Kandooma Surf Coaching with Barton Lynch

IDEAL FOR

Solo Travellers
Surf and Yoga
Longboarders
Single Parents

The Perfection Pass Holders
Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Season

May

Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders

REVIEW RATING (5)

Summary
 

2018 Dates TBA - Enquire Today to find out more details

Barton Lynch emerged from the beach breaks of Manly to become one of the most successful professional surfers of all time. His 15 year career included 17 World Championship victories and the highlight was winning the 1988 ASP World Championship. He is now widely recognised as one of the world's leading surf coaches, an expert commentator and still loves to surf more than anything.

 

There will be a focus on learning the correct techniques and style for all the manoeuvres. Barton Lynch will share stories from his years on the world tour and give you an insiders view into the world of professional surfing as well as equipment analysis - quiver and board advice from the World Champion.

Quick Facts
    • 2018 Dates TBA - Enquire Today to find out more details
    • Access to the exclusive Kandooma Right 
    • Barton Lynch Surf Coaching
    • Resident Perfect Wave surf guides
    • Resident yoga instructor
    • Watch the surf from your villa
    • Bring the family or non surfing partners
    • 4 Restaurant options
    • 2x daily surf transfers to nearby waves
    • Spa & gym facilities
    • TPW Surf Experience Manager

Kandooma Island is blessed with white sands, azure skies, lush tropical greenery and clear turquoise waters. To complement this, Kandooma Resort has created services intended to satisfy, engage, entertain, inform, educate and..... luxuriate.

 

Kandooma Island is 13 hectares in area or roughly about a 20 minute walk around the perimeter. It is located two thirds down the south eastern edge ofthe South Male Atoll, only 45 minute speedboat ride from the capital Male.  Kandooma has beautiful white sandy beaches around a third of the island for those with kids who love to play in beach sand; or those prefer working on their tans on the beach rather than on the sun loungers around the pool.

 

The surf program at Kandooma is run by The Perfect Wave and the maximum number of Surfers is limited to 50 surfers for 2016. 

 

To surf at Kandooma you MUST book a complete surf and accommodation package through The Perfect Wave.

 

If you don’t have a surfer package from The Perfect Wave, you will not be able to surf at Kandooma or take any surf transfers from the Island.

 

What does this mean to surfers at Kandooma?

 

Guaranteed Limited Surfer Numbers at the Resort!

 

With limited numbers at the resort, we can now guarantee that all surfers on Kandooma Island will be able to enjoy one of the best right handers in the Maldives uncrowded every day. We believe that there is no closer accommodation to take off zone in the world. You barely have to walk 30 meters from your villa to the paddle out point, and you literally lie in bed and watch the hollow and highly rippable waves peel down the point.

 

The Perfect Wave have been running the surf program at Kandooma Resort now for 5 years and we have experienced resident surf guides and a surf instructors on the island from 1st April - 31st October to look after all surfer guests on the island. However we have an instructor / guide on hand 12 months of the year for learn to surf and guiding in the off season.

 

The Perfect Wave team at the resort is headed up by the happiest surf guide ever - Rob Underwood & his amazing girl Jolie looking after all surfer and yoga guests needs, whilst managing an awesome team of guides at the resort. Rob has three local Maldivian guides to transfer you to the other nearby breaks as well as carrying out lifeguard duties at Kandooma Right out the front. All guides are first-aid trained and water-safety qualified.

 

The breaks around Kandooma Resort have something for everyone from beginners that want to move to an intermediate level to experienced surfers wanting fast barrels and rippable walls. The surf instructor at Kandooma is a qualified instructor and can give basic tuition for beginners that have been surfing for a while, but want to progress to the next level. Full-day surf transfers are a 3-hour trip twice daily to any South Male Atolls breaks, with departure times at approximately 9.30am and 2.30pm. Surf breaks visited are Riptides, Foxey’s, TwinPeaks, Quarters, Tucky Joe's, Last Stop and Kate’s.

 

The new Perfect Wave Surf Experience Centre opened on the island in 2013. The centre now stocks anything and everything you need on your surf holiday. You can purchase or hire new and used surf boards, surf hardware, board shorts, reef boots and surf hats, so you are covered if you forget anything. We have a variety of boards for hire, including SUPs, long boards, small wave fish, and softboards for learn to surf lessons.

