Legends Series - Surf with Pam Burridge

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

June

Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
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Summary
 

9 - 16 June 2017 

Pam is the original, the pioneer, the trailblazer, the Crystal Cylinders pin up girl and of course the 1990 World Champion. Kandooma Resort is one of the most amazing surf resorts in the world. There is a quality right hander out the front, and a bunch of fun left and right reef breaks nearby.

Pam and her husband, legendary surfboard shaper Mark Rabbidge work together as surf coaches, providing tips and support in the water and out so surfers can really improve. This trip is designed for surfers who want to develop their surfing in the user-friendly reef breaks of the Maldives.

Alongside Pam and Mark, The Perfect Wave professional surf guides are also there to take you surfing to a variety of breaks twice daily.

Quick Facts
    • 9 - 16 June 2017 
    • Surf with a legend Pam Burridge
    • Based on group of 10 
    • Limited surfer numbers at Kandooma
    • Resident Perfect Wave surf guides
    • Resident yoga instructor
    • Watch the surf from your villa
    • 4 Restaurant options
    • 2x daily surf transfers
    • Spa & gym facilities
    • Expert surf guides
    • TPW service guarantee
    • TPW Surf Experience Manager

The Pam Burridge Surf Coaching experience at Kandooma is specially for surfers who want to develop their surfing in a supportive group environment, riding the user friendly reef breaks of the Maldives. This trip is not designed for beginners or learn to surf. Mark Rabbidge is in one of Australia's most experienced surfboard shapers and surfers - not only does he work with Pam as a surf coach, he can also provide great advice on surfboards.

 

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 of the 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 prefer 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

 

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 

 

The Perfect Wave team at the resort is headed up by surf guide Peter Destunis & the amazing Claudia looking after all surfer and yoga guests needs, we also have 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 intermediate level surfers looking for user-frindly long walls to experienced surfers wanting fast barrels and rippable sections. Pam and Mark as surf-coaches are there to help surfers 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, Foxy’s, Twin Peaks, 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!! 

 

 
Accommodation

The package is based on twin share accommodation in the Beach View Villa.

 

If you wish to book a single room please enquire about single supplements. Upgrades to 2 story Beach House or Overwater Villa are also available on request

 

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.

 

Internet connection

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

 

Kandooma Resort 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 experienced surf guide - Peter Destunis & the amazing Claudia, looking after all surfer and yoga guests needs, whilst managing an awesome team of guides at the resort. There are 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, TwinPeaks, 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.

 

Surf Lesson / Rentals Packages & Prices

Half Day

US$40

Full Day

US$60

Weekly

US$200 - extra days US$40 per day

Repairs

Repair and/or replace costs apply if damaged.

 

Surf Lessons

1. Introduction to surfing in lagoon (30 min) -Free of charge.

Including board hire. Shared lesson. if you want to experience the magical ride that is surfing, then let us show you with our qualified surf instructors giving you a taste of what we believe is the best activity in the world. 



2. Hit the Waves (90 min)

Including board hire. Shared lesson. Now you have a taste on the flat water and want to get that slice of magic and stand on your first wave. We make sure you get the opportunity, in a safe and supervised environment. 

1-2 people

US$110 pp

3-6 people

US$85 pp



3. Next Level (90 min)

Including board hire. Shared lesson. For the experienced surfer who needs some one on one expert tutorial from our experienced surf instructor. You might find the smallest tip makes the biggest difference. Includes analysis and debrief.

1-2 people

3-6 people

US$110 pp

US$85 pp

 

4. Exclusive Private Lesson

Exclusive training with our best surf instructor. The smallest tip can make the biggest difference.

US$100 pp.

 

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
  • Price is based on 10 surfers. If numbers are less than this at time of final payment, price may adjusted with a small group surcharge 
  • 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 extending your stay or other arrangements
  • Prices above are per person prices based on twin share accommodation 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:

  • Pam Burridge and Mark Rabbidge Surf Coaching 6 days 
  • 7 nights Accommodation Kandooma Resort, Beach Villa, Twin Share
  • 6 days surf passes at Kandooma
  • Return speedboat transfers to/from Male Airport and resort
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Beach Villa accommodation double/twin share
  • Buffet 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% GST and Green Tax
  • SPECIAL - Includes FREE nights AND 15% Early Bird discount if booked and paid outside 90 days of arrival

** Package prices do not include lunch & dinner, but can be added

 

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.

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Testimonials

Kathryn
The trip of a life time thanks Pam and Mark! Amazing the confidence you inspire by just being there.