LEARN TO SURF MALDIVES : 8 DAY BEGINNER SURF LESSONS MALDIVES

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Indulge Maldives Holidays PVT LTD
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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 999
LEARN TO SURF MALDIVES : 8 DAY BEGINNER SURF LESSONS MALDIVES
Maldives

Indulge Maldives Holidays PVT LTD
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15 reviews

Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN -  8 DAY BEGINNER SURF LESSONS MALDIVES:

Always dreamed of learning to surf in a tropical location? Now is your chance! Learn to surf in Maldives with our experienced Maldivian surf coaches & guides. Our affordable 8 day beginner surf lessons package will guide you through the process of:

  • Ocean knowledge & learning to read safe surf conditions
  • Surf check skills - tides, currents, rips, winds, types of waves, other surfers
  • Surf board knowledge - which board to use for which waves
  • Board awareness & body position
  • Timing
  • Beginner surf technique & body positioning
  • Learning to turn & board / body positioning
  • Line up etiquette - the do's and don'ts of surfing rules
  • Build your surf confidence with experienced surf coaches by your side
  • Video & Photo analysis - refining your surf technique


WHO IS THE MALDIVES LEARN TO SURF PACKAGE FOR?

Beginner & lower-intermediate surfers who wish to learn to surf in the Maldives. Whether it's your first time surfing or you have surfed a little previously, our Maldivian surf coaches will have you on your feet, riding beautiful waves and refining your technique daily. Have the stress of planning & researching your Maldives surf trip taken out of the equation, as our 8 Day Learn To Surf Maldives Package has everything you could possibly need included, on the most popular surf island in Maldives. Plus enjoy the added bonus of having your own surfing photos and videos to take home with you. Experience surfing at Thulusdhoo Island & surrounding breaks, like a local!



ABOUT OUR MALDIVES SURF INSTRUCTORS:

Our Indulge Maldives Surf guides are highly experienced local Maldivian surf guides, based on the island of Thulusdhoo. With previous experience of having worked in 5 star Maldives surf resorts, Maldivian surf camps & personal surfing experience in countries such as Australia, Indonesia & India, we're proud of the fact that our Maldivian Surf Guides are the best most competent surf guides in The Maldives. Check out Maldives Surf Photographer to learn more about Hupa & Surfing Thulusdhoo to learn more about Shimau. They're patient, experienced & you're in for a heap of laughs & guaranteed good times!


ACCOMMODATION

1 x Ocean View Room with Sea View Balcony at Reef Edge Hotel  - Thulusdhoo Island.

Reef Edge have an in house a la carte lunch & dinner menu $6-$15pp + a number of cafes nearby, including our Indulge Thulusdhoo Cafe where Indulge Maldives guests receive 5% discount off all bills.


MEALS

Reef Edge has a wonderful a la carte menu from $8-12pp - pay as you go or at check out during your stay. We recommend this over the full board buffet add on ($30pp per meal).



ABOUT THULUSDHOO ISLAND

Thulusdhoo Island is located in North Malé Atoll, just 30 minutes via speedboat, north of Velana International Airport. Thulusdhoo is home to some of Maldives' very best surf breaks – ‘Cokes’ (right) & ‘Chickens’ (left). The lessons will be conducted daily at either Chickens surf break, Baby Chickens surf break, Ninjas, Sultans or Honkeys, depending on the daily surf conditions & experience of participants. Included are the cost of boat transfers to these surf spots. Your guide will be with you the entire time. Thulusdhoo has palm tree beaches, white sandy shores and is ideal for snorkeling the house reef. Thulusdhoo is also close to a number of 4 and 5 star resorts, sandbank islands and has two beautiful Bikini Beaches. You can read our Thulusdhoo Island Guide here.



MALDIVES LEARN TO SURF ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Maldives day or night (before 10pm). We provide all instructions to take the speedboat to Thulusdhoo Island. Step foot onto the white sandy shores of Thulusdhoo, check into your ocean front Seaview room & settle into paradise after your long flight journey.


Day 2: Meet your surf guides Hishaam & Shimau! Set the time for your first surf lesson & discover Chickens / Baby Chickens / Ninjas surf breaks.


Day 3: Enjoy your second surf lesson.


Day 4: Enjoy your third surf lesson - this one will be a video / photographed session. Later in the evening, look through your images & videos with Hishaam & Shimau to refine your surfing technique, body positioning, timing & board awareness.


Day 5: Rest Day! Visit a beautiful sandbank island & do a little snorkelling! If you wish to do an extra surf lesson you totally can! (added-extra).


Day 6: Enjoy your fourth surf lesson - this one will be a video / photographed session. Later in the evening, look through your images & videos with Hishaam & Shimau to refine your surfing technique, body positioning, timing & board awareness.


Day 7: Enjoy your fifth & final surf lesson!


Day 8: Departure from Thulusdhoo Island. Reef Edge will assist you to the departing speedboat to Velana International Airport.