 

The Perfect Wave also runs yoga classes at Kandooma with an experienced instructor.  Join us for an unforgettable experience to practice yoga on Kandooma resort, one of the world's most breathtaking locations. This vinyasa-style yoga class will weave together the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your holiday to transcend you into complete wellness and relaxation! Suitable for all levels: beginners, surfers, and seasoned practitioners, the yoga classes will leave you feeling ready to take on the day, or relax into your evening!! 

 

With an allocation of 30 villas from April to October,we can confirm your booking immediately without worrying about whether the room type you are after is available. The Perfect Wave has been in partnership with Kandooma since it opened its doors and we are considered one of the family with many friends at the resort. Most of The Perfect Wave team have stayed or lived at the resort over the years.Any questions you have about the resort we can answer easily and confidently.

 
 
Accommodation

The resort has 160 villas in 5 main categories: Garden Villa, Beach View Villa, Beach House, Family Beach House and Water Villa. With the exception of the Garden villas, all the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type has been designed with cool clean lines with white washed timber providing warm texture to the shoeless foot. Large picture windows mean that you are only a glance away from the great blue outdoors

 

Beach View Villa - The semi-detached beach villas come with large windows that positively invite the outdoors inside. Whitewashed floor boards evoke a sense of fresh coolness, yet feel warm and textured to bare feet. They feature light summer duvets and massive bath towels, flat screen televisions, a place to plug in your mp3/iPod, indoor out-door showers and wifi broadband. The beach villas are 36 square metres in size.

Beach House - The sea-facing Beach House (formally known as the Duplex Villa) offers the luxury of space. Located at the water’s edge, the villas present a striking mix of natural elements and modern design. Bedrooms are on the first floor level and enjoy views of the sea. The living area underneath the bedroom is furnished with designer seating laid out on a carpet of fine white sand. The duplex villas are 72 square metres in size, with 36 square metres on each level.

Family Beach House - As the name suggests, are ideal for families or a small group, and are the size of two beach houses (former duplex villas) together. They offer sleeping space upstairs as well as living and dining below.

Water Villas - Hovering above coral and marine life in the shallow clear waters, Water Villas offer the ultimate Maldives experience. Each Villa has a private sundeck with hammock that in high tide is partially submerged in crystal clear water. Expansive living space is complemented by a large open bathroom which offers a private outdoor shower and bathtub with views of the water. The Water Villas are 65sqm in size.

 

Internet connection

They offer complimentary WiFi internet service to all guests and it's available in all guests rooms & reception area.

 

Facilities

  • Internet lounge.
  • Library.
  • Retail shop.
  • Laundry & pressing service.
  • 80m free-flow swimming pool.
  • Swimming pool with Jacuzzi.
  • Kiddies pool.
  • Free wireless internet.
  • A fleet of boats for transfers and recreational activities.
  • In-house doctor.
  • Foreign exchange.
  • Mailing and fax services.
  • Flight reconfirmation.
  • Safe at reception.
  • Sun loungers for pool area and beach front.
  • Spa and Wellness.
  • Internationally accredited PADI dive centre.
  • Kids club. 

 

Dining

The aim in the restaurants and bars of Kandooma is to offer “quality through integrity of ingredients.” Orange juice in the morning is freshly squeezed; coffee (even in the rooms) is freshly ground; tea is loose leaf; and bread and ice cream is home made. They offer choice in price as well as in menus.

 

Kandooma Café

Breakfast (6.30am to 10.30am) - Wide archways let in the sunshine and atoll views. Fresh juice, pressed coffee, an international selection of breakfast items and attendant chefs ready to receive instructions on how you prefer your eggs.

 

Dinner (6.00 pm to 11.00 pm) - The cafe becomes a warm cave of soft glowing light to present an intimate mood under the stars visible through the skylight 60 feet above. A banquet of travel inspired Mediterranean dishes spiced with flavours of Asia is supplemented by chefs busily working tandoori ovens, teppan grills and rottiseurs.  

 

Poolside Lunch (10.00am to 11.00pm) - Order from a menu of fresh salads, sandwiches, wood-fired pizza or pick up a choice cut of eye fillet or lamb loin you can grill yourself under the shade of the coconut grove.

