by Ben Horvath
all photos (c) 2014 Joel Coleman

Maldives Dream Team and Perfect Line Ups

Maldives surf trip


The Perfect Wave is investing major resources in embedding professional photographers and surf guides on our Maldives surf trips these days.

The idea being to provide you with quality surf reports, surf spot choices, and access to imagery of everyone’s favourite subject matter – i.e. themselves.

We are also constantly working on creating unique experiences with one goal: to take Maldives surf trips to the next level.

Joel from has been in the Maldives for the past month.

His first trip was aboard the Carpe Diem in the Southern Atolls from April 16-24. Peter from TPW headquarters was aboard. Pete said, “We enjoyed consistent 2-4ft waves all week. The highlights were a super-fun 4ft+ day at Tiger Stripes and a magic 3-4ft day at Five Islands.”

Lozza James, barrelled at Five Islands
Lozza James, barrelled at Five Islands

Carpe Diem Maldives surf charter

Joel did a second trip aboard the Carpe Diem in the Central Atolls from April 16 – May 1, the highlight being two consecutive days at an uncrowded Central Atoll right – Machines.

From May 1-11 Joel transferred to the Carpe Vita and moved to the Male atolls scoring 10 days of consistent 3-4ft swell with a couple of days of rain in the mix. Joel said, “The dream scenario on any surf charter is to pull up at an amazing surfing point and have it come to life for a few days with just you and your mates. It’s the kind of situation dreams are made of and the reality and memories the crew from this charter are flying home with as I write this.”

Carpe Vita Maldives surf charter

surfing in Maldives

Finally, in recent days Barton Lynch and his wife Holly jumped aboard as hosts of their annual coaching and yoga trip from May 11-19 on the Carpe Vita. On May 14 Joel said, “There are no words I can write here that will tell you how perfect today has been. Seriously, I thought yesterday was perfect but, today, it’s a whole new level of perfect. The surf has been amazing, the weather idyllic, the dolphins in the line-up awesome, the early morning yoga session with Holly relaxing and the stories spilling out from Barton Lynch entertaining… In fact we are having such a great time here that the team at The Perfect Wave have just announced they are going to run the charter again next year, do it! But right now I am going back to join these surf stoked adult grommets in the water again.”

Barton Lynch, loving his time in the Maldives. Join him in 2015!
Let’s take Maldives surf trips to the next level!

As air and water temperatures start plummeting in Australia, the Maldives surf season is quite literally hotting up. Daily images of perfect, palm-fringed 3-4ft line-ups, complete with provocative captions describing the current 30 degree Celsius water and land temperatures keep flooding our inboxes from our extensive crew of surf guides, photographers and operators on the ground in the Male, central and southern atolls. As we head towards peak season, you can safely factor in another foot or two of swell. We have put together a comprehensive programme of unique and exclusive experiences in the coming months to cater for all tastes.

In June, Donavon Frankenreiter will be at Kandooma Resort offering 2 private, intimate gigs in a tropical environment, right outside where Kandooma Right works its magic.


In July and August, Shesurfs girls are organizing 2 exciting surf charters in Maldives: all-girls coaching trip and guys & girls  surf photography trip.


In September, world champion coach Nam Baldwin (trainer of Mick Fanning) is hosting a Breath Enhancement Training trip on board Carpe Vita. This is your chance to take your surfing to the next level.


In May 2015, Barton Lynch is hosting yet another surf coaching trip on Carpe Vita. Enjoy daily surf sessions with the world champion, surf coaching as well as evening stories with the legend, and daily yoga sessions with Holly Lynch.


Written by:
Ben Horvath

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