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THE MALDIVES EXPERIENCE 
A 7 nights, bucket-list boat surf trip in the Maldives
Enjoy long waves, empty line ups and professional surf coaching 

This September we will be sailing across the turquoise atolls of The Maldives, on board of Myna, a luxurious yacht specifically built for surf trips.

Join us for a special opportunity to experience authentic Maldives, incredible tropical and sea-life adventures, professional surf coaching+video analysis AND uncrowded surfing, guided by 2 insiders around the Central Atolls of the Maldives.

Enjoy with a small group of likeminded people the unique activities planned for this trip, in an epic, once in a life time experience.

It's time to thick off that bucket list trip!

Dates : September 7-14, 2024 (7 nights)

PICTURE YOURSELF EXPLORING THE MALDIVIAN ATOLLS ONBOARD THE MYNA, A LUXURIOUS SURF CRUISER

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SURF IN BEAUTIFUL, REMOTE LOCATIONS

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RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL SURF COACHING AND VIDEO ANALYSIS
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VISIT INCREDIBLE PLACES AND DISCOVER THE REAL MALDIVES

JOIN US FOR 7 DAYS OF WOW EXPERIENCES

During this trip, you will travel throughout the Central Atolls guided by us, two insiders who have lived and traveled the Maldives extensively, and we will surf famous spots like Chickens and Cokes, and other off the beaten tracks surf spots.

But we are going to enjoy in full all what the gorgeous Maldives islands have to offer, not just surfing.

We have a masseuse on board and non surfers can enjoy massages on the top deck, for a week of relaxation.

Early-Intermediate to advanced surfers will have the option to surf daily (even twice a day weather permitting) at different locations, thanks to the Dhoni boat that will take them to the various surf spot.

We will visit local islands, sandbanks, experience the real Maldivian culture and try local foods. 

We will surf uncrowded waves and wake up to a sunrise on the Indian Ocean.

We will swim with fish and manta rays, it will be like snorkelling in an aquarium.

We will celebrate our adventures with a barbecue on a deserted island, grilling the fish we caught together, looking at the stars.

This experience is for intermediate surfers and advanced surfers, but non-surfers can enjoy as well, as this is a multi activity trip. 

The crew on board Myna, the locally built luxurious Maldivian cruiser, will look after us and accompany us in the different activities.

Rooms are spacious and cozy, and the top deck provides a lovely area for relaxing and sunbathing.

Relax in the top deck jacuzzi at the end of the day.

You'll remember this trip for the rest of your life!

ABOUT MYNA, OUR FLOATING RESORT :

The Myna is 42m in length and can accommodate up to 16 guests.

Its high functionality and service oriented professional crew will grant you the vacation you deserve.

4 decks are kept in high maintenance for your leisure with a total of 8 cabins.

The main deck offers a spacious and air-conditioned communal area, with internal dining room, a comfy Livingroom with a flat-screen TV, and audio equipment, and an adjacent bar, alcohol-equipped.

A total of 4 open spaces are located at the nose & Beam, on the main and upper decks for you to relax, enjoy a good book, or fish. At the top of the Myna, you will find a spacious open sun-deck, equipped with sun beds and a jacuzzi, the perfect place for your morning yoga routines or after surf relaxation.

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WHO WE ARE

We are Andrew and Eleonora, and we are the people behind Andrew Goodman Surf Coaching.

With nearly 40 years of surfing experience, to say that surfing is in Andrew's blood is an understatement. Andrew has developed skills that allows him to read a surf break to pin-point accuracy, within just a few moments.

 

Eleonora is a Maldives expert and freelance writer for Trans Maldivian Airways inflight Magazine. 

Eleonora has also been creating experiences for people for the past 15 years, and she has deep knowledge about the Maldivian culture and history.

