Paul Berry or ‘Bezza’ as he is affectionately called by his friends is the driving force behind Surf N’ Dirt Adventure Tours.

Having grown up with a love of the exploring the great outdoors, Paul always possessed an adventurous streak. It was no surprise once he finished school that he wasted no time in setting off to discover and experience the world.

Over the best part of five years Paul explored different cultures, surfed the biggest waves that he could find, made a lot of friends and got himself into plenty of misadventures along the way.

In 2009 at the age of 24 Paul arrived in Margaret River on a surfing trip and instantly knew that he had found the place where he wanted to spend the rest of his life. He fell in love with the raw and ragged coastline, the large and powerful surf, tall Karri forests, meandering rivers and the friendly locals. The aspect that Paul most loved about the region was the fact that outdoor experiences with friends and a healthy lifestyle were more highly regarded than material wealth and job status. Since he was living out of his Commodore station wagon with more moths in his wallet than dollars, this attitude and way of living suited Paul just fine.

For years Paul would show his overseas and Australian friends around the Margaret River Region and they would always tell him that he should set up an adventure tour company. Throughout this time he worked at the local pub, taught people to surf and hosted wine tours around the region, but it was always a pipe dream of his to start up his own adventure tours.

It unfortunately took the passing of one of his closest friends for Paul to realize that life was far too short and could be snatched from you in the blink of an eye. His friend Chris Evans or Evo as Paul calls him had been a best friend since childhood and was also his travel partner on the majority of their overseas adventures. Evo was the most adventurous person that Paul had ever had the pleasure of knowing and inspired him to bring his pipe dream to reality. Chasing your dreams is somewhat of a cliche these days, but Paul certainly makes it known that he is living his every day through Surf N’ Dirt Adventure Tours. The business was launched on what would have been Evo’s 31st birthday and the tours are now regarded as a ‘must do’ experience in Margaret River.

Paul spent so many years chasing adventures around the world and now he finds himself in the very fortunate position of having the world come to him to experience their own adventures. It is a responsibility that he doesn’t take lightly. If you are on one of Paul’s tours then you will be looked after like family and it won’t take long for his enthusiasm and love of the Margaret River Region to rub off on you. He is a natural people person who is charismatic, entertaining, always upbeat and has a deep respect for the environment. His broad smile, relaxed nature, love of adventure and gregarious laugh (one of his nicknames is the Parrot after all!) are the perfect ingredients for any tour of Margaret River.

“I love what I do for a living and feel very humbled to be able to meet so many great and interesting people on a daily basis and get to know them personally.

I place a lot of importance on showing people a really good time and always endeavor to make every tour the best that it can possibly be. The reputation of the Margaret River Region means a lot to me and at the end of the day I just want people to have enjoyed experiencing it as much as I do. Nothing makes me happier then when people tell me that they’ve had an awesome day and can’t wait to come back again. It is an absolute pleasure showing people around my favourite locations in a region that I regard as being as close to paradise as you can find. If you require any assistance with anything at all whilst you are in Margaret River then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Hopefully I will be able to catch up with you whilst you are here!”
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