Greg Bertish

Position: Owner & Head Surf & Travel Guru
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH TRUE BLUE SURF AND ISLAND TRAVEL - Since 1997

WHAT DESTINATIONS HAVE YOU VISITED - AFRICA -Entire coast of South Africa; Namibia, Botswana,
Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique; Morocco
INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mozambique, Maldives, INDONESIA Java, Bali, Lombok, Lembongan, Sumbawa, Mentawai Islands, G Land, Sumatra.
AMERICAS 40 States in the USA, Mexico
EUROPE UK, France, Spain, Austria, Italy, Greece, The Netherlands, Switzerland
SOUTH AMERICA- Peru

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB -  I love getting mails from people who have had awesome trips and experiences because of us. I love helping people with ideas, suggestions and info on places I’ve been and loved. I love exceeding clients expectations with our service and knowledge.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVES AND PASSIONS IN LIFE - Family, big waves, being a Travel operator, and travel to amazing locations to surf, snowboard, kite and experience the local vibe.

See Gregs other Passions and Non Profit Organisations:  www.all-heart.org     &  www.sharkspotters.org.za


Cara Fowler

Position: Operations Manager/Groups Specialist
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH TRUE BLUE SURF AND ISLAND TRAVEL - Since 2006

WHAT DESTINATIONS HAVE YOU VISITED - Thailand – Koh Samui, Phuket, Phi Phi, Koh Phan gan, Koh Tao
Singapore and Malaysia
Caribbean – Western and Eastern
Reunion Island and the UK

WHO IS CARA I – am a mother and wife. I am passionate about life and love nothing better than spending quality time with my family. I have travelled the world but am 100% proudly Capetonian!!

WHAT IS YOUR FAV DESTINATION - Hands down Koh Samui, I ve been 4 times but would go again over and over.

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WHAT BEACHES ARE YOUR FAVOURITE – I honestly love my local Big Bay beach its close to home and fun for the whole family.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN TRAVEL – Since 2003WHAT IS YOU BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE – I love the East! Thailand has played a major role in so many different aspects of my life. I lived there for 4 months; I went on honeymoon and have holidayed there. I love the diverse culture, amazingly friendly people and stunningly beautiful islands.


Candice Lee Giloi

Position: Cape Town Travel Consultant
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WHO IS CANDICE LEE a wife, working-mom, consultant and someone who enjoys life to the fullest!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE My Family, friends, animals, the sun, water, and my JOB!

WHAT IS YOUR FAV DESTINATION Madagascar . . . so far, and i loved Mauritius too.

WHAT BEACHES ARE YOU FAVOURITE Llandudno beach, nice and sheltered

WHAT IS YOU BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE The Dhow Safari where I spent 7 nights camping on islands around Nosy Be (Madagascar). It was rustic, relaxed, all I did was swim, snorkel, eat seafood and lie on white beaches all 7 days!!! Best experience by far!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN TRAVEL From 2005 – 2008 and now I’m back since October 2010. Just couldn’t stay away


Sue Van Toorn

Position: Flights Specialist

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH TRUE BLUE SURF & ISLAND TRAVEL - Since Jan 2012

WHAT DESTINATIONS HAVE YOU VISITED - Mauritius, Madagascar

WHO IS SUE – I Love the ocean, nature and my family

WHAT IS YOUR FAV DESTINATION – Madagascar

WHAT BEACH IS YOUR FAVOURITE -My localbeach just down the road in Kommetjie

WHAT IS YOU BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE Madagascar – was an eye opener and I laughed from the minute I got off the plane till 8 days later when I left, had some outrageous experiences!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN TRAVEL For about 10 years now


Chelsea Patterson

Position: Office / Media / Bookings Coordinator

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH TRUE BLUE SURF & ISLAND TRAVEL – Started May 2014.1491775 10203041470540434 1325176232 n 300x200 The Team

WHAT DESTINATIONS HAVE YOU VISITED – Africa : Mozambique, Zanzibar, Botswana,Namibia,Zimbabwe,Zambia.Europe : Holland,Paris. UK : Scotland,England.North America : Washington, Florida, New York.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE  - Travelling,experiencing the variety of cultures and lifestyles as well as landscapes and cities that the world has to offer. Reading, mainly historical fiction. Photography and Design.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE – Taking a crazy roadtrip up to Mozambique for a week with a bunch of mates. The adventures and 4×4 experiences,as well as waking up on the beach to the most beautiful sunrises and heading straight into the water, nothing can beat that, and the memories will always be there. Definitely a favourite destination of mine. Zanzibar comes a close second.


Chris Bertish

Position: Team Rider, Sales Rep  & Swell Chaser Guru
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WHAT DESTINATIONS HAVE YOU VISITED - USA, South America, Carribean, Indian & Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe and Northern Africa

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVES AND PASSIONS IN LIFE - The Ocean, South Africa and any water based sports, especially Surfing & Stand up Paddle.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB - I work with my passion and people who share same obsession.

Dream big, think big, play big as life’s no dress rehearsal, we only get one chance at it, so live each day with the passion and courage to try…

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Enjoy, travel, explore, smile and go out of your comfort zone to achieve beyond what you thought is possible.. Live each day with the courage to try… Because the universe likes people who are different, who are out there looking for opportunities, making things happen, making the most out of life and who are determined to achieve and succeed.


Conn Bertish

Position: Marketing/ Promotions/ Advertising/ On line
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH TRUE BLUE SURF AND ISLAND TRAVEL – Been involved Since 2004

WHAT DESTINATIONS HAVE YOU VISITED -  USA, Mexico, South America, Indonesia, Australia, Namibia, Mozambique, Maldives, Thailand, Reunion Island , Nepal, Egypt, UK, Europe and more.

WHO IS CONN I – Father, ocean lover, artist, advertiser, writer, documentary film maker, environmentalist

WHAT IS YOUR FAV DESTINATION – South America and Indo.

WHAT BEACHES ARE YOUR FAVOURITE –  Padang Padang on Bali and a little beach on an island in the Mentawai Islands

WHAT IS YOU BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE – Sailing across the Timor Sea on a little wooden Ketch, from Australia to Indonesia.


Tracy Bertish

Position: Website/ Photography/New Products & Properties

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH TRUE BLUE SURF & ISLAND TRAVEL - Started November 2006

WHAT DESTINATIONS HAVE YOU VISITED – Indonesia; Bali, Sumbawa,
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WHAT DO YOU LOVE  - I love travelling, photography, the ocean, the sun, and chilling with my two little boys (Kodi 4 and Ryder 2) and my Husband Greg.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE - Our Honeymoon in Bali and Sumbawa in 2009- chilled, long Tropical days and warm water waves and surf.


Haydn

Position:  Advertising/Graphic Designer
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH TRUE BLUE SURF & ISLAND TRAVEL - Since March 2013

WHAT DESTINATIONS HAVE YOU VISITED - Mauritius, Bali, Brazil , Hawaii, Germany, switzerland, California.

WHO IS HAYDN – Passionate surfer with a love for technology and adventure.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESTINATION? – Bali. Its the perfect mixture of great waves and adventure.

WHAT BEACH IS YOUR FAVOURITE – Theres a private point break on the south coast of KZN that gets really good with no crowds.

WHAT IS YOU BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE – My trip to hawaii. It was a great trip, i saw and learnt so mch about the local culture, made tons of friends and surfed some of the best waves of my life.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN TRAVEL – I’ve  worked in the travel industry for 1 year and in the hospitality industry for 8 years.

See MY Work Here:

www.creativeindustries.co.za