 

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THE MALDIVES EXPERIENCE 

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WHEN

September 7-14, 2024 (7 nights)

WHERE

We will stay aboard the Myna yacht, our floating hotel for the week, navigating around reefs, surf spots and sandbanks of the Central Maldives atolls.

Pick up from MALE international airport.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

- A 7 night exploration aboard the Myna surf charter, in a cabin with private bathroom.

-Transfers from and to MLE international airport

-Breakfast, lunch, dinner prepared by the chef onboard.

-Coffee, Tea and Water throughout the day

-Surfing sessions in multiple surf breaks 

-Traditional Maldivian fishing sessions 

-Snorkeling in pristine thilas (underwater reefs) and various reefs, incl.snorkeling equipment.

-Visit to a deserted island and sand banks

-Dreamy night barbecue on a deserted island 

-Close encounter with wildlife! Think of sharks, manta rays and sting rays.

-Masseuse on board for dreamy massages on the top deck (extra charge)

-Visit to a local island, for a full immersion in the most authentic Maldivian culture

-Unlimited memories to take home with you

Pricing

PRICING

This unique experience costs 2997 Euro per person in a double room (based on 2 people traveling).

includes full board basis, water, tea and coffee throughout the day

Includes surfing sessions with coaching and feedback (surfing level: intermediate and above), fishing, snorkelling, sand banks excursion, island hopping, deserted island visit and all activities on board planned by Andrew and Eleonora.

PAYMENT PLAN OPPORTUNITY :

Secure your spot today for only 297 Euro. Pay the balance in 4 payments of 700 Euro each (by April 30th/May 30th/June 30th/July 30th).

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PACKAGES

The 2997 Euro rate per person is inclusive of all activities including surfing

        THE MALDIVES SURF EXPERIECE   

 

multiple, daily surf sessions in various surf spots, plus surf photography and video analysis of your surfing by Andrew, with feedback to help you improve. For intermediate to advanced surfers only.

EXTRA

        SPA PACKAGE  

        3 massage treatments - 180 Euro 

Surfing is available for independent surfers.

In order to join this trip as a surfer you need to be able get to your feet, paddle in and catch your own waves (without needing to be pushed into a wave by a coach). 

All packages include all meals and all activities listed above.

Massage treatments and alcohol are extra.

WHY JOIN

This is an offer that we only open once a year, with limited spots available.

We have such extensive knowledge of the Maldives, the surfing and the boat life in the area, that we have handpicked the best experiences available in all Maldives for you to enjoy. 

 

Not only you don't have to do any research, but you can rest assure that your investment is going to bring in results: you will relax, have fun, surf incredible waves, have the opportunity of trying new things, and ultimately have the experience that you want to have, while a top staff + crew is taking care of making magic happen.

Back home, you'll be carrying beautiful memories with you, and enjoy a level of wellbeing you never experienced before.

 

Our trips are journeys into the world but also inwards. 

Because when we try new things, we open ourselves to growth. 

#remembertoexplore

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MEMORIES FROM OUR LAST ADVENTURE 

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO TRAVEL AND SURF WITH US IN THE MALDIVES

WE KNOW THE MALDIVES LIKE NO OTHERS

A surfing experience in The Maldives with us means receiving unparalleled surf guiding in a destination we know to perfection. 

Andrew lived in the Maldives and surfed extensively the most popular surf breaks, as well as some hidden gems along the way.

Eleonora is a regular author for the inflight magazine of Trans Maldivian Airways, the national Maldivian airline and seaplane company, since 2015, as well as the founder of Maldivology.

We have traveled The Maldives for many many years. You won't waste time searching for the best spots as we've already done it for you. We will bring you to the most incredible places in the north Male atoll.

Exploring The Maldives surfing with us is a unique and unforgettable experience.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT AIRPORT DO I NEED TO FLY INTO?

You'll need to fly into MLE, Male International Airport/Velana.

 

WHERE WILL WE MEET AND AT WHAT TIME ?

