Do you want to increase your brand awareness, receive more inquiries, and make more bookings? Join the fastest-growing surf travel network and let the good times roll.

With just a few clicks you can list your property on Surf Trips Direct, the world’s first, zero-commission surf travel site. With our powerful reach and international audience, we ensure unmatched online visibility so our partners can attract and retain surf travellers without paying the excessive sales commissions demanded by the old-school surf travel booking companies.

Who this is for

With just a few clicks you can list your property on Surf Trips Direct, the world’s first, zero-commission surf travel site. With our powerful reach and international audience, we ensure unmatched online visibility so our partners can attract and retain surf travellers without paying the excessive sales commissions demanded by the old-school surf travel booking companies.

Before I tell you all about this awesome program, let’s talk about who this is really for…

  • You are a surf travel-specific accommodation operator, run a surf camp or charter boat business that caters to real surfers who are in search of scoring epic waves on their next surf trip.
  • You’re sick of spending too much money trying to drive traffic to your website without seeing the results you desire.
  • You are wanting more free time so you can better focus on running your business and the millions of other things involved in daily operations like replying to inquiries, taking bookings, managing staff, marketing, taking your guests to the best waves on the day depending on the conditions, or you could even be on a charter boat or in an area without the most reliable Wi-Fi?
  • You want to use the extra time to deliver the absolute best possible experience for your guests, leaving them with nothing but great memories of their trip so they spread the word to all their friends on their return home.

Who this is not for

The Surf Trips Direct audience are serious surfers who only want options for accommodation and charters that are specifically designed to have them very close to, or in the charter boat cases, moored in the channel at great waves!

Therefore, this is unsuitable for:

  • Surf schools.
  • Anywhere that is not close to great waves, nobody wants to travel halfway across the world and be stuck somewhere far from the surf.

How it works

When you register your property with Surf Trips Direct, you become a part of our advertising and promotional campaigns meaning you can either ease off on your side or keep doing what you are doing and enjoy the extra visibility. This keeps your brand name out there and fresh in the minds of travellers for when they make their bookings.

When people view your listing on Surf Trips Direct all your direct contact information, website, phone numbers, and email addresses are listed, this means potential customers will contact you directly, we completely stay out of your booking process, so you keep the customers and all of the profits to yourself.

Now is the time to focus on advertising as there is more pent-up demand than ever before, like, literally, ever before.

We don’t want you to miss out on the huge travel rush once the flood gates open,

It’s going to be EPIC!

Where we advertise

We have done extensive research and even directly asked your customers how and where they research their surf trips, this means we not only know where to advertise but even how much to dedicate to each advertising stream, which includes:

  • We run the world’s largest and most popular surf travel Facebook group called ‘Surf Trips’ with almost 50,000 frothing surf trippers and this number is quickly growing, allowing us unlimited advertising possibilities and opportunities for market research of the exact demographics of your ideal customers.
  • Social Media paid advertising campaigns across Facebook and Instagram (these and google are the best for our industry, trust us, we know, we have asked your customers directly)
  • Google Ads, are a must and as you probably know, can be highly targeted, we love it, and you will too.
  • Plus, a whole lot of word-of-mouth, we know people who know people.

How does Surf Trips Direct make any money?

We are asked this question a lot and it is understandable due to our zero-commission promise.

Rather than the old-school method of charging large commissions which usually amount to hundreds or even thousands of dollars coming directly out of your profits, we are not greedy and would rather charge a small fee of only $79 AUD per quarter (90 days). The majority of this is invested straight back into advertising the Surf Trips Direct website of which your business will be a part.

$79 AUD per quarter

*This equals only $26.33 per month or less than $6.50 per week! Pocket change.

