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Blue Star Maldives Surf and Yoga Retreat is an established surf charter boat with nine years of experience operating in Maldives. Most importantly, the members of Blue Star Maldives Surf and Yoga Retreat are surfers too, so they understand the importance of balancing the body with surf specific training out of the water. Many people go home after their surf holiday with repetitive stress injuries and strains from the huge volume of time that surfers spend paddling in the water. In response to this, a specialized program has been created for you to improve your core strength, flexibility, and joint mobility in the areas where surfers need it most.
All ages are welcome as participants.
The accommodation for this retreat is in shared double rooms with females and males roomed separately. Each room in the boat has its own shower and toilet. The bedding will either be in bunks for singles or double beds for couples, but the availability of the double rooms is limited.
The surfer's retreat is held from May to October in and around the atolls of North Male, Maldives. You will surf the world class breaks of the Maldives including: sultans, jails, honkey's, cokes, and chickens. You will surf in a few secret spots too.
This will be the daily itinerary:
Take a plane to the Male Airport (MLE). Transfers can to the boat can be arranged at an additional cost. Prices vary on the number of people being transferred.
Please be advised that you must be at least an intermediate surfer to competently surf in Maldives. All surf breaks in Maldives break over coral reef. We do not offer beginner lessons. There are no waves that break over sand here. You must be able to consistently pop up and ride down the line on the green face of a wave, be able to generate speed on the face and be able to negotiate white water without letting go of your board by either duck-diving or turtle rolling (if you longboard). You must also be able to paddle strongly to deal with the currents that are very common in Maldives. Anyone booking this surfer's retreat who is a beginner must understand that depending on the conditions there may not be a suitable place for them to surf. People who cannot surf are welcome to come on board but they need to be aware that the program is designed entirely around surfing.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Blue Star Maldives Surf and Yoga Retreat, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
Surfers can go snorkelling anytime during the day. There are incredible coral and marine life at all of the locations where you will be able to surf. Depending on the location, you can also visit the nearby virgin islands and the local islands to explore. Fishing trips are also optional.
We have a rotating schedule of Yoga Instructors in residence on the boat each month who teach our classes. They are all qualified and have extensive experience teaching yoga, specifically yoga for surfers.
Demelza Clay is the on-board operations manager and surf guide. She is also a pilates instructor and physical trainer. Hailing from Australia, Demelza has a Bachelor of Human Movement Science degree, majoring in coaching, biomechanics, and nutrition. With fifteen years of experience training surfers and skiers, she brings to the boat a wealth of knowledge in how to rehabilitate, nourish, and strengthen the body, so you can minimize overuse injuries and surf to your highest potential.
The menu is a combination of healthy local and foreign dishes designed to feed hungry surfers. Unlike other tropical countries, most of the food in Maldives is flown in from overseas due to the limited farming that takes place there. Despite this, you will be provided a balanced menu of fresh fish dishes, salads, asian curries, chicken, vegetables, some popular western dishes, home-baked snacks. Food allergies will be catered such as dairy, gluten, and specific food allergies. However, due to the limited kitchen space, it cannot be guaranteed that cross contamination will be prevented.
Occasionally, there is a massage therapist on-board, however, this is not guaranteed. Although depending on the location, it is possible to take you to an island resort to have a spa treatment or a massage, but this is also not guaranteed.
"That was an excellent 2 weeks on your SurfSafari! Thanks to the captain Andres, supercoach Demelza and all crew (Rohman, Nur, Alami and etc).See you guys!"
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"The surf is always great!!! I'm not. :) And if I can get a spot in the next 10 days? I'll live long enough to write my next review! My gills are drying up. And I hate COLD. When one of you guys see my raving review , contact me. Winston chased me outa Fiji . My head says I'm not done! "
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