 

The Kitchen (18.30 pm to 11.30 pm) - Diners can choose to sit in elegant comfort looking out over Kandooma channel; out on the beach with your feet in the sand; or reserve a seat at the chef’s table – and engage the chefs in conversation as they prepare meals. The flavour is Thai – Mediterranean with a good representation of seafood. About 15 paces away is the wine room where a choice of 250 wines will see that some indecision will be encountered in selecting a preferred label.

 

The Deck (5.00 pm to 10.00 pm) - A bohemian expanse of teak planking covering the rooftop of The Kitchen liberally sprinkled with low tables, startlingly blue cushions, bean bags and monolithic granite planters of greenery. It is the ideal place to worship a sunset and the Mojitos of our resident mixologist. After sundown the area is lit entirely by Moroccan lanterns and the stars. Ideal to continue with cocktails and graze on the tapas menu.

 

Bokkuraa Coffee Club (6.30am to 11.00pm) - Boutique coffees and teas are available along with a daily supply of pastries and homemade ice creams by the coupe or cone.

 

Take Out and Delivery (24 hours) - Whether you’re returning from a mammoth surf session or a hectic four-dive day, the only thing you might want to do is flop on the lounger and get a pizza in the comfort of your Kandooma home. Muster up enough energy to drag out the compendium and look up what is available. You have a choice of ordering from a list of simple but utterly tempting bites. You will have a choice of picking it up at the agreed time or having it delivered for a one off price. Plates and cutlery are all in your room. They use reusable containers whenever possible but where disposable is unavoidable they use biodegradable food containers. Three different menu styles serve three different times from breakfast, all day and night owl.

 

Kids Club

Kandooma Kids Club is for ages 4 - 12, and the coordinators develop numerous different activities to amuse the kids while you surf or relax. Children will learn, create, engage, and learn about the fish, flora & fauna around the island, mix cakes, fancy dress......there is no end to the adventures!

 

It is open from about 9am to 5.30pm and you can sign in kids aged 4+ for free, for as long as you want. If they are under 4 years old, then you have to pay a babysitting charge of about US$15 per hour. They have indoor and outdoor toys for the kids; painting, craft and kids movies etc and the staff are fantastic and will do face painting or play with them in the sand. They also have a small plastic climbing frame for the kids to play on which is just outside the door, as well as an air-conditioned room upstairs with game consoles for the older kids and there is a table tennis table as well. 

 

If you want babysitters at night, then they will come to your villa and it’s about US$15 per hour.

 
 
Surf & Other Activities

Surfing

 

Maximum number of Surfers at Kandooma is 50 and surfing Kandooma right and taking the surf transfers are only for Perfect Wave Guests. No exceptions.

 

To surf at Kandooma you MUST book a complete surf and accommodation package through The Perfect Wave or one of its many worldwide agents.

 

If you don’t have a surfer package from The Perfect Wave, you will not b eable to surf at Kandooma or take any surf transfers from the Island.

 

What does this mean to surfers at Kandooma?

 

Guaranteed Limited Surfer Numbers at the Resort!

 

With limited numbers at the resort we can now guarantee that all surfers on Kandooma Island will be able to enjoy one of the best right hander’s in The Maldives uncrowded every day. We believe that there is no closer accommodation to take off zone in the world. You barely have to walk 30 meters from your villa to the paddle out point, and you literally lie in bed and watch the hollow and highly rippable waves peel down the point.

 

The Perfect Wave have been running the surf program at Kandooma Resort now for 4 years and we have an experienced resident surf guides and a surf instructor on the island from 1st April - 31st October to look after all surfer guests on the Island. However we have an instructor / guide on hand 12 months of the year for learn to surf and guiding in the offseason.

 

The Perfect Wave team at the resort is headed up by surf guides Peter Destunis & his amazing girl Claudia,  looking after all surfer and yoga guests needs, whilst managing an awesome team of guides at the resort. The Perfect Wave has three local Maldivian guides to transfer you to the other nearby breaks as well as carrying out life guard duties at exclusive Kandooma Right out the front. All guides are first aid trained and water safety qualified.

