To those of you that have done a Kandooma Resort surf holiday before, we don’t need to introduce the ever-friendly Rob Underwood, our surf guide at the resort. Rob has been working and travelling with The Perfect Wave for a few years now and during Maldives surf season he sends us regular photo surf report from Kandooma Right and surrounding breaks.

So how has Kandooma Resort surf been in May?

Over to you, Rob:

In the last 2 weeks at Kandooma we have seen it all: Wind, waves, rain and sunshine!

We have had different swells to suit every type of surfer. From frothing young grommets surfing 2-foot glassy perfection, to much older grommets surfing long , perfect right-handers at Quarters.

We have seen strong offshore conditions at Riptides and of course, Kandooma Right is still right on our doorstep.


During a break between swells, I managed to sneak out to our local shark dive at Kandooma Thila. I must say that this was right up there in one of my top experiences through working here as a surf guide (other than getting barrelled day after day at Kandooma Right).

In just over a week we have Donavon Frankenreiter coming here to stay for 2 weeks, surf with the guests and play a few of his soulful tunes on a deserted island in the middle of the Indian Ocean……. ummmmm……….. just quietly FROTHING!!

If you are coming over already, i’ts gonna be a treat and can’t wait to share it with you.

If you’re not, I’ll have to let you know how it goes next time….

yeeeeeeeeew !!

Rob – Kandooma Resort surf guide


Rob’s photo report – all photos (c) 2014 Rob Underwood

Written by:
Ben Horvath

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