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 surf trip we reckon you're on the money. If you're leaning towards the surf charter then read on.
Do you know what isn’t great? Being landlocked when you’re surrounded by pumping waves. Most of us have been in this position. We've locked in a surf trip with the family, non-surfing friends or significant other, because a holiday shouldn’t always be about ‘surfing’ and some time off with friends, family the ‘better half’ is welcome. This trip is usually at a resort, probably in a tropical paradise with a few waves of renown in the area.
So, if you’re like us you even brought a surfboard because the ‘home break’ looks pretty fun. A few days in, a lazy pool day, maybe a bit of a bender one night - (karaoke anyone), a few lazy but disappointing surfs then and the mind starts to wander. You start watching swell reports, and a few accounts you follow on social media are posting great swell and ‘wave-of-the-day’ videos. You see some peelers off in the distance. The mind starts to wander more - ‘I wish I was surfing those waves right now’. You might even go as far as to enquire about getting a tender out from the resort and unless you’ve pre-arranged this, you’re in for some financial hurt. Depending on where you are, quite a bit of financial hurt.
Ultimately, a big part of you declares “I wish I was on a charter with my mates instead of landlocked here.”
This is why we wrote this article. Because the Maldives like a lot of other surf destinations has a tonne of waves on offer and they’re so much easier to explore when you’re on a surf charter. Here are six reasons why the Maldives is better by surf charter.