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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.

World Surfaris joins us once more in 2018 with possibly the finest Competitor Prize Draw to date: a spectacular 7-night vacation aboard luxurious surf charter, the Manta.

Manta Surf Charter is a 105-foot cruiser purpose built for surfers to come and surf the world class waves of the Maldives whilst in the comfort of Mantas premium level accommodation and spacious living,” explains World Surfaris director, John Finlay.

Manta is supported by a 62-foot dhoni, which is perfect for transporting you from break to break, carrying your boards so you aren’t tripping over them on deck and can be turned into a diving boat for any keen divers out there.

World Surfaris employs an expert surf guide to take you to the best waves on offer in the Malè Atolls. Their Manta guide has become legendary for his ability to dodge the crowd-factor and find 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.

“”Our guide, Ali is a professional body boarder with tonnes of respect amongst locals. Not only will he get you to the best waves on the day but he will increase your wave count with a few simple tips on where to sit and when to paddle out.

“We are offering Manta [as the Competitor Prize Draw] for the first time because we believe it is the best premium surf charter in the Maldives,” says John. “The value for money is incredible and we want people to experience why we love and endorse it so much. Manta offers 7-night sailings throughout the Malè Atolls, with guests surfing up to seven breaks in North Malè and six in South Malè, plus a few little nooks and crannies which, on their day, are absolutely world-class. The Manta is also a very versatile boat, perfect for couples with spacious ensuite, fully air conditioned cabins.”

This incredible opportunity is open to all competitors of the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing. Entry is automatic and every competitor is eligible, but you’ve got to be in it to win it!

The lucky winner MUST claim their prize IN PERSON from World Surfaris director, John Finlay, at the presentations on the final day of the festival, Saturday 17 March. The prize cannot be claimed by a de facto recipient or family member.

If the named winner is not present, the prize will be redrawn until a named recipient claims the prize in person.


7 nights twin share basis for 2 pax on the Manta Surf Charter boat in the Malè Atolls, The Maldives.

Airfares are excluded from the prize.

Conditions apply & subject to availability.

Winner must complete trip by 31 December 2018 (valued at $4,500).