Slowly but surely, Indonesia is unveiling another significant realm of wave territory on its Pacific side. Depending on who you are and where you come from, it’s called Maluku, Moluccas or Moluques. My love story with Maluku started in 2004 when US photographer John Callahan planned a media
Way back in 1990 I met Matt Cruden at Lakeys. He was traveling with another surfer (John) from the central coast of NSW. Both were accomplished surfers, very much at ease in the powerful Indonesian surf.
Epic Surf Trip to the Central and Malè Atolls aboard the Ocean Sapphire
By Richard Kotch | 09th Nov 2022
First impressions of the boat had us frothing. The Ocean Sapphire feels solid and confident - she’s an impressive vessel (later in the trip we met other surfers who were experiencing serious bouts of ‘boat envy’ when they anchored nearby).
What to expect on a Maldives Surf Charter - An "occasional surfer's" perspective
By Steve Adam | 21st Sep 2022
It's been a month since I returned from our long-awaited surf holiday to the Maldives. I had the privilege of spending 10 days under the guidance of 11 other women who supported me to achieve goals way beyond what I thought I was capable of. You see, I had already decided before I got on the plane
Mentawais Surf Charter - If you haven’t, you should!
By Bodhi Safa | 15th Aug 2022
Last week we wrote an article about how the Maldives by charter is a must-do. This week we’re pulling focus away from the Maldives and heading southeast into the warm, turquoise waters of the Mentawais.
6 reasons why the Maldives is better by surf charter
By Geraldine Royal | 04th Aug 2022
This article is a little tongue in cheek and probably shouldn't be read by anyone. Full disclosure we love resorts and know that sometimes they just hit the spot. Other times a Surf-Charter is good for what ails you. The below is an opinion piece and if you're considering a resort for your next
Indian Ocean Surfing - Your Favourite Surf Puddle is Back!
By | 17th May 2022
As borders open, restrictions ease and global travel is once again introduced as a mainstay there’s an immense amount of joy among the surfing fraternity - the Indian Ocean, the surfer's true Disneyland, is back on the list. Over the last two years, there was a sting caused by seeing social posts
Surfing in Papua New Guinea has grown in popularity over the past decade. With thousands of miles of coastline and hundreds of possibilities, PNG is a surfers paradise. It is also the only surfing region on earth with a dedicated surf management plan that supports operators, guides and non-for
While it is definitely preferable to the alternative, there aren’t many advantages in growing into an old surfer. And by old, I don’t mean 30, Dipstick. I am talking about the 60 plus years of age mob. Yes, it is a bit of a travesty that some of us manage to live that long. The days of sleeping
We all have our favourite places to travel and favourite waves to surf. The Pacific Ocean has literally hundreds of accommodation options to go with their smorgasboard of quality waves. It can be a little daunting knowing where to go and what to look out for. So, we have analysed 7 of our most
I start this article with a confession. One that I am very embarrassed about. I had never been to Fiji. Just 3 hours flight time from Australia. With an abundance of surf options. And not just good surf options – fabulous surf options. Having only just discovered the treasure trove of surf that is
Flexible schedules, fun waves and an amazing culture. Until very recently, Taiwan has slipped under the radar as a surf destination. The warm waters host dozens of classy set ups - beachies, river-mouths and points - all set against the backdrop of lush, tropical mountains. Taiwan is a tropical
Marriage OR 'Compromise' as its commonly known is a beautiful thing. Its the coming together of two people who get along swimmingly...in the ocean...preferably with waves. Well, at least that's your idea of it. Post-Nuptials is a big deal! You are only meant to have one crack at it, so why not make
Unfortunately for a large number of surfers, work and/or family commitments can often get in the way of how often we get out for a paddle. Before we know it, countless days turn to weeks, sometimes turn to months without so much as a glance at your boards gathering dust in the corner. Meanwhile
You know, there's nothing quite like waking up in a remote corner of paradise, walking a few short steps down to a world renowned point and watching a few empty drainers slip and peel over a reef. Perhaps that is one of the more perfect moments in surfing? Or maybe, should time and tide suit you,
Uncrowded surf breaks, untouched natural rainforest, amazing sunsets and warm tropical waters await you for one of the best surf trips of your life. Just North of Nias lies an idyllic tropical oasis that has filled surfers dream-bank for years. The Banyaks is one of surfing’s last frontiers in
In a world where we are spoilt for choice and constantly fed information, it's hard to determine what's real. I'm here to tell you Hudhuranfushi Resort is about as real a surf trip you will ever experience! It's so good, I've used my 'real' name as the author!
Here's why your next trip should be on a surf charter
By Bodhi Safa | 29th Oct 2018
When it comes to planning a trip away, there's little better than getting a group of mates together, chartering a boat to exotic locales and spending as much time in the water as humanly possible. How about jumping on board with an expert team of surf guides, those who know sheltered spots when the
Surf trips don’t all have to be the same! Embrace the uncertainty, South Africa calls! With a coastline as diverse as the people who call it home (The Rainbow Nation!), South Africa is a fantastic alternative to the “go – to” destinations we return to year after year and direct flights to
After a decade of surf guiding in the Maldives Stumpy explains why a full season in the Outer Atolls is the right decision. Peter ‘Stumpy’ Wallace is your typical ‘old salt’ surfer. Long greying hair, relaxed stride, easy smile and an amicable persona that seems content to sit back and watch as the
It's been noted that the Mentawais is one of the worst-kept secrets in surf history. While undoubtedly still capable of dishing up 'the goods' the Mentawais isn't going to be a just a 'you and your mates' kinda deal anymore. That is unless you score late season... Low season is typically January
A Mentawais surf trip is a rite of passage, a coming of age for surfers. First pioneered by a small group of surfers in the 1980’s the Ment’s became a jealously guarded secret. The surf world quickly became alight with spectacular imagery referred pseudonymously as the ‘sinking atolls’.