Bob McTavish will lead a trip for those with a thirst for some surf history
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 April, 2017 - The “Signature Experience” series of trips hit the Maldives in prime time and include coaching, yoga, beers, stories and what-not with several legends including Occy, Barton Lynch, Pam Burridge and Bob McTavish.
McTavish will lead a trip perfect for those with a thirst for some surf history. He talks about the trip in the below blog:
I’ve surfed Hawaii and Cali heaps in the sixties. Tahiti, Japan, NZ, Taiwan, Philippines, Spain, France, England and most of the Australian coast.
I have never seen waves nearly as good as my last trip to the Maldives with The Perfect Wave!
Yep, ruler edge perfection, a couple of guys from our boat the only ones out, at a place we dubbed "Rita's" after a beginner on our boat.
The famous Maldivian water was so clear that as each set approached, the coral scrolled up the face as clear high-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-coloured water. Hair dry. Paddle back up the point. Plunge in to cool off a bit, as the next set came wheeling down the point.
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 and cold 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.