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I’ve been surfing for just over 60 years, non stop.

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I’ve surfed Hawaii and Cali heaps in the sixties. Tahiti, Japan, NZ, Taiwan, Philippines, Spain, France, England and most of the Australian coast.

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I have never seen waves nearly as good as my last trip to the Maldives with The Perfect Wave!

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Yep, ruler edge perfection, a couple guys from our boat the only ones out, at a place we dubbed “Rita’s” after a beginner on our boat.

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The famous Maldivian water was so clear that as each set approached, the coral scrolled up the face as clear hi-def. The wave had already peeled 200 meters down the point, but this end section was so friendly, so welcoming. Drop in, top turn for speed, accelerate down the reef at maximum speed, and the bowl threw out a perfect thin lip you could reach out and trail your fingers in it. The coral below was perfect, not very scary, and then you were spat out into a sand bottom channel in kerosene colored water. Hair dry. Paddle back up the point. Plunge in to cool off a bit, as the next set came wheeling down the point.

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Bob McTavish

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My next trip is rapidly approaching this May 6 to 14. Our whip-smart guide Brian is actually picking us up and taking us down to the Central atolls aboard the Carpe Vita, our trusty motoring palace for eight days. New spots, reliable old ones and Brian’s secret last surf before we fly out, not to mention endless fun stories, laughs, heaps of great Sri Lankan and eastern grub, cold Euro beer on tap. The best non-threatening surf trip on the planet! We have 5 spots left, so act super fast by clicking here to book your spot onboard…..

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Now, if you are not quite my vintage, The Perfect Wave have seven unique experiences with other legendary Australian icons that other travel companies just cannot and do not offer.

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Be inspired by tales of Occy’s amazing 1999 world title comeback after 2 or 3 surfs that day with Occ and his son Jay, or have a post surf beer with the legend from September 1-9 aboard the Haira complete with your own professional photo and videographer Andy Potts.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to surf and be instructed by a world champion, an Aussie icon who loves a chat in a relaxed environment, in a dream location at our leading surf resort – Kandooma?

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Then join 1988 World Champ Barton Lynch with his wife Holly and their son Lion at Kandooma from May 8-15, surf, practice yoga, chill out and paddle out with a legend.

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Alternately join the queen of the waves, the original, the lady who paved the way for Steph, Tyler and co and spawned a generation of female grommets. Join the 1990 world champion Pam Burridge and her husband and shaper extraordinaire Mark Rabbidge at Kandooma for her world class instructive sessions and storytelling here.

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Jimmy Barnes is a true legend of Australian music, his catalogue from Cold Chisel and solo career is a soundtrack to several generations. There’s only half a dozen odd spots left for this exclusive series of gigs at Kandooma in early September. Surf and kick back at night listening to Barnesy…

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Have a perfect day,

Bob McTavish
The Perfect Wave Ambassador

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Surf With Bob McTavish
May 06 – 14, 2017 on Carpe Vita
Bob McTavish is a household name. The original storyteller, short board revolution pioneer, shaper, stylist, comedian. Bob will share a lifetime of experience on your voyage. Bob shows no signs of slowing down, and will take you surfing daily.

Surf Coaching with Barton Lynch
May 08 – 15, 2017 at Kandooma
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.

Surf with Occy and Jay
Sep 01 – 09, 2017 on Haira
On this special trip Occy will be joined by his son, Jay Occhilupo (14 years old) who shares his dad’s ability and enthusiasm both in and out of the water. This multi-generational trip will be blast for both experienced surfers and their young rippers

Surf With Pam Burridge
9 – 16 June, 2017 at Kandooma
Pam and her husband, legendary surfboard shaper Mark Rabbidge work together as surf coaches, providing tips and support in the water and out so surfers can really improve. Kandooma Resort is one of the most amazing surf resorts in the world.

Surf Music in Paradise with Jimmy Barnes
Sep 02 – 09, 2017 at Kandooma
This exclusive series of gigs showcases Jimmy and his favourite songs, supported by his family band – in Kandooma Surf Resort! Join Jimmy Barnes for series of intimate gigs in a stunning tropical setting.

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You could score the wave of your life in the Maldives. – Nathu
You could score the wave of your life in the Maldives. – Nathu

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Fun, but inconsequential Maldives bowl. – Nathu
Fun, but inconsequential Maldives bowl. – Nathu

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Maldivian perfection. – Nathu
Maldivian perfection. – Nathu

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Kandooma pumping
Kandooma pumping

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