Bespoke Surf Adventures

Surf trips to iconic destinations led by world-class guides provide unparalleled local access

Thermal Surfer Guide ImageThermal Surfer Guide Image

Thermal’s bespoke adventures include:

World-class guiding
Immersive experiences
Tailor-made trips
Stay in premium homes
or hotels
Full service itinerary
Zero planning deposit

Trips to iconic destinations

World-class surf guides

The heart of your adventure: local guides provide a deep understanding of the water and the unique regions they call home. Their skills, accomplishments and generous hospitality make them truly remarkable.

Thermal Surfing Experience
Thermal Surf Guide

How it works

Just book your ticket, we’ll take care of the rest
1. Select a destination

If you already have one in mind, great. If not, we’ll help you decide based on your budget, skill level, group size, & more.

2. Partner with a Trip Designer

Who comes with a deep knowledge of global surf destinations — plus local intel.

3. Receive a custom Plan

With everything from off-the-beaten path excursions to lodging, meals to on-the-ground transportation, & everything in between.

4. Surf world-class waves

Don’t forget to pack your boardies & sunscreen – your surf guide will handle the rest.

1. Select a destination

If you already have one in mind, great. If not, we’ll help you decide based on your budget, skill level, group size, & more.

2. Partner with a Trip Designer

Who comes with a deep knowledge of global surf destinations — plus local intel.

3. Receive a custom itinerary

With everything from off-the-beaten path excursions to lodging, meals to on-the-ground transportation, & everything in between.

4. Surf world-class waves

Don’t forget to pack your boardies & sunscreen – your surf guide will handle the rest.

Travel stories

Destination stay in Oaxaca

Long-time friends reconnect in Sayulita


Matt and Alex met 10 years ago as roomates at UCSB. Now living on opposite sides of the country, they hoped to reunite over their mutual love of surfing. Thermal created the trip of a lifetime for them in Mexico, alongside local guide and WSL announcer Kalle Carranza.

“Every surfer should have the pleasure of experiencing a surf trip like this. Kalle treated us like old friends. We surfed our brains out and gained a new appreciation for this special part of Mexico."

Despite so-so conditions, Kalle’s keen instincts led the crew to spots that provided ample waves and little congestion in the lineup.

“This was so much more than just a surf trip. Kalle’s kindness and generosity elevated our experience beyond our wildest expectations. We visited stretches of untouched coastline—free from crowds... the kinds of places we’d never find on our own.”

Destination stay in Oaxaca

Family disconnects to reconnect in Oaxaca


As a Kauai native and veteran of the surf industry, Gabriel knows a thing or two about surf trips. Surfing brings his family together, and they wanted to explore an under-the-radar spot and immerse themselves in that place. Connecting with Thermal guide Pablo in Oaxaca, they scored and went deep on Oaxaca.  Gabriel’s comment:   

Pablo is the man!  Best dude, super knowledgeable and always helpful, cheerful and on time.  Salt of the earth kind of human.”."

Pablo let them discover all that Oaxaca has to offer and make the most of their time together. 

“The stars aligned for this trip, and Pablo helped us make the most of our time.  We saw amazing swell, and Pablo set us up on the perfect breaks.
Thermal Surf Guide

Further together in Cabo


Shira and her husband Michael  wanted to progress as surfers together. They  were self-labeled intermediates and wanted an easy trip to the Baja Peninsula where they could make progress.. Thermal guide Matt Lindsay, who has decades of experience as a surf guide and deep roots in Cabo,  maximize their time and helped them progress. 

“Cannot rave about the trip enough.  He showed us the best local surf spots and gave us killer tips to up our surfing game. We are so coming back and are stoked to have met a new friend. This well exceeded my expectations. EPIC.”

And Matt was more than just a guide in the water.  Matt helped their feel comfortable and get a real sense of this unique place. 

A true gentleman who took care to set up an umbrella and chairs along with snacks and a cooler for my wife. I give him a 10 out of 10 but only because 15 out of 10 is not an option.
Thermal Surf Guide

Submersion and cultural immersion in the Galapagos


Kevin was between professional commitments and wanted to combine his love of surfing and sense of adventure. The Galapagos had been on his bucket list. Thermal guide Eddie Salazar, a retired Peruvian pro surfer, made him feel welcomed and showed him everything the Galapagos has to offer.

“On the Galapagos Islands, Eddie is somewhat of a surf “Mayor” I sensed. Every day, and for the week as a whole, he had a plan and was not rigid as swell conditions shifted. In the water, he was always looking out for me, guiding on where to sit, fostering friendly bonds with the locals, and putting my own time in the water above himself”

For Kevin, this trip was a peak moment: 

“I’m grateful for you guys crossing my life with Eddie, and the memories I’ll have forever"

We are so coming back and are stoked to have met a new friend. This well exceeded my expectations.

Shira

There are surf guides and then there is Mega. I've been traveling for surf for many years and rarely found someone who guides with such a wholistic approach.

Nick

Pablo and Joaquin were amazing, they showed us the true spirit of Oaxaca and took us to surf perfect waves with no crowds.

Rodolfo

It was even better than expected....Well organized and currently the best surf trip I've had in the past 10 years.

Harald

We are so coming back and are stoked to have met a new friend. This well exceeded my expectations.

Shira

There are surf guides and then there is Mega. I've been traveling for surf for many years and rarely found someone who guides with such a wholistic approach.

Nick

Pablo and Joaquin were amazing, they showed us the true spirit of Oaxaca and took us to surf perfect waves with no crowds.

Rodolfo

It was even better than expected....Well organized and currently the best surf trip I've had in the past 10 years.

