Founder and MD - Global Surf Guides International
Global Surf Guides was founded by Dave in 2001 with
the sole aim of making the best waves worldwide easily accessible
to surfers. The Global Surf Guides philosophy is to ‘keep
it simple’ – we provide you with the surf guide - how
you then structure your trip is entirely up to you and your guide.
Dave has travelled as a touring pro-surfer, to world-class
spots such as Hossegor, Mundaka, Pipeline, Padang and many more.
He has also been on the other side of the fence having worked as
a surf guide in G-Land, Indonesia (8 seasons) and The Maldives (3
seasons). He is based in Sunshine Coast, Australia but commutes
regularly to G-Land!
"Having had extensive experience of surf travel, the one
thing that struck me was the fact that whenever you arrive in a
foreign country there’s absolutely no better feeling than
having a local contact pick you up at the airport and set you in
the right direction."
"Working as a surf guide has enabled me to suss out all the
little things that can make a real difference to someone's surf
trip. Just something as simple as knowing where to paddle out can
make that difference. It’s all about using your surf guide
to your best advantage - making the most of their knowledge both
in the surf and out and about."
Matt Scard is also a well travelled surfer and has a passion for
jumping on airplanes chasing waves around the world. Matt is our
technical support, office supervisor and data technician all rolled
into one big package.