southern maldives adventures
I realise how lucky I am to be able to help fellow surfers maximise their surfing fun by increasing their performance.
With video analysis of technique, feedback, pre-surf trip physical training plans and structured drills it is very possible to transition surfers to levels that coud have taken years of frustration to achieve.
This surfing adventure continues and it has been amazing to be able to offer clients surf trips with coaching to new locations around the world such as Madagascar, Banyaks, Portugal and the Maldives. New locations, new waves, new adventures and new challenges.
2019 will see our surf boat OA3 a 65ft 4x double berth surf exploration catamaran return to the Southern Maldives atolls. We were last in the Maldives during 2017. During 2018 the boat has been exploring Sumatra and Banyak Islands. UK Carve Magazine & editor Sharpy were kind enough to put a little film together of their last trip with us "OMX Surf Adventure to North Sumatra Islands" see above.
Returning to the Southern Maldives has been a wise decision for us. It would take years to fully explore the surf potential of these pictureque atolls extending as far south to the Chagas & British Indian Ocean territiories. We were so impressed by the quality, uncrowded and variety of the waves on our last trip.
"Southern atolls have the widest swell window of all the Maldives......"
Due to its size and location the Southern atolls has the widest swell window of all the Maldives with the largest range of exposure from SW-SE swells generated deep in the southern hemisphere winter. May - August being the most consistent swell period can also be negatively affected by the SW monsoon season. Its critical you know where the wrap around surf breaks are.
My personal tip is to head out in April or September - October during the NE monsoon season where in the South its clean, competing surf boats are chartered to divers and the potential for swell is high, hitting the exposed Southern reef passes (not to mention out of school holidays air fares).
Its important to note that our trips are a little bit more expensive than the floating hostels. The reason for this is we put the extra cash in deisel to seek uncrowded perfection and only have four double berth cabins so we limit to 8 surfers. I would never feel comfortable rocking up at a paradise surf break with a boat load, for me its just not ethical surf travel.
How can you put a value on an experience that is dedicated to seeking perfect surf and a memory you can relive for a lifetime?
For more information for a surf boat trip with coaching on the OA3 in April 2019 we have places available contact us.