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The Perfect Wave is very proud to team up with Bob McTavish to offer you the following unique surf experience: Maldives surf charter Carpe Vita.

Sometimes in life certain opportunities present themselves that can not only change your life but, more importantly change the way you view it. One man we know that has the power to remind us all of the way every surfer should view life is Bob McTavish. A man that has lived more than a few lifetimes of amazing experiences in his life and knows a thing or two about the history of surfing and board technology. Credited with the first shortboard ever made, as well as discovering many iconic surf spots, Bob is truly a surfing pioneer. Well, here is an opportunity to hang out with Bob in the beautiful Maldives. Not only will you bask on the luxurious Carpe Vita surf charter, surfing some of the most perfect waves in Maldives, but you’ll be able to surf, hang out and talk story a legendary pioneer of our sport/lifestyle. Talk short board revolution, travel, industry, the 60’s, 70’s… you name it, Bob has a tale. Oh yeah and by the way Bob still rips and is pretty much a frothing grommet that will be pushing you to paddle out for another surf with him.

Surf and talk stories with a legendary pioneering surfer, shaper and journeyman.

Limited Availability – max 14 surfer spots

Carpe Vita surf charter – Maldives: Male and Central Atolls

(6 – 14 May 2017; 8 nights) – US$3,477 per person, standard cabin, twin share (cabin upgrade available at extra cost)


 We had Bob on Carpe Vita in 2013 and 2015 and the trips were an absolute success for all our clients, as well as Bob. Everybody got more than a fair share of waves and enjoyed living like a king on Carpe Vita. In fact, here is Bob’s video testimonial and his take on surfing in Maldives and the whole experience. No wonder both The Perfect Wave and Bob decided to do it all again in 2017.

 Hang five with Bob McTavish in the Maldives


  • One way domestic flight Male to Laamu
  • Airport transfers with meet & greet.
  • Luxury accommodation in air-conditioned cabins.
  • Full board – 3 meals daily.
  • Unlimited tea, instant/filtered coffee & mineral water.
  • 1 night fishing trip.
  • DVD & book libraries.
  • Snorkelling equipment.
  • 2 stand-up paddleboards.
  • BBQ on deserted island.
  • Local island visit.
  • 61 foot Dhoni (tender) for diving or surfing.
  • 15 ft Dinghy (tender).
  • Expert Australian Surf Experience Manager & Head guide
  • Expert local guide to assist the Head Guide
  • 2 x Dive masters (Dives and PADI certified courses cost extra)

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Trip Testimonials

Rosario (July 2015)

I had the most wonderful time and caught what was for me some of the most awesome waves. Brian made sure that everyone was catered for. He was great and knew his stuff. Bob, what can I say about Bob? Humble, caring, considerate, very funny, great story teller, awesome surfer, down to earth, lovely man. Everyone else were great people too! We all just got on so easily.

I felt very welcome, relaxed and comfortable. I could go on and on about the boat, the food, snorkelling, surf and great company. We even had a few singalongs which were so fun! Brian recorded some which are pretty funny.

Please let me know when next year’s is on. I would love to do that all again. Thanks again for organising everything. It made it so easy.

Tracey (July 2015)

An absolutely wonderful experience, the vessel was superb, rooms were lovely, the food was outstanding but most importantly Brian James our surf guide found surf when there wasn’t much swell. The guys got a tonne of waves and were very happy. Compliments to the chef (I bought his cookbook) and the captain. I believe there was a lot of value added in having Bob (McTavish) on the trip also, he is a legend and made the trip for us handing out prizes every night and getting everyone involved in everything. A wonderful honeymoon for us, a wonderful group of people on the boat, thank you, we look forward to trips in the future with Perfect Wave.