ABOUT & Contact

“We’re not just a Surf Tour Company. We’re travelling and surfing companions.”

Unravel Surf Travel is a partnership between Hermann Vivier and Jenya Zhivaleva, who met one another while studying in Amsterdam in 2008. They married in 2010 in South Africa.


Hermann is from Cape Town, South Africa. He grew up on the west-coast of South Africa and started surfing at age 9 in the cold water of the Atlantic Ocean. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature, Film Studies and Philosophy from the University of Cape Town and, apart from surfing he writes short stories and insight pieces at Curch of Inner Space.com

Jenya Zhivaleva is from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Jenya holds a Master’s Degree in Business Science from the University of Amsterdam, with her focus being creativity in business. She’s also been taking photographs professionally since 2010 and has a wide ranging portfolio, including weddings, fashion, portraits, kids, family, events and more. Her website is at Your Foto Story.com

They have both travelled extensively, together and independently, enjoy doing Yoga and are committed toward creating a better world. They live on a farm in the Southern Cape of South Africa. And they’re also the founders of The Surfer Kids NON-Profit.


Email us: info@unravelsurftravel.com