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7 Surf Trips you simply have to stick on your Bucket list.

Dreaming about Surf Trips is important, like, really important. Or at least we like to think so. Having a bunch of places you dream of surfing is key to creating excitement and something to work towards. You’re better off spending your hard earned coin on a dream surf trip than a Foxtel subscription right?

We always like to think that the excitement and anticipation of a trip in the making is equal, if not greater than the trip itself … Tough point to pitch when you’re being spat out of a tube in Indo, but it’s a nice concept nonetheless.

7 of the best surf trips for 2019


A few of our staff are starting to plan their 2019 surf trips, so we chimed in to ask where they dream of going and why!

Oooh, and before we get stuck into it, we were chatting to our mates at Boardcave for some new board recommendations. See what gear we’re frothing on for each region and where we’re keen to go!


epic waves in fiji


Rob, Customer Support


Where do you want to go?  Waidroka Bay Resort, Fiji


What is your ‘dream’ Wave of the Day?  Frigates Pass, 4-6 foot and grinding..


“Ever since I was a grommet and watched the Truman show, Fiji has been a go to dream destination of mine and that’s before all the amazing waves on offer. I’ve been to Fiji a bunch of times but really excited to go to ‘Waidroka’ as it’s the perfect getaway in my eyes; It’s got some holiday luxuries yet still has the roots of a classic Pacific Surf Trip. It’s surrounded by world class waves,  a lot of which are way less surfed than some of Fiji’s most known spots – which is perfect for some quiet sessions!! If the surf goes flat, which it probably won’t 😉 there is amazing diving close by which will keep the gills wet!” – Rob

Talking surf trips, what’s your dream board for this mission? Sharpeye Holy Toledo


bank islands perfection


Mark, Marketing & Design


Where do you want to go?  Floating surf House, Banyaks


What is your ‘dream’ Wave of the Day?  Treasure Island, 4 foot, No one out, hahaha


“I’ve done a bunch of Indo trips but I have not been up to the Banyak’s yet and everyone I know that’s been has loved it! Floating Surf House is such a unique style of accommodation and with waves straight out the front I’m real keen to get up there and check it out.

I also kinda dig the idea of living on the water, it sort of resonates with my idea of an authentic trip in the islands; you know where you see locals living on floating barges, surrounded by the ocean pretty much… It’ll be pretty cool to be sat over the water at the end of each day, dangling my feet in the soup and getting a small experience of living poised over the big blue.” – Mark

Talking surf trips, what’s your dream board for this mission? Hammo Pro Series 1


surf the maldives

Dave, Web Management, Photographer


Where do you want to go?  The Maldives, Southern Atolls on ‘The Blue Horizon’


What is your ‘dream’ Wave of the Day?  Tiger Stripes, 4 foot, walling and perfect for a single fin.


“Real keen to get over to the Southern Atolls as I’ve been really into my single fins and mid length boards of late. The waves over there are great for big open faces, perfect for my 6’8 Single fin.

I also love film photography and when you have a bunch of mates on a boat, you surf for a bit, go grab the camera and shoot for an hour then keep the fins on and body surf…That’s my happy place for sure! Just being on a boat is the best, no distractions and pure focus on the ocean and having a good old time.” – Dave

Talking surf trips, what’s your dream board for this mission? Hayden Shapes Cannon


surf papua new guinea


Chrisso, Marketing & Customer Support


Where do you want to go?  PNG, Vanimo Surf Lodge


What is your ‘dream’ Wave of the Day?  A couple of little tubes at Yako with just me a few local grommets hooting each other into waves, that’s the dream.


I’ve been super into my cold water trips this last couple of years and although I’ve had some troppo time in the Ments I’m keen to check out a new zone and have a bit of Island time. I’ve yet to go to PNG and Vanimo looks like an epic place to go with the missus, surf some super fun waves, read, get to know some locals and really enjoy some chill time in the jungle.

I shaped my first board earlier this year, super fun, kind of performancey ‘Twin plus 1’ and the waves around Vanimo look so perfect for it!! I’m just frothing on a new adventure, heaps of time in the water and getting to surf some different boards in a beautiful setting!” – Chrisso

Talking surf trips, what’s your dream board for this mission? Gary McNeil Mini Pip


surf sri lanka


Kate, Accounting


Where do you want to go?  Jasper House, Sri Lanka


What is your ‘dream’ Wave of the Day? – Hiriketaya party wave with my girls..


“A couple of girlfriends did a Sri Lanka run and I wasn’t able to go so I’ve been itching to check it out as they keep yapping about how good it was. I’m real excited for the long days in the sun, fun waves and really just having some time away on the beach with a good book and a Pina colada …

I’m also super excited to hop on the train, check out a few Tea Plantations and maybe squeeze in a trek or two. Oh, and the food … if I can handle the spice ;)” – Kate

Talking surf trips, what’s your dream board for this mission? SuperBrand Siamese Twin


Mentawai islands surf trip


Todd – Operations Manager


Where do you want to go?  Playground Resort, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia


What is your ‘dream’ Wave of the Day?  A Frames, Kandui, Rifles, Bankvaults… hang on is 4 dream waves too many??


“The amount of fun waves on offer here is insane! Start the day off with some barrels for breakfast at A-Frames and you can’t go wrong. There’s plenty of options to score fun waves all day long here. Yoga and daily treks through the tropics are also on the agenda.”

Talking surf trips, what’s your dream board for this mission? Misfit Fang


Hollow Trees Resort

Leigh, Content Creator


Where do you want to go? Hollow Trees, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia


What is your ‘dream’ Wave of the Day?  HT’s, Rampy takeoff, throaty tube


“My Ideal surf trip is being posted on a tropical island, sippin’ coconuts between surf breaks whilst the missus does Yoga and Hollow Trees ticks all these boxes. Plus the wave looks like it’s paddle distance from the shore which gives you the freedom to surf when ever you want.”

Talking surf trips, what’s your dream board for this mission? Joel Fitzgerald Tomahawk


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