Harald
Thermal Experience Image
Thermal experience image

About

Thermal is a global team of seasoned surfers and adventurers who have helped guests from around the world experience the joys of exploring through surf. We provide travel to 36 countries, and 6 continents, and pride ourselves by offering first-hand knowledge, advice and support for surfers of all abilities.

Questions? We’ve got answers

What is included?

Our bespoke trips provide everything needed to pursue your passion for surfing and immerse yourself in unique parts of the world.

  • World-class guiding: Thermal guides maximize your wave count, putting you on the right breaks and navigating the line-up.
  • Immersive experiences for all: Discover all the culture and natural wonder of these destinations, providing activities for surfers and non-surfers alike.
  • Tailor-made trips: Thermal trip designers leverage their wealth of knowledge as surfers and travelers to build an itinerary  from the ground up around your desires.
  • Premium accommodations: Pick from boutique hotels, serviced villas, or a crewed boat to find the perfect accommodations for you and your group.
  • Full service itinerary: Thermal’s Bespoke Adventures cover everything you need, from transportation to meals to accommodations and activities.
  • Zero planning deposit: There’s no fee or deposit to get a consultation and discover your options.
What is not included in a trip?

Airfare, travel insurance, tips, and any meals or activities that are not specified in the plan for your trip.

How long does it take to plan my custom surf trip?

To begin, we will schedule a short (15 minute) video call between you and one of our Trip Designers. This allows us to understand what kind of surf trip you are dreaming of and to tailor our recommendations to your needs. You’ll receive a proposal within 24 hours of your initial call with us.

Who will plan my trip?

Our Trip Designers are experienced surfers who have spent years traveling the world to surf. These full-time members of our team are happy to provide advice and insights based on first-hand knowledge of the world’s coastlines and cultures. We work as a team to pool our company-wide global expertise, ensuring the best possible surf trips for our guests.

Do you offer travel to destinations not listed above?

Yes. We draw upon existing partnerships where we are confident we can deliver a world-class experience. If such relationships exist in the region(s) you are interested in, we are happy to help plan a trip for you. Get in touch if you would like to explore this possibility.

I am interested in visiting more than one country. Is this something you can help with?

Yes. As long as we have established relationships with trusted partners in those areas, we are more than happy to help you plan a surf trip to multiple countries.

Do you arrange international flights?

No. We take care of everything from the moment your land in your destination until you return to the airport to fly home.

Is the full amount due upon booking?

Yes. Once you decide upon your desired dates and accommodation, full payment will be required to confirm your trip.

What is your cancellation policy?

Trips may be cancelled free of penalty up to 30 days prior to departure. In some cases, we may need to make adjustments to this policy for experiences with less flexibility. Any such exceptions will be clearly communicated upon presentation of your trip proposal, before any payment is made.

What is included?

Our bespoke trips provide everything needed to pursue your passion for surfing and immerse yourself in unique parts of the world.

  • World-class guiding: Thermal guides maximize your wave count, putting you on the right breaks and navigating the line-up.
  • Immersive experiences for all: Discover all the culture and natural wonder of these destinations, providing activities for surfers and non-surfers alike.
  • Tailor-made trips: Thermal trip designers leverage their wealth of knowledge as surfers and travelers to build an itinerary  from the ground up around your desires.
  • Premium accommodations: Pick from boutique hotels, serviced villas, or a crewed boat to find the perfect accommodations for you and your group.
  • Full service itinerary: Thermal’s Bespoke Adventures cover everything you need, from transportation to meals to accommodations and activities.
  • Zero planning deposit: There’s no fee or deposit to get a consultation and discover your options.
What is not included in a trip?

Airfare, travel insurance, tips, and any meals or activities that are not specified in the plan for your trip.

How long does it take to plan my custom surf trip?

To begin, we will schedule a short (15 minute) video call between you and one of our Trip Designers. This allows us to understand what kind of surf trip you are dreaming of and to tailor our recommendations to your needs. You’ll receive a proposal within 24 hours of your initial call with us.

Who will plan my trip?

Our Trip Designers are experienced surfers who have spent years traveling the world to surf. These full-time members of our team are happy to provide advice and insights based on first-hand knowledge of the world’s coastlines and cultures. We work as a team to pool our company-wide global expertise, ensuring the best possible surf trips for our guests.

Do you offer travel to destinations not listed above?

Yes. We draw upon existing partnerships where we are confident we can deliver a world-class experience. If such relationships exist in the region(s) you are interested in, we are happy to help plan a trip for you. Get in touch if you would like to explore this possibility.

I am interested in visiting more than one country. Is this something you can help with?

Yes. As long as we have established relationships with trusted partners in those areas, we are more than happy to help you plan a surf trip to multiple countries.

Do you arrange international flights?

No. We take care of everything from the moment your land in your destination until you return to the airport to fly home.

Is the full amount due upon booking?

Yes. Once you decide upon your desired dates and accommodation, full payment will be required to confirm your trip.

What is your cancellation policy?

Trips may be cancelled free of penalty up to 30 days prior to departure. In some cases, we may need to make adjustments to this policy for experiences with less flexibility. Any such exceptions will be clearly communicated upon presentation of your trip proposal, before any payment is made.

Let's design your

custom surf  trip.

Personal Information
First Name*
First Name*
Last Name*
Last Name*
Email*
Email*
About your adventure
First Name*
Where do you want to go?
When do you want to travel?
How many people are in your group?
What is your budget per person?
What level surfer are you?
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Book your flights and leave the rest to us.

Image of our surf truck on its way to a destination