 

The breaks around Kandooma Resort have something for everyone from beginners that want to move to an intermediate level to experienced surfers wanting fast barrels and rippable walls. The surf instructor at Kandooma is a qualified instructor and can give basic tuition for beginners that have been surfing for a while, but want to progress to the next level. Full-Day Surf Transfers are a 3-hr trip twice daily to any South Male Atolls breaks, with departure times at approximately 9.30am and 2.30pm. Surf Breaks visited are Riptides, Foxey’s, Twin Peaks, Quarters, Tucky Joes, Last stop and Kate’s.

 

The Perfect Wave Surf Experience Centre opened on the island in 2013. The centre now stocks anything and everything you need on your surf holiday. You can purchase or hire new and used surf boards, surf hardware, board shorts, reef boots and surf hats, so you are covered if you forget anything. We have a variety of boards for hire, including SUP’s, long boards, small wave fish, and softboards for learn to surf lessons.

 

North Male Day Trips - If the swell is pumping up in North Male, it isn’t hard to get a group together that want to go. The guys bring their partners along and it is a full day out chasing waves, lots of fun. The surf guide will let you know when it is best to go and will organise the day trip with lunch included and beers on the way home. These trips however are subject to weather conditions and numbers required to run the trip. The surf guide will advise when and if the trip is possible.

 

Yoga classes

The time for a well balanced combination of yoga practice and vacation is here. Join us for an unforgettable experience to practice yoga on Kandooma resort, one of the world's most breathtaking locations. This vinyasa-style yoga class will weave together the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your vacation to transcend you into complete wellness and relaxation!

 

Suitable for all levels: beginners, surfers, and seasoned practitioners, the yoga classes will leave you feeling ready to take on the day, or relax into your evening!

 

Single class: US$35 | Pack of 5 classes: US$155| Pack of 10 classes: US$245.

 

Activities

  • Catamaran lessons & rental.
  • Windsurfing lessons & rental.
  • Surf rental.
  • Guided kayak surfari.
  • Aqua surfari.
  • Daily snorkeling trips & lessons.
  • Visits to local islands.
  • Picnic island trips.
  • Castaway picnic.
  • Big game fishing.
  • Night fishing.
  • Campfire tales.
  • Nature walks.
  • Guided stargazing.
  • Bicycle Polo.
  • Underwater hockey.
  • Twilight regattas.
  • Marine biology lessons.
  • Hermit crab sanctuary visits.
  • Classic movies.
  • Beach volleyball.
  • Football.
  • Pétanque.
  • Beach croquet.
  • Futsal.
  • Beach cricket.
  • Diving.

 

The Dive Centre

 

The Dive Centre is comprehensively equipped to meet the needs of advanced divers but also suitable and thoughtfully set up for absolute beginners. 

  • ‘Dive Now Referral Form’ with PADI - which allows you to begin your dive adventure back home and complete the course with us.
  • Bubblemaker - for children 8-10 years to experience scuba diving in pool-like conditions.
  • Discover Scuba Diving - the first encounter with the wonders of marine life!
  • PADI Scuba Diver - with 3 training dives in the lagoon, 2 boat dives to maximum 12 meters & 3 theory modules with advancement for a full certification.
  • Open Water Dive - 5 training in the lagoon, 4 boat dives and 5 theory modules.
  • Advanced Open Water Dive - an ideal hands-on experience in different areas of diving such as Night, Deep Drift, Fish ID, Wreck, Navigation and many more.
  • Specialty Courses - Enriched air Nitrox, Digital UW Photography, UW Naturalist, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response. 

 

Spa

The idyllic setting at the COMO Shambhala Spa at Kandooma sets the scene of serenity and calm and is the perfect getaway from all the pressures and demands of today's modern world.  The spa experience at Kandooma is all about energizing in a natural environment with its wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments in five treatment rooms with breathtaking oceanic views.

 

Kids Club

Kandooma Kids Club is for ages 4 - 12, and the coordinators develop numerous different activities to amuse the kids while you surf or relax. Children will learn, create, engage, and learn about the fish, flora & fauna around the island, mix cakes, fancy dress......there is no end to the adventures!

