Best of the Maldives: Surf School – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

Published 8 March 11 2:37 AM | Maldives Complete

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa surf school

 

In light of the ASP World Tour which started this week with the Quicksilver Pro event, I thought I would do a few surf pieces. I’ve already covered the Maldives hosting this very same event in June 2009. But you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy surfing in the Maldives. In fact, it would be an ideal place to start. It doesn’t feature the giant rip-curl waves of Hawaii. Instead, the Maldives are famous for long runs of gentle rolls as more modest waves hit the long breakers of extended reefs. If you have never even surfed at all, then the place to go is Four Seasons Kuda Huraa and their Tropic Surf surfing school.

They offer special beginner course for 2 days called the ‘Dream Programme’ where you learn safety, paddling, standing-up and falling-off (I thought that I might be able to skip that last bit seeming well proficient in fall off many things, but the instructor informed me that there is a ‘proper’ way to fall off). They then take beginners to surfing spots that are ideal for novices for guided and supervised outing.

Tropic Surf has a “100% success rate getting people to stand up on the first lesson.” They feature ‘soft boards’ and an instructor is always in the water with the student. I met with the manager Chris Prewitt (see picture above) who described the programme as a “shortcut to success”

For the more ambitious, Kuda Huraa also offer a 4 night ‘Surf’s Up’ package as well as surf cruises on various boats (including the Four Seasons Explorer yacht) to different locales around the Maldives. The Male atoll itself has 8 surf breaks for all levels of skill such as ‘Sultans’, ‘Jails’, and ‘Honkys’. For more information on Maldives surfing check out the Surf in Maldives website or the Maldivian Surfing Association Facebook page

 

Tropic Surf

Comments

# Maldives Complete Blog said on March 9, 2011 6:45 AM:

  Once you get going on your surf board and can stay up longer and longer, when you want to go longer

# Sailing Away from Regrets « Leadership and Management / Turning Adversity to Advantage said on March 9, 2011 6:56 AM:

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# Kym Everett said on July 16, 2011 11:42 AM:

Prewitt ? Is that the guy who has that lefthander named after him ???

# Maldives Complete Blog said on December 28, 2011 4:08 AM:

  “Who would have thought to find a place so perfectly placed between the ocean and the sky.” -

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