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Maldives - The Begginers’ Paradise

by on Tuesday 8th June, 2010   10358 Views

Surfing at Central Atolls Boat Charter

The surf charters to the Central Atolls are great for all surfers who can catch un-broken waves and bottom turn. Due to the mellow nature of these waves, they are perfect for really improving, long perfect walls, tropical sunshine and 28c water. Sounds amazing and it is!

In the central atolls of the Maldives islands, standard waves are long clean rights with size varying between shoulder and head high. During the summer (April-October), it’s never flat. We discovered 15 potential spots we are all classic waves, and totally uncrowded!

Here are some surf spots to Google! Yin Yang (Right), Mada’s (Left), Mushroom rock (Right), Tsumami rights (Right), Tsumami lefts (Left), Bedhuge (Right), Langon Bank (Right); Shirukandu (Left); Mikado (Right), Finnimas (Left), Footaru (Peak), Hirifaru (Peak), Bowling Alley (Left); Biddies (Right), Bibeacons (Right).

Shallow conditions for barrels can be found but even these are surfed over pretty even and soft coral reef. You can expect a few 6-10ft swells during monsoon time.

The majority of surf breaks on and around Meemu, are East facing, which makes this an ideal spot in the predominate south west winds. The nice thing about the Central Atolls is how close the spots are to each other, so finding good surf is easy. The Thaa Atoll picks up south east swell and may be even bigger than spots on east facing coastlines of other atolls. Due to its secluded location it is almost guaranteed that you will not even spot another surf charter during your stay. The spots are well protected from North to Northwest winds. Conditions may be fickle with other wind directions. This area will be chosen only in very stable weather conditions. Spots in the Laamu Atoll are spread from the south facing coastline along the east facing up to the north east corner where waves wrap around. As a result you will find spots protected from all wind directions except a rare straight easterly breeze.

Four Spaces Left on August Maldives Boat Trip!

This summer jump on board our exclusively chartered Maldives boat to the remote surf breaks of the central atolls. Your guide, Chris Thomson is BSA level 4 surf coach (elite coach), will be on hand to provide you with useful tips. The tour leaves on the 19th August 2010 and returns on the 1st September. Numbers are limited to 8 surfers to allow for maximum wave count!

The boat trip in the Central Maldives focus around the islands of The Meemu, Thaa and Laamu Atoll, here waves are typically fun right hand point breaks, with a number of left breaking waves. All very fun, and suitable for all surfers. The surf around the Central Maldives is not super powerful, but provides the odd chance of a barrel and long fun walls. The surf is typically shoulder to head high which make these trips ideal for all intermediate and advanced surfers.

Book HERE or call now on (+44) 01637 851 403

The majority of surf breaks on and around Meemu, are East facing, which makes this an ideal spot in the predominate south west winds. The nice thing about the Central Atolls is how close the spots are to each other, so finding good surf is easy. The Thaa Atoll picks up south east swell and may be even bigger than spots on east facing coastlines of other atolls. Due to its secluded location it is almost guaranteed that you will not even spot another surf charter during your stay. The spots are well protected from North to Northwest winds. Conditions may be fickle with other wind directions. This area will be chosen only in very stable weather conditions. Spots in the Laamu Atoll are spread from the south facing coastline along the east facing up to the north east corner where waves wrap around. As a result you will find spots protected from all wind directions except a rare straight easterly breeze.

In between surfs you will have the chance to fish, snorkel or laze in the hammock. We plan on surfing a few times a day at least.

Food and Drink

Once on-board you can expect to tuck into plenty of fresh fish, curry and fresh fruit. Evening meal on the first night in Male is not included in the price.

Your Errant guide Chris Thomson is an accomplished surf coach, and professional longboarder with a long background in advanced surf coaching. Chris will be with the group from London, so you will have plenty of time to fine tune your surfing.

Surf tour date 19th August - 1st September 2010. Please note spaces are limited to 8 (only 4 spaces left!) surfers to allow for maximum wave count! We are flying with Ari Sri Lanka from London Heathrow, flights are currently £799 with no charge for surfboards. We will be running another charter in April 2011, if this is of interest please contact us to note your interest.

10 Night Surf Charter

  * 10 nights on board
  * Three good fresh meals a day
  * BSA level 4 surf coach on hand
  * Errant guide with group from London
  * Internal flight between Malé/Laamu Atoll
  * DVD of your trip
  * Access to perfect uncrowded waves

£1669 per person

Book HERE or call now on (+44) 01637 851 403

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