The Maldives is renowned for it’s marine life, luxury resorts, white sand beaches and spectacular surf breaks. This May and July, intermediate and advanced surfers can get a piece of the action with the Carpe Diem Cruises Surf and SUP Safaris. We spoke to the team for more on this trip of a lifetime….
What does an average day of surfing look like?
Each day you will travel to different surf breaks for morning and afternoon surf sessions. Exploring the central atolls around North and South Male, the onboard Maldivian surf guide will take you to where the action is. Access to the breaks is with our separate sail-boat that accompanies the main yacht throughout the trip.
What level of surfer does this trip suit?
Due to the nature of surf breaks, our trips are suitable for the confident intermediate and advanced surfer. Paddleboarders and kite-surfers can be complete beginners and advance their skills during the week.
Describe the boat:
Voted in 2017 as one of the Top 10 Liveaboards in the World, the Carpe Diem Cruises surf safari weeks cater to 12 surfers, with 10 en suite cabins. The cabins are designed with style and space to provide a home from home feel. The boat also has a fully licensed bar, communal lounge area with a TV, and a Jacuzzi on the top deck.
What sort of wildlife might a guest encounter on the trip?
Dolphins are frequent visitors to the sites we visit. Guests can also explore the reefs snorkelling to manta points, spot turtles, octopus and a whole host of colourful fish.
What’s the best thing about cruising around the Maldives?
For surfers and paddle boarders seeking something different, the Maldives is still a relatively new destination. Waking up in a new location and break every day keeps the action fresh and challenging. Along the way, endless ocean vistas and clear warm waters add to the destination’s appeal.
Apart from surfing, what other activities can guests enjoy?
During the day guests can spend time on the beaches of local islands, there’s fishing from the back of the boat for fresh sashimi (depending on the catch), a weekly sandbank BBQ, hop on a yoga mat or jump in to the Jacuzzi to end the day under the stars with a drink. Plus lots of eating, sleeping and relaxing on the yacht.