A boat trip is something that every surfer wants to do. It’s a sort of rite of passage for anyone that dreams of perfect, empty waves with nothing but a few friends and crystal clear water. There’s just something about the idea of a bunch of friends cruising up to a perfect wave, surfing all day, then retiring for a sunset aboard a gently rocking vessel, beers in hand and sunburns galore. But before you start planning, there are a few spots you need to know about.
Maldives. Located in South Asia. Home to prized surf breaks such as Chickens, Lohi’s, and Pasta Point, became an increasingly sought-after surf destination for salty shredders around the globe beginning in the mid-to-late 90s. Like many surf spots back in the day which surrounded this area, their only occupants were marine life and local tribes who couldn’t give a sh*t about perfect 6-8ft empty tubes in 70-80 degree water temperatures. And Luckily like Mitch Coleborn, Yago Dora, and Nate Tyler, you can still score some of these spots relatively uncrowded if you time it right!
A wave is a force of nature. It is a beautiful geographical process. Give some thought to the combination of factors that make up this movement of absolute energy. As surfers we love our waves. We see what they are capable of.
According to Maldives Finest, three Israeli tourists beat up their surf guide while on a trip to the Maldives last month.
The Maldivian government has terminated a contract to develop the military owned island of Thanburudhoo near Male’ as a boutique surf resort.
The reality is rather different. Since 2001 Nihiwatu (Sumba Island, Indo) has in fact been the site of a luxury resort, where these days a room for the night will cost you $900 USD — a price which includes food but not non-alcoholic drinks, nor the 21% government tax and service charge, nor your reservation for one of the day’s ten available “surf slots”. If you’re not staying at the resort and have not paid for a “surf slot”, you can’t surf the break; if you try to, you will be kindly asked to leave, possibly by a local wielding a machete.
Short surf movie of the three-time Asian surfing champ ” Made Raditya Rondi ” in Maldives and Bali.
Adaaran Hudhuran Fushi Resort-Maldives: In an exciting 35 minute finale to three days of riveting competition at the inaugural Maldives Open 2014, Bali’s Garut Widiarta defeated the Maldives number one ranked surfer Hussain Areef in lined up 3-4 foot Lhohis perfection to claim victory.