 

It is open from about 9am to 5.30pm and you can sign in kids aged 4+ for free, for as long as you want. If they are under 4 years old, then you have to pay a babysitting charge of about US$15 per hour. They have indoor and outdoor toys for the kids; painting, craft and kids movies etc and the staff are fantastic and will do face painting or play with them in the sand. They also have a small plastic climbing frame for the kids to play on which is just outside the door, as well as an air-conditioned room upstairs with game consoles for the older kids and there is a table tennis table as well. 

 

If you want babysitters at night, then they will come to your villa and it’s about US$15 per hour.

 
 
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Availability
  • Barton Lynch Coaching at Kandooma is based on a minimum number of 10 surfers participating. If the group is less than 10 a small group surcharge may apply
  • Maximum number of surfers at Kandooma is 50. Surfing Kandooma Right and taking the surf transfers requires the compulsory surf program package. No exceptions. To surf at Kandooma, you MUST book a complete surf and accommodation package through The Perfect Wave Travel Co. If you don’t have a surfer package from The Perfect Wave, you will not be able to surf at Kandooma or take any surf transfers from the island.
  • Above prices are example packages only and can be tailored to meet your requirements!
  • Above prices include 12% (2016) Maldivian GST and Green Tax.
  • Please enquire for other date requirements; our surf transfers run up to end October.
  • Prices above are per person prices based on twin share accommodation, except for the 2bedroom Family Beach House which is Quad share (based on 1 surfing adult, 1 non-surfing adult and 2 non-surfing children under 12 years old), and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • These are example packages. Package durations and inclusions can be adjusted to cater for your individual requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
  • Please click "Enquire Here" or "On Special" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf travel specialists.

Package Inclusions:

  • Barton Lynch Surf Coaching 6 days
  • 7 nights Accommodation Kandooma Resort, Beach Villa, Twin Share
  • 6 days surf passes at Kandooma
  • Return speedboat Transfers from Male Airport to Kandooma
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Tea, coffee and bottled water in your room
  • Free use of snorkelling gear
  • Complimentary snorkelling trip
  • Surf break access to Kandooma Right - the resort is limited to 50 surfers
  • Unlimited access to surf transfers at scheduled times
  • Expert advice from our experienced Surf Guides
  • Service charge, Maldives 12% (2016) GST and Green Tax

 

 

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Other Surf Experiences
Testimonials

Andy Martin (May 2017),

Thanks for your help Victoria, it was great and Barton enthusiastic as usual!

Andy

Michele (May 2015)
Got some great waves, ton of fun. BL and Holly were awesome... Brian was a great guide, real knowledgable and informative of the reef type and hazards (urchins, etc.) He even arranged for a rental board when my husband's snapped in half. We didn't end up needing to rent it, but he had it available for us to use within like 12 hours of his board snapping which was awesome. Was also glad we got a chance to do a dive since there was a divemaster on board-that was a great addition to the trip. Divemaster was real good, took us to a great dive spot

Nicky (May 2015)
Great trip. Barton and Holly put a massive effort in and were extremely generous with their time, experience and enthusiasm. Complemented by Brian our guide. A really nice helpful guy and a great ambassador for perfect wave. This is my 2nd Perfect Wave trip and would love to go on another with Barton in the future. Learnt heaps.

Andrew (May 2015)
The knowledge and experience of our local guide Brian combined with Barton Lynch made this the best surf trip I have ever been on. An amazing balance of healthy yoga (thanks Holly) with professional surf training techniques (thanks Barton). All in a beautiful, friendly and fun location that was both relaxing and interesting enough to keep my wife entertained along with 3 other partners - this meant I could really enjoy focussing on the super fun 2-4 foot waves we scored every day. I would definitely be keen to do it all again.

Andy (May 2015)
G'day Jamie and Matt! Insane trip. Stoked, stoked, stoked. It was a great trip with Brian taking us to all the right spots around the Maldives. Super fun conditions day after day. And brilliant to have it professionally photographed and even video – more stoked!! Barton and Holly then turned a great trip into an epic adventure. The best Suzie and I have ever had. Holly's yoga each day - my wife and I both loved getting recharged with this. BL's decades of wisdom combined with infectious energy that would put any grom to shame.We still can't believe how good it was and how lucky we were to share it all with a great bunch of people. Thanks again guys and keep me posted on future adventures.