What’s included

  • 7N Seaview Accommodation
    Reef Edge Hotel - Thulusdhoo Island
  • Daily Breakfast
    add on option for all meals
  • Island Transfers
    Return Transfers via Speedboat (30mins)
  • Surf Lessons
    5 x 2hr Progressive Surf Lessons with experienced Guides
  • Photos & Video Sessions
    2 x 2hr Video & Photographed surf sessions
  • Technique Refinement
    2 x Video & Photo analysis technique refinement sessions with surf coach
  • Hotel Buggy Service
  • Surf equipment:
    Surf board, booties & leash
  • Surf Transfers
    5 x Return Surf Transfers to Chickens Surf Break, Baby Chickens Surf Break, Ninjas, Sultans or Honkeys with surf guide
  • Sandbank & Snorkel
    1 sandbank island excursion with complimentary snorkel use
  • Whats App assistance
    Plus daily surf guide and personal Whats App assistance
  • 5%Off Indulge Thulusdhoo
    All guests recieve 5% discount on all menu items

What’s not included

  • Excess baggage
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance

Available Packages

1 SPOT QUEEN SHARE ROOM (SURFER)

Price is USD$1,199 per person. Must be booked for 2 people. 

Ocean Front Sea View - Queen Room (for 2 pax) with Queen bedding, at Reef Edge Hotel. 
All Surf Package inclusions.


$1,199
Deposit: $180
1 SPOT TWIN SHARE ROOM (SURFER)

Price is USD$1,199 per person. Must be booked for 2 people.

Ocean Front Sea View - Twin Room (for 2 pax) with separate twin bedding, at Reef Edge Hotel. 

All Surf Package inclusions.


$1,199
Deposit: $180
1 SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM (1 SURFER ONLY)

Price is USD$1,699 per person. Must be booked by 1 person only.

Ocean Front Sea View - Single Occupancy Room (1 pax only)

Room will contain 1 x double bed (for 1 guest only). 

All Surf Package inclusions.

$1,599
Deposit: $239
NON SURFER - TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM

Price is USD$599 per non-surfer. Must be booked by 1 person only.

1 Non-Surfer (no surf lessons required) who is room sharing with a surfer in either a Twin or Queen Room.


Non-Surfing Package includes: 7 nights accommodation in an Ocean Front Sea View - Twin or Queen Room (sleeps 2 pax), at Reef Edge Hotel, daily breakfast, one sandbank & snorkelling excursion, return airport speedboat transfers & all taxes.

$599
Deposit: $120

Available options

EXTRA NIGHT - TWIN / DOUBLE ROOM $60pp
$60
EXTRA NIGHT - SINGLE ROOM $112pp
$112
EXTRA SURF LESSON - $60pp per session
$60


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Indulge Maldives Holidays PVT LTD
15 reviews
Indulge Maldives is an exclusive Maldives Travel Agency. Our uniqueness - we specialise in both affordable & luxury vacations to Maldives, plus group style island hopping retreats & surfing holidays, no matter your budget. Australian Founder, Kristie works alongside Maldivian locals, has lived in Maldives for 9 years & has travelled to over 50 Maldives islands. Together we know Maldives & take exceptional care of our clients'​ every need, from the planning, right through to departure. Let us create your dream Maldives vacation!