We will pick you up in the arrival hall of Male airport, in front of the Dhiraagu shop (local phone line shop), between 12 (noon) and 3 pm.

When booking your flight, please make sure it lands before 10 am. You will need approximately 2 hours to clear customs and pick your bags/surfboards.

If your flight lands at 7 or 8 am, there are a few cafes in the same arrival hall where you can relax, have breakfast and wait for your pick up. There is also a pharmacy, a convenience store, a souvenir shop, a drug store, a Burger King and 2 local SIM card shops, called Dhiraagu and Ooredoo.

WHAT TIME IS CHECK OUT?

Before 11 am.

If your flight is in the early morning, you will be dropped off at the airport in time to catch any flight after 8 am.

If your flight is in the evening, you can hop on a short ride to go from the airport (where we will drop you off) to Male city, and visit the beautiful local market, have lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants, and do some sightseeing.

Or, you can book a day visit at the airport hotel in Hulumale, that has a nice beach and a pool.

If you'd like to visit a resort, Kurumba and Bandos offer from time to time a daily access pass for resort visit. These are 2 lovely resorts located 10 minutes speed boat ride from the airport.

DO WE STAY AT AN HOTEL OR ON THE BOAT THE WHOLE 7 NIGHTS?

This trip is a cruise on board MYNA, a 42 meters vessel.

We will sleep and have all our meals on the boat, for the entire trip.​ 

We will leave the boat to visit deserted islands, surf breaks and sand banks.

A dinghi, or small boat, will transport us in shallower water to reach surf spots, snorkelling points and islands.

 

DO I NEED TO BE AN ADVANCED SURFER IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ?

 

To join as a surfer, it is necessary that you are an independent surfer : you need to be able to stand up on your board consistently, paddle in and catch your own waves, without needing to be pushed into a wave by a coach. You are also able to duck-dive or turtle-roll.

If you don't surf at all, you will enjoy the spa treatments and all the activities and excursions planned.

IS SURFING AND THE OTHER EXPERIENCES GUARANTEED ?

We can control many things, but we can't control the weather or the wildlife.

When we surf, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature, who decides when to create perfect waves.

Therefore we cannot guarantee surfing, but we will definitely go look for waves all around the North and South Male Atoll and the famous surf spots like Cokes and Ninjas, as well as less known spots. Other activities are also subject to weather conditions, and in case of adverse weather conditions the captain has the right to change the schedule of what's planned. 

IS THERE A LOCAL SURF GUIDE ON BOARD ?

Yes, there will be a local and experienced Maldivian surf guide who will bring us to the best waves of the North Male Atoll.

ARE THERE SURF BOARDS FOR ME TO USE?

Surf board rental is not included. We recommend you bring your own board as rentals in Maldives are not the easiest thing, there isn't much availability, but on request we can organise a rental of both soft tops and hard boards (short and long boards).

I AM NOT A BEGINNER BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO IMPROVE MY SURFING, IS THIS AN OPTION FOR ME ?

Absolutely. The Video Analysis with feedback from Andrew will definitely improve your surfing, as well as the live, in-the-water coaching.

I DON'T SURF, WILL I HAVE FUN IN THIS EXPERIENCE?

In one word, A B S O L U T E L Y  !

Surfing is only one of the gems that make this experience unique.

You can book the SPA package so you can enjoy massages while the rest of the group is surfing.

Also. We will visit sand banks, reefs, outer reefs (thilas).

We will snorkel, fish with the traditional maldivian line fishing, and visit a local island.

There is so much to do aside from surfing!

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE ?

- Surf board rentals (short or longboard) for intermediate surfers (available on request but small selection to choose from as Maldives is a very remote country)

- International plane ticket

- Alchool and bottled soft drinks 

- Local SIM card (strongly recommended, 35$ per week)

- Crew's tip (140$ per person per week)

Travel insurance and sport Insurance covering surfing (mandatory for booking)

- Everything else not listed in what's included

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