i would have to kill you.Janet==It was a pleasure dealing with The Perfect Wave. Our consultant was very understanding when we where searching of the right location. As it turnout he came up with the right surfing experience for my son and I (young charger and old cruiser). Looking forward to the next surfing adventure.

David

Hi Rhonda, I just wanted to send a quick e-mail to say a big thank you for all your help in organising my recent honeymoon. Your help and input was much appreciated and no doubt had a big influence on us having an absolutely amazing time. The Maldives….amazing place!!! Everything went really well, from the pick-ups and transfers through to the nice little swell running while we were at Hudhuran Fushi. We were more than happy at Kandooma, but Hudhuran Fushi really blew us away. It is such a beautiful place and the overwater villas were amazing. Truly a memorable experience. Thank you once again. I will definitely be in touch to arrange the next trip through you, though the next one will likely be a boys trip. Open to suggestions…

Matt

When 10 intrepid surfers, who are getting close to qualifying for their seniors cards, thought it was time to rejuvenate the soul and hit the waves the common view was to hit the Mentawis. In the quest to stay young, but being realistic enough to acknowledge that the number of cutbacks done per trip equate to what we most kids are doing on a single wave, we chose the MV Midas as our craft of choice to chase these waves. Why? Boat speed and comfort – it was fast enough to explore numerous breaks when the wind, tide and the crowds became a factor and comfortable enough to savour the joy of a great days surf.Throw in the bonus that the crew are sensational, food is great, the Bintang is always icy cold, the Skipper knows where the best waves are and that everyone has a focus of making it the best trip possible then you cannot fail to have the trip of a lifetime. The MV Midas did that and more and we have already booked again for the next 2 years as we challenge the theory that it only gets better next time around.Our first trip produced great waves with great friends and watching some of the footage again the other day I couldn’t help but notice the smiles all the boys had on their faces – mission accomplished as we all had the grins we had as kids, the stories get better and the tube ride is still achievable. Life without the thrill of surfing pristine, challenging and perfect waves just can’t be contemplated so if you feel the need for rejuvenation then I recommend you organise your own trip of a lifetime on the MV Midas and let the Perfect Wave Team, especially Rhonda, plan it for you. You won’t be disappointed.

Dean

Hi Rhonda Ive been meaning to thank you for the brilliant job you did organising all our flights & connections and accommodating the last minute changes. We will wax lyrical to all about the quality of your work. Warm regards

Mark

Hey Gina!! Hey I really appreciate all the stuff you guys at Perfect Wave did for us n getting us back form the Mentawais after the tsunami. I think we forgot what you guys were doing behind the scenes for us working late, calling our fams and embassys as well as taking care of hotels, accom, transport, etc etc. We would have been proper F%&ked if yas werent there for us. Thanks heaps!!!!!

Richard