It’s the most exciting time of your life! You’re about to bring a little grom into the world and despite the warnings from friends and colleagues that you’ll never get sleep again or enjoy a pre-work morning surf… you can barely contain your excitement. But then it hits you…..
No longer can you book a last minute strike mission to Indo. No longer can you go on your annual boys trip to the Maldives (unless you’ve got a very accepting partner and if so, NEVER let her go!). Luckily you’ve got a few months to prepare yourself and if you’re lucky get in 1 last surf trip before your life will change (in a good way) forever. The hardest part about this trip is your lovely partner will surely want their final trip of freedom to be full of luxury, sipping mocktails by the pool, getting daily massages and watching golden sunsets every day. As surfers we always find a way to incorporate surf into our romantic/family holidays and luckily for me I’ve found the perfect spot to do it, Hudhuranfushi Resort in the Maldives.
We arrived late at night and within 20 minutes of landing in Male we were on our own private speedboat hooking towards the resort. 25 minutes later we arrived and we were given a beautiful dinner in the Sunset Restaurant which is usually reserved for the Ocean Villa’s.
We awoke the next day in paradise! Every aspect of the resort was beautiful, the crystal clear water, the white sandy beaches, the friendly staff and of course the pumping surf!
One of the best parts about Hudhuranfushi Resort is that they run on an all-inclusive package. This means everything including; all of your meals, snacks, soft drinks, beers, cocktails, twice daily boat trips to other breaks and more! This means you can simply relax and enjoy your trip without the fear of copping a massive bill upon check-out, we’ve all been there!
Surf wise we started the week with 3 days of shoulder/head-high, super clean surf and I was absolutely frothing. Head high surf with warm water and no crowds, how can it get any better. Well It did! The last 4 days were overhead with not a breath of wind and again, usually only 5 others out.
The hardest part of the entire trip was packing up to leave and trying to comfort my wife. The only way to do this was by promising her that we will be back one day and when we do it’ll be my turn to sit on the Lohi’s deck with the little one while she surfs.