Reviews

Wow is an understatement when it comes to trying to describe how absolutely amazing this surf clinic with Chix Surf School and Indulge Maldives was. Probably the fact that this is my 4 th trip with them speaks how good it is . Everything from the meals to the surfing to extra activities were all organised for us. We went snorkeling with the Nurse Sharks, snorkeling a ship wreck , a boat trip to a sandbank in the middle of the ocean and an awesome day trip to Club Med.. So many great memories made that will last for ever not only with what we did but also the fact I meet amazing surf women from all round the world . The hotel where we stayed was perfect for us and the staff were always there to help us when ever we needed them and were super nice . I also loved that we got to try different restaurants on the island and I was extremely happy with the variety of restaurants that we tried and the food at Reef Edge , where we stayed ,was amazing too . I can’t speak more highly of the surf coaching staff. They are brilliant I can’t get over how they helped all of us in and out of the water . They took us to different surf spots over the duration of the clinic we were able to surf left and rights. Then with all the videos taken of our surfing we were then analysed by our coaches . This was invaluable and I know my surfing improved while I was there and I will leave knowing I have things to work on that will improve my surfing even more . At the end of our trip we took home all the amazing photos and videos that were taken of us by Maldives number one Photographer Hupa . So many people have commented on how good the videos and photos are I would highly recommend to anyone to book a surf trip through Indulge Maldives and Chix Surf School . It's a trip of a lifetime and can’t wait to go again next year .
By Joanne H for 2024 CHIX SURF SCHOOL MALDIVES: HIGHER INTERMEDIATE TO LOWER ADVANCED on Apr 22, 2024
JA
I had a good time, but unfortunately I had quite a lot of disappointment with the trip. I was quite disappointed with the coaching provided for the surfing. I hardly got any coaching in the water, that was why I particularly went there for. The coach mainly concentrated on the people that she was friends with and it was made quite obvious that they were her main priority. With the skill level of the group we would have been better off to do 1 hour a day on land with body movements for turns. Instead we spent 3 hours out in the water and with only 2 coaches quite a few of us got little to no coaching at all in the water. I honestly feel like I would have been better off to spend that money at home On coaching and I would have got a lot more out of it. The food at indulge never changed for dinners and was very average, The last nights dinner could have been something different. Overall I had a good time however left very dissatisfied with quite a number of things.
By Julie A for 2024 CHIX SURF SCHOOL MALDIVES: HIGHER INTERMEDIATE TO LOWER ADVANCED on Apr 21, 2024
Hi Julie, Thank you for your honesty we strive to refine & improve the Chix trip annually & do take on board any feedback shared by our valued clients. We are however quite surprised to receive your review Julie & learn of all this just now, as nothing was mentioned throughout the 11 days in the Maldives with you. We would like to point out this is the first of its kind review we have received over the past five years of running the Chix Surf School trips. It is surprising to hear you would have preferred only one hour surf time daily especially since on your beginning day of the trip you assumed one surf session of 3 hours was not going to be enough for you & we specifically had the conversation with you to really encourage you to pace yourself at the start of the retreat, especially in the extreme heat. This is as most past feedback we have received from the past clinics is that by the end of the 11 day trip of a fast paced schedule, surf & muscle fatigue set in. That’s why we also bring on a physical therapist to relive muscle tension & have a wholistic approach to the trip. It is also interesting to hear in a small group of 9, you were disappointed with only access to 2 professional surf coaches & 3hrs daily surf time daily…. After 5 years of running the trips & taking onboard client feedback, the surfing session as one large 3hr surf is largely preferable over a 1hr surf or 2x daily surfing sessions. This is especially given with the strong currents & people struggle to paddle against the current on the 2nd session, leads to a faster decline in fatigue. All aspects considered, we do feel the coaching painted in your review was not quite accurate Julie - both coaches always went above and beyond every surf, splitting the peaks & moving around to assist everyone equally to catch waves, refine technique & hold their confidence in the line up. Yourself included. We feel it’s also important to reflect on whether you surfed with the group near the coaches or chose a more independent approach to your surfing sessions & whether the coaching that was offered was taken onboard. The dinners at Indulge - this is confusing as we did not do the dinners at Indulge - only one pizza - all dinners were at 4 different restaurants throughout the 11 days so plenty of variety & choice on offer including both buffet & a la cart meals catering to dietary requirements. It is also important to remember the trip was held on a small remote island during Ramadan time, where everything is flown & shipped in bi-weekly by local ferry, not a five-star resort - it’s all imported & dependent on supply. Judging by the amount of five-star reviews we’ve received over the last five years & this being one of a kind remark, it would have been appropriate for any issues to have been discussed in the moment with us so we could have made adjustments for you to enhance your Maldives & coaching experience Julie. We are both surprised & sorry you left the beautiful Maldives & all the trip had to offer with an overall feeling of disappointed :( We also missed you joining the group on the Vaavu day.
IM
Maldives is an incredible destination but with Kristie at the helm we were able to have a really authentic experience with the local Maldivians. They were so kind in sharing their beautiful country and all the culture to go with it. Surfing was the best but wouldn’t have been the same without the local influence.
By Sal T for 2024 CHIX SURF SCHOOL MALDIVES: HIGHER INTERMEDIATE TO LOWER ADVANCED on Apr 15, 2024
Thulusdoo in the Maldives wasn't just a location; it was a dream come true. Indulge Maldives and Chix Surf School took it to the next level with fantastic food, comfortable accommodations, and the most incredible surf coaches I could have asked for. But what truly made the experience unforgettable were Kristie, Coach Gee, Coach Millie, and the amazing classmates. Each person brought something unique to the table, enriching my life in ways I never expected. Coach Gee deserves a special shoutout! Her guidance not only boosted my confidence in the waves, but also in myself. By the end of the camp, I was riding waves I never thought possible, all thanks to Coach Gee's expertise and encouragement. This trip exceeded all my expectations. If you're looking for an all-around incredible surf experience with amazing people and a stunning backdrop, look no further than Chix Surf School Maldives. I couldn't recommend it more highly!
By Stephanie M for 2024 CHIX SURF SCHOOL MALDIVES: HIGH BEGINNER TO LOW INTERMEDIATE on Apr 10, 2024
SN
This progressive surf clinic is a game-changer. From the moment i set foot on the idyllic Maldive shoreline, I was greeted with warmth and professionalism from Gee, Kristie and their teams. Chix Surf School and Indulge Maldives go above and beyond which ensured that I felt safe, supported and empowered through my surf journey in the Maldives and beyond. With Gee and Millie I was able to focus on surf progression both in the water as well as via the invaluable surf video analysis. During the rest days the team organised unforgettable holiday experiences which I won't spoil here. But what truly sets this experience apart is the genuine dedication to your overall wellness. Not only do they nurture your surfing skills, but they also prioritize your mental and physical health. It's a holistic approach that leaves you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to conquer the surf. Sooz
By Sue N for 2024 CHIX SURF SCHOOL MALDIVES: HIGH BEGINNER TO LOW INTERMEDIATE on Apr 03, 2024
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