Indies Explorer Australian Guests receive 10% off.

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Indies Explorer

Indies Explorer Australian Guests
Receive 10% off.

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It is recommended to take out travel insurance when you pay your deposit, as this will ensure that you are covered in case of any unforeseen circumstances that may arise before your trip.

Maybe you’re waiting for the next epic swell to hit Fiji, perhaps escaping the busy lifestyle for long empty barrels in Indonesia or thinking of snowboarding down a white picturesque mountain slope in Europe. Wherever you live in Australia or where you want to go, consider Surf Travel Insurance for your next trip! The original surf travel insurance provider offering Australian and Global surfers cover while surfing.   On and Off the water.

Current Travel Alerts

SureSave – Credit: For Unused Travel Insurance

Terms of credit: 

This credit offer is available for a limited time until September 30, 2020 to eligible Australian and New Zealand resident customers with an unused policy who cannot travel due to COVID-19 and the subsequent Australian and New Zealand Government travel restrictions. Eligible customers are those with unused policies, with a departure date up to and including 30 September 2020.

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Traveling? We have the insurance to suit!

As surfers, we understand the importance of comprehensive cover for surfers and non-surfers with worldwide EVAC plans for emergency assistance 24/7, including cover for your accompanying surfboards. With travel insurance plans to suit your travel needs, for either single trip, multiple trips, long stays or around the world adventures for leisure and business. Simply quote and purchase online or talk to our insurance specialist today!

Why Surf Travel Insurance?

STI are the global leaders in surf and snowboard travel insurance and specialist for surfing popular and remote destinations. Comprehensive medical evacuation plans for serious medical emergencies around the Mentawai’s, Telo, Sumatra, Banyaks, Nias, Bali, Maldives and Fiji Islands. As surfers, we understand a surfer’s lifestyle and passion with insurance products to suit their individual and family surfing needs.

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COVID-19 and SureSave Travel Insurance

COVID-19 and SureSave Travel Insurance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs - View answers to our most frequently asked travel questions related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Single, Couples and Family

Single, Couples and Family

Traveling on your own, maybe with your partner or need to take the family, don’t forget the children with dependent kids under 25 are free.

Annual Frequent Trips

Annual Frequent Trips

If your overseas trip includes adventure, working or just getting away, choose from a range of products to suit your travel needs including custom planning.

Surfing and Surfboard Cover

Surfing and Surfboard Cover

Planning a surfing holiday, whether you are learning to surf through to being experienced enough to confidently drop into hollow reef breaks, surfing has its risks and that’s why it’s important to stay safe in the line-up.

Snowboarding Cover

Snowboarding Cover

Whether your snowboarding or Skiing at a resort, or planning to go off the beaten track in the back country or even heli-ski, you’re here because you need reliable travel insurance.

Australian Surf, Fish Charters

Australian Surf, Fish Charters

Whether you and some friends are planning on surfing Western Australia’s Montebello Islands and diving Ningaloo Reef or Exploring the Great Barrier Reef, we can provide a travel insurance policy to suit.

Motorbike and Moped

Motorbike and Moped

Plan on riding a motorbike or moped while overseas, whether just casually or as your main mode of transport, there’s cover under the policy if you’re properly licensed to ride.

Telo Island SIEEP 26/08/2013
A reported head trauma was reported which activated an air-ambulance with neurosurgeon onboard for the flight transfer. Air Ambulance was activated for this case and Patient was transferred to Singapore hospital for emergency surgery. The time line was under 6hrs to get patient to Singapore Hospital including: time for Refuelling air-ambulance, Clearance and Immigration requirements. Please note this procedure was in half the time estimated originally, due to improved remote airfields and air-ambulances.
Monika | Operations Coordinator
We have developed an internal database of providers for our team to use on cases with quick reference to hospitals/clinics as well as other providers (ground transfers, hotels, local agents etc). As soon as our team are activated on a case, we review our database for the closest facility that we can refer to. Our business partners are trusted providers who offer local knowledge as well as the ability to obtain crucial information (medical reports), as well as guarantee payments on our behalf, ultimately a seamless class for our travellers so that they are not out of pocket.
Lisa | Operations Manager

Additional Options

You’ll have the option of purchasing specialised cover for your trip by upgrading to one of the additional optional packs – Increase cancellation costs, increased luggage cover, add snow cover, rental vehicle excess and excess buy out.

Extra Cancellation Option

You can select the amount of cover – trip limit – required for your cancellation related expenses, and you will know what the additional premium is. The standard trip limit for cancellation or re-arrangement related expenses is $5,000 with cover both before and during your trip.

New for Old Luggage Option

Standard luggage cover is provided with each policy. New for Old Luggage cover applies if you add specified items under the ‘New for Old Luggage Option’ when buying the policy for an additional premium. With the standard cover, your luggage and personal items may be covered, less depreciation and any excess that applies to the policy, if they are stolen, lost or damaged.

Winter Sports

If you plan on taking part in winter sports on your trip, you need this option to cover your activities. When you purchase the Winter Sports Option you will also have cover under events that would normally be excluded if they occurred while participating in a winter sport.

Rental Vehicle Excess Option

If you plan on renting a vehicle, you should check how much insurance excess you would have to pay if the rental vehicle is in an accident, damaged or stolen. If insurance excess is more than $5,000, you can choose to increase the cover under your policy for an additional premium.

Excess Buy-out Option

This allows travellers to reduce the standard excess on their policy to $0 and is shown on your policy. This excess is your contribution towards the expenses when you make a claim. If you claim under an event and an excess applies, the insurer will deduct the excess amount from what they may pay.

Global Surfers

Indies Explorer has partnered up with Surf Travel Insurance to provide their Global surfing friends specific surfing travel insurance. Surf Travel Insurance provides Standard or Explorer Travel Insurance Plans online from World Nomads to surfers from over 140 countries, who are planning an international surf trip or have already left.

Although we cover over 140 countries, residents of the USA, UK, Europe, Brazil, Hawaii and New Zealand to name a few, have purchased these policies. You can buy, extend and claim online, even after you've left home. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

Global Surfers Click Here​