After Joining Surf Trips Direct, you will…

  • Attract your ideal clients.
  • Be a part of the fastest-growing surf travel network on the planet.
  • Show your customers how professional you are, a seriously great business that is in the top tier of surf travel options, not some kooky joint near crappy waves.
  • Have peace of mind, knowing your business name is out there and you are not being left behind or forgotten about.
  • See real results, instead of throwing money away on complicated and expensive advertising platforms.
  • Free up your time to focus on doing what you do best, providing a killer service!

Money-back guarantee

That’s right, we are so confident that you will love being a part of Surf Trips Direct that we are offering a 100% money-back guarantee!

If after your first 90 days you are not completely satisfied with our service, we will refund the total amount of your membership fee, no questions asked.

So what are you waiting for? We have eliminated any risk on your behalf to get started on your membership with Surf Trips Direct today!

Ok, I’ve heard enough, how do I get on board!?

Easy, just enter the details of your business into the form below, make the payment, and your all set.

Surf Trips Direct will review your listing to make sure it aligns with our standards of the best surf travel options in the best surf destinations and once approved your listing will be live and you will go on our promotional rotation, then you can sit back and relax, knowing we are advertising on your behalf.

Membership Inclusions

Get Listed
Quarterly
$79 AUD
For less than $7 per week
Business Name
Address & Map
Website Link
Up to 30 Photos + Business Logo
Business Description (UNLIMITED word count)
Contact Details
Social Media Links
Customer Reviews & Ability to reply
Ability to Verify Listing
Add 1 x Video
Year of Business Establishment
Payment Types Accepted
2 x Facebook Post Per quarter to our Surf Trips group
2 x Instagram Posts per quarter to @surftripsdirect
Ability to list special offers

Frequently Asked Questions

When I sign up, will I be locked into a contract?

No, we have a no lock-in contract policy meaning your membership is paid in advance and renewed every 90 days.

Is my bill recurring?

Yes, for your convenience, all plans will automatically renew at the end of each billing cycle.

Can you post the content of my choosing?

Yes, we can, no one knows your brand voice better than you. Just send us the content via Instagram DM and we will post it on your next scheduled post day. If we don’t receive any content from you, we will choose Instagram posts from your feed and use that, with different captions created by us.

How many eyes will be on my posts?

Assuming you have quality content ie. Good photos/video, then usually 5,000 – 10,000 after only 24 hours, 3,000 at the bare minimum. Your posts will stay up forever meaning your numbers will continue to rise forever.

We will send you screenshots of your post engagement after 24-48 hours so you always know your numbers, plus towards the end of each quarter, we will send you the statistics of all your posts combined.

How can I get the most visibility and engagement out of my posts?

Great photos! Without a doubt.

Especially, great photos of the waves in your area so your potential guests can see the quality surf that awaits them.

I want to be able to respond to questions and comments on my Facebook and Instagram promos, so how will I know when my posts go live?

That’s great, and highly recommended. Your business will be tagged in the posts as soon as they go live, so whoever runs your Facebook business and/or Instagram accounts will receive FB/IG notifications.

Sometimes we have special promotions, can we add these to our listings?

Sure can, there is a section dedicated especially for it.

I see some businesses have reviews on their listings, is this important?

We highly encourage you to ask past guests if they will leave you a positive review. Reviews are one of the best possible advertisements for your business, future guests love to read reviews of past guests.

Just ask your past guests to do you that small favour, you will be surprised how many will happily do this for you but if they need a little arm twisting then a free meal or a couple of free drinks usually do the trick plus it shows they are keen on a return visit, that’s a Win/Win.

I’m not very good with computers and am worried I won’t be able to create my listing, can you help?

Creating a listing is super easy, all you do is add the correct information into the boxes, upload your best photos and the system does the rest.

 

But if you feel you may still need assistance, we can create a listing for you by taking information from your website and/or social media accounts, then once completed we assign you the listing so you have full control to edit/update however and whenever you please.

If you ever need any assistance at all, just ask us, we are happy to help.

I have a question that isn’t covered here, how can I get answers?

Just send an email to info@surftripsdirect.com.au and we will happily get back to you, usually within 24hrs.