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Memorable Surf Camp in Maldives

If you are a surfer with a previous surf experience and you would like to improve your skill, join Vakaru Surf in this advance surf camp! Vakaru Surf offers surf classes of high quality, personalized and individual classes, surf physical training, and video feedback for all levels of surfers. Vakaru Surf’s mission is not only to teach surfing as a sport but as a personal fulfillment through the gratifying contact with the sea and the amazing sensation of sliding on the waves. In order to personalize your coaching, correct your mistakes, and improve your surfing, your instructors are developing instruction video feedback classes and individual mental coaching. Improve your surfing in these fun waves with Vakaru Surf in the Maldives!

Highlights

  • 10 surf lessons
  • 1 relaxing massage session
  • 1 video analysis and yoga session
  • 1 activity of your choice during the day off
  • Boat transfers to and from the surf spots
  • Breakfasts and 1 meal of your choice
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Airport pick up

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Catalan, French, Hindi, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer included: Malí© International Airport

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Accommodation

You will be staying in a double room in Midsummer Thulusdhoo Maldives. Midsummer Thulusdhoo Maldives is a guesthouse with four cozy private rooms located in the heart of Thulusdhoo island, Maldives, which is known to everyone as one of the most luxurious and expensive tourist destinations. Midsummer Thulusdhoo Maldives is well known for its authentic Maldivian experience. With a variety of activities ranging from snorkeling, diving, surfing, fishing, dolphin spotting, picnic, sandbank, and water sports, Vakaru Surf has it all planned for you. Even mingling and enjoying the local life with the friendly islanders is a unique experience which you do not want to miss. Midsummer Thulusdhoo Maldives is your home away from home in Maldives.

Vakaru Surf Camp Maldives Program

The friendly team of Vakaru Surf school is composed by professional and experienced surf instructors and coaches. They are from France, Italy, Indonesia, and Maldives. You can get your class in English, French, Spanish, and even in Dhivehi (language in Maldives).

Theory video feedback classes

A professional photographer and videographer will shoot your moments during your surf session and at the evening time, your will analyze them with your surf coach. A theory or technical class will be given. This method is based on the sports science.

Yoga

This surf camp included one yoga session. The benefits of yoga include endurance, strength, and flexibility. Additionally, mental focus and breathing techniques are strengthened through consistent practice.

Reasons to choose Vakaru Surf

  • International instructors who are professionally qualified and experienced
  • Best learning techniques for beginners, advanced, and professional surfers
  • Best knowledge of Maldives surf spots so you have the most satisfying surfing experience
  • Small classes so you improve faster
  • Tailor-made classes and individual intensive coaching
  • Specific physical and mental programs are organized to improve student’s surfing approach: surf training programs with professional trainer or surf instruction and video feedback courses
  • Yoga classes with professional instructors: Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Fly High yoga, yoga Nidra, and meditation classes
  • The surf photographer, videographer, and editor take the best surf photo and video memories of your surf trips (DVD surf movie available)
  • Thulusdhoo surf spots and beaches are among the most beautiful places of the Maldives. The waves around Thulusdhoo islands are very fun, consistent, and world-class quality
  • Vakaru Surf's friendly team will welcome you in Vakaru Surf's convivial place combining a surf school, surf shop, and café or coffee shop

Location

The school is located 10 minutes from the beach of Thulusdhoo, North Male Atoll. Thulusdhoo island is located just 28 kilometers north of Male, Maldives. It is the capital of Kaafu Atoll. Approximately 1,400 people live on the island. The size of Thulusdhoo is 700 and 400 meters (according to Google Maps). After the devastating tsunami that happened in 2004 on Rinbodhoo island, more than a half of the population had to move to Thulusdhoo, so the population of Thulusdhoo grew. It is a paradisiac island with pristine white sand beaches and turquoise lagoon where surfers can ride very good quality waves such as Cokes and Chicken surf breaks. In addition, you can find the famous surf breaks of Sultan, Jail, Honkeys, Ninjas, Pasta Point, and Lois 10 minutes by speedboat. The island also has beautiful gold sand beaches such as Bikini Beach where tourists are most welcomed in a blue, clear water lagoon.

Maldives is one of the world’s most famous holiday destinations. It’s known for the natural beauty of its islands which are nearly all lined with white and golden sand and crystal clear turquoise sea, pristine beaches. Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres, making this one of the world’s most dispersed countries With this large number of islands and reefs, Maldives are starting to be world known as a really good place for surfing spots for intermediate and experienced surfers, with consistent waves and long surfing season. Even though the waves are not the most powerful or biggest in the world, but you can get a lot of fun surfing in this amazing destination.

