Imagine floating around some coral-fringed islands of a tropical atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean on the surf trip of a lifetime, with just you and a bunch of your best mates on a Maldives surf charter. Everything is taken care of from the moment you step on the boat. Your feed like a king and there’s plenty of cold beer on board. Your biggest decision for the day is which board to use or which wave you want.
Well, that’s just what the lads from Jersey did when they booked an exclusive charter aboard the Cobia in the southern Maldives. 20 years of friendship sealed with 10 days of mateship.
Leaving the hassle of work and the 5/4 wetsuits way back home, they were here for a good time and they had it with a generous serving of great waves (and rum) thrown in.
There was something special about every day and the next day just seemed to out do the previous one, right up to the final night beach barbeque and bonfire and waking up to a pumping, empty right.
Good on ya fellas, great trip! See you next year.
Surf trip story and all photos (c) 2016 Bob Fawcett, Cobia photographer and a surf guide