The Perfect Wave Surf Experience
On the 12th day of January 2007 a new surf travel company was born. The proud parents were travel buddies Jamie Gray and Rhonda Burton, whose passions for surfing and traveling have nurtured this baby from birth into the # 1 Surf Travel Website in the World.
Jamie’s 15 years experience working in the hospitality & tourism industry; and Rhonda’s 8 years at Flight Centre in management roles, plus their 17 years each of travelling experiences, and Jamie’s immense love and addiction to surfing - gave TPW all the knowledge required to be a success from day 1.
The Perfect Wave’s first office was a pokey little spare room under Jamie’s house in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, furnished with desks, chairs and cabinets that were being thrown out by Rhonda’s old Flight Centre store in a renovation. The Australian headquarters are still in our beloved Northern Beaches, but are now a 2 storey Surf Experience Centre with couches and flat screen TV to welcome clients, and office space for their passionate and dedicated team of 12.
Now, 8 years in, they have grown faster than any other surf travel company. They have a new partner, BT, another passionate surfer and traveler who is growing their Europe office; and with other headquarters in Maldives, Japan and Indo, TPW can now better service their clients from wherever they may be.
The secret to their success is that the number 1 priority has always been, and will always be, their clients. They now have literally tens of thousands of happy clients, and they strive every day to create new and exciting surf “experiences” that give their clients something more than just a holiday or surf trip…..experiences that have the potential to be life changing. They have also invented the first ever surfer rewards program – Perfection Pass, to reward their repeat clients, and give something back for every trip they do.
They spend every day meticulously researching and gathering information to ensure that their clients get the best total surf experience possible, and by visiting the destinations they sell, they can make sure every operator has the same focus on customer service, safety and the same lust for life as they do.