25 February, 2016 25 February, 2016

World Surfaris Africa launch in SA

Pollywog.co.za recently unveiled their new partnershp with World Surfaris Africa and Home Bru Graft Cafe set the scene for a relaxed afternoon, sharing and showcasing some of our planets best surf travel destinations.

For any traveller looking to find their own little piece of heaven, their dream surf trip in Africa or abroad be sure to check out World Surfaris Africa.

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PRESS RELEASE

Launch of World Surfaris Africa brings exclusive surf travel options
The premier surf travel company World Surfaris is delighted to announce the establishment of World Surfaris Africa (WSA). The launch of this exciting initiative will take place at Home Bru Graft Café in uMhlanga on 23 February at 2.30pm for 3pm.

World Surfaris Africa has committed to powering all the travel for South Africa’s core online surf and travel store – Pollywog. Through this exclusive partnership, World Surfaris Africa will facilitate all the travel arrangements for the unique surf trips offered by Pollywog. This means that African surfers will now be able to access some of the world’s best surfing holiday packages for both domestic and international destinations at very competitive prices.

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In addition, clients who book surf trips through the Pollywog website will receive substantial discounts on all Pollywog merchandise. The discounts are available on a wide range of surf clothing, artwork and accessories such as wetsuits, surfboards, backpacks, watches, sunglasses and lots more.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with World Surfaris in the establishment of World Surfaris Africa,” said Richard Edy, CEO of Pollywog. “They have extensive experience in the surfing travel market and the launch will bring Africa some exceptional surf holiday opportunities.”

World Surfaris was founded in 1997 by Shaun Levings, who had a vision to combine his passion for surfing and travel. The Australian-based company caters for all levels of surfer experience and with a variety of budgets. To ensure every customer is satisfied with the travel experience, World Surfaris uses only the best operators and experts in the field for resort and boat charter bookings. Their quality control programme sees staff regularly visiting destinations to ensure high standards are being consistently maintained.

The high quality service ethic and the wealth of practical experience underpins the World Surfaris Africa offer, whereby handpicked travel destinations and phenomenal personal service will be part and parcel of each travel experience. To guarantee that local knowledge will drive the selections, Pollywog and World Surfaris Africa have engaged an energetic team who will be instrumental in organising all travel options.

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The team includes ‘the Master Kahuna’ South African Master’s Champion and Springbok surfer, Richard Edy. Prior to establishing Pollywog, Richard had been running a production company that saw him travel the globe, producing a number of successful television series about his two greatest passions – surfing and fishing.
Senior Travel Consultant, Debi Grove has been involved in the surf tourism industry for more than a decade and has travelled extensively. Lead surf guide and travel advisor, Ryan Ribbink has an intimate knowledge of all tides, currents and surf conditions from Durban to Mozambique. Ryan also has a great relationship with locals in all the top surfing spots and ensures every visitor gets the full cultural experience during their trip.

Richard noted that World Surfaris has an excellent reputation as a good corporate citizen and is committed to giving back to the community In Australia, World Surfaris assists in supporting several charities including Surfaid, The Board Meeting (a disabled children’s charity), Multiple Sclerosis Queensland and Movember. “We are in the process of selecting charities which World Surfaris Africa will support, as this is a fundamental part of the company’s ethos,” he said.

To add to the excitement and to support the launch and initial promotion of WSA, a major surf trip package for two will be offered as a prize to one lucky participant in the promotion. Details of the promotion, the prize and how to enter will be announced at the launch.

For the past two months, Pollywog has been running an online competition to win a unique surfboard painted by renowned artist, Ant Dodd’s. The winner will be selected randomly and announced at the World Surfaris Africa launch.

An electronic media pack will be available for media attending the event, as well as a R1 500 off voucher which will be given away as a spot prize to a media representative on the day.

For more information on Pollywog, visit www.pollywog.co.za

For more information on World Surfaris, visit www.worldsurfaris.co.za or email Richard@worldsafaris.com or Debi@worldsafaris.com

Richard Edy
(t) 083 288 8042 | (e) richard@pollywog.co.za |

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