Surfing in Maldives

The waves are not massive and they are quite easy and fun. The swell is very consistent. Many breaks have reliable barrels and most of them have long beautiful waves you can ride until your heart’s content. A flat day is quite rare. You’re pretty much guaranteed somewhere to surf on the islands every day throughout the surf season.

There is a huge number of surf spots in Maldives so most of the best breaks on the islands are often uncrowded but this tendency is starting to change. However, only a handful of breaks are easily accessible from the resorts and these can get a little crowded. The best surf on the islands requires a short journey away from the resorts, but it’s more than worth the effort.

The surf spots in the Maldives can be separated into three main areas. Each one of the areas is an individual atoll and they all have their own character: Male atolls, central atolls, and south atoll. You will be focused on North Male Atoll where Vakaru Surf is located.

Nearby places

  • Famous surf breaks of Sultan, Jail, Honkeys, Ninjas, Pasta Point, and Lois - 10 minutes by speedboat
  • Male, 28 kilometers
  • Velana International Airport (MLE), 24 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

General

  • Café
  • Restaurant

Food

This surf camp includes half board meals (breakfasts and one meal of your choice). Breakfasts (continental or Maldivian breakfast) will be provided for you. There are few restaurants which are located in Thulusdhoo offering fusion, continental, and Asian food. Lunch or dinner will be taken at Vakaru Surf café and restaurant. They offer fusion cuisine (Asian, Maldivian, and western food), including a large choice of meals (fresh fish, roasted chicken, and Maldivian food specialty), fresh sandwiches, burgers, salads, and delicious desserts. Tasty snacks for the surfers who need some extra boost to catch the last waves are also available. You can also taste multivitamins fresh juices in the juice bar. Please note that the Maldives is an Islamic country and alcohol is prohibited on inhabited islands like Thulusdhoo. That includes evening hours in cafes, restaurants, and also in your accommodation.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Seafood
  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Additional massage
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fitness or physical training
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa treatments in several guesthouses in Thulusdhoo
  • Surf trips or safari boat
  • Swimming
  • Watersports (kayaking, canoeing, wakeboarding, or banana riding)

Spa treatments

Vakaru Surf is offering one massage session special for surfers for relaxing all the muscles and tensions especially the back and shoulders.

What's included

  • 10 surf lessons
  • 1 video analysis
  • 1 yoga session
  • 1 massage session
  • 1 activity during the day off (snorkel, sandbank, picnic island)
  • DVD and photo package
  • Boat transfers during the surf lessons
  • Airport transfer from Velana International Airport (MLE)
  • Half board meals (breakfasts and one meal of your choice)
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Optional activities
  • One meal (lunch or dinner)
  • Personal expenses
  • Taxes
  • Visa

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Velana International Airport (MLE). Transfer from the airport is included. Vakaru Surf will pick you up from the airport.

All the international flights arrive at Velana International Airport (MLE) which is on an island of its own. Many holiday makers arrive on chartered flights, but there are other scheduled services with Emirates, Qatar, Air Sri Lanka, and Air India.

Arrival by ferry / boat

Fast and efficient, these high-powered vessels (speed boats) can deliver you from the airport to Thulusdoo in just 25 minutes. “Speedboat ferries” now operate several times per day to the island at a set schedule and private speedboats can be organized for anytime night or day.

Vakaru Surf organizes the best value boat at any given time to meet your needs, saving money and maximizing holiday time for you. Vakaru Surf endeavors to extend their customer service from the moment you touch down in the Maldives till the moment you hop back on your airplane.

Exceptionally affordable, the Thulusdoo ferry will get you from the island capital of Male to Thulusdoo island in 85 minutes for just 3 USD. A small additional fee applies for large baggage but either way, this is top value.

The ferry moves at a respectable 13 knots and features very comfortable padded seats, a toilet, helpful staff, and an upstairs open air area where you can stretch out and have a sleep or watch the scenery pass by. Kept meticulously clean by the staff, the ferry is non-smoking and generally very comfortable.

The express trip departs Male at 3.30 p.m. sharp on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Fridays, the ferry departs Male at 10.30 p.m. On Tuesdays, there is a ferry that stops at several islands including Thulusdhoo, that departs Male at 2.30 p.m., departing from the ‘Villigili’ ferry terminal.

Ferry times can change at short notice due to public holidays or very bad weather. Vakaru Surf recommends you who are traveling by ferry to contact them, so they can ensure you have the most up to date ferry information.

Airport: Malí© International Airport Airport transfer included: Malí© International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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