The Perfect Wave is very proud to team up with BL to offer you the following unique surf experience: Maldives surf coaching clinic with Barton & Holly Lynch

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 in perfect 10-12ft waves at Pipeline in Hawaii. In this victory he fulfilled a childhood promise made to his mother that he would one day be “A World Champion Surfer”. 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.


Carpe Diem Surf Charter – Maldives


(30 Apr – 7 May 2016; 7 nights)

Kandooma Resort – Maldives

prices: from US$2,499 (surfer)

US$1,148 (non-surfer) – Beach Villa, twin share


(9 – 16 May 2016; 7 nights)

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General Trip Inclusions

  • Return speedboat transfers to/from Male Airport and resort
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Accommodation for 7 x nights in preferred accommodation option – based on Twin share.
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • Tea, coffee, bottled water and fresh orange juice in your room.
  • Free use of snorkeling gear.
  • Complimentary snorkeling trip.
  • Daily yoga sessions with Holly Lynch
  • Service charge, Maldives 12% (2016) GST and Maldives Government Green Tax.

Extra Inclusions – for surfers

  • Surf break access to Kandooma Right – the resort is limited to 50 surfers
  • Unlimited access to surf transfers to surrounding South Male breaks at scheduled times
  • Expert advice from our Experienced & friendly Surf Guides
  • Barton Lynch coaching package –
  • Learn techniques
  • Focus on surf specific fitness
  • Surf drill and maneuver control
  • Equipment analysis – quiver

** Package prices do not include lunch and/or dinner, but can be added.
** Package prices do not include airfares. Please ask us about flights – we are a wholesale agent for Singapore Airlines



Past Trips:




Carpe Diem Maldives Boat Charter With Barton and Holly Lynch: May 8-16, 2013



Barton was aboard the luxurious Carpe Diem in the Maldives from May 8-16, 2013. On this trip BL shared his experiences and stories from the ASP world tour (past & present), as well as his passion and coaching expertise. In between sharing some of the worlds best waves with Barton, everyone enjoyed the daily yoga sessions with Barton and Holly Lynch. This trip offered an opportunity for couples or singles to enjoy a “surf trip” together hosted by one of surfing’s greats.



Carpe Vita Maldives Boat Charter With Barton and Holly Lynch: May 11-19, 2014



Barton and Holly returned on the luxurious Carpe Vita in the Maldives in May 2014 as they are loving the boat and the special vibe that is ever-present on each trip. So here they are again – perfect Maldivian waves, clear and warm water, beautiful boat, great atmosphere on the charter, daily yoga and surf coaching… And an onboard surf photographer Joel Coleman from documenting the trip. Check out their daily updates on Joel’s website.


Barton trip 2014

Trip Photos & Testimonials:


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.





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.





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.





Brian and all staff on the Carpe Vita were amazing! Barton and Holly were awesome and I would recommend a trip with them to everyone.





The Carpe Vita and Barton Lynch one of the true professionals recognized not only for his surfing but his ability to articulate provides an outstanding opportunity to enjoy one of the most comfortable roomy boats cruising any surf destination.





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





This week surfing legend Barton Lynch and wife Holly are playing host aboard the Carpe Vita here in the Maldives. To be honest, I did not really know what to expect for day one of this trip. As it turns out, it has been incredible. Holly led a sunrise yoga class then Barton took over in the surf coaching his guests through countless waves in perfect conditions. It was amazing to see Barton catch a wave then sit in the channel and watch as people surfed, then he would paddle back out with them offering tips and pointers on how to improve. Add to all that another perfect day with great swell and no crowds and you have the stuff dreams are made of.






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