The annual World Surfaris Competitor Prize draw is one of the most eagerly anticipated moments of the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Every year, one lucky winner is randomly selected to enjoy a deluxe surf trip, courtesy of World Surfaris.

This year’s sensational trip included an all-expenses-paid week for two touring the Maldivian atolls aboard the Handhu Falhi surf charter. Once more, our generous sponsor, John Finlay, director of World Surfaris, was on hand to present the prize. After five nail-biting draws of absent competitors, one name claimed the prize – 2016 Family Challenge champion, John Norton.


Handhu Falhi is the highest quality budget surf charter operating in the Maldives today. Handhu Falhi comfortably accommodates up to 10 passengers in five air-conditioned cabins with attached ensuites. She cruises through the surf-rich North Malè Atolls at 10 knots, allowing you to discover the best surf spots available.

World Surfaris employs an expert surf guide to take you to the best waves on offer in the Malè Atolls. Their Handhu Falhi guides have become legendary for their ability to dodge the crowd-factor and find their guests uncrowded waves in the Malè Atolls, even in peak season. This is the best budget surf trip in the Maldives including a crew with vast experience and the ability to cater to all levels of surfers.

The Malè Atolls host over a dozen classy set-ups that are super-consistent from March to October. User-friendly waves with deep water take-offs and long walls with some full on barrel sections. In the space of two hours travelling, you have an incredible wave park!

The question on everyone’s lips was, of course, would John be taking his fellow competitor, Family Challenge team mate and son Jack!

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