Video & Gallery: Who said the Maldives doesn’t get hollow?

16 May 2018 1 Share

COASTALWATCH | TRAVEL

Early season in the Maldives has delivered plenty bowls

Words by Ben Horvath.
Photos and clip by Margarita Salyak.

Ex South African pro Sean Holmes had a remarkably memorable trip down to the Southern Atolls in late March/early April with The Perfect Wave aboard The Cobia.

Sean says: "In my view the Maldives is a “bucket list” destination in terms of the overall experience. The quality and variety of waves, pristine diving, excellent fishing, kiting, SUPing, foiling and postcard scenery, it has it all.

"For travelling Europeans and South Africans, the close proximity adds to the convenience of the journey.

"For my Aussie friends it is easier than hitting the Ments.

We scored a bunch of quality reef set ups uncrowded and took turns getting slotted."

You can see the clip of the waves Sean and his buddies scored over here.

Throughout April TPW photographer Margarita Salyak hung out down south aboard The Perfect Wave boat The Naera.

Margarita says, "The conditions were absolutely incredible for most of the month. Super glassy and pretty consistent four foot to six foot on a bunch of days. The line-ups were mostly empty, so our guests could enjoy it all for themselves most of the time. Our surf guide and absolute legend Marty would always make everyone super stoked, no one was disappointed, let's put it that way."

We will let the photos and the clip tell the rest of the story.

Day 11 – Sean Holmes neatly slotted. Photo: Andy Potts/TPW.

Day 11 – Sean Holmes neatly slotted. Photo: Andy Potts/TPW.

Atolls down south looking pristine at sunset. Photo: Margarita/TPW

Atolls down south looking pristine at sunset. Photo: Margarita/TPW

Perfect April glass. Photo: Margarita/TPW

Perfect April glass. Photo: Margarita/TPW

Picture yourself in this empty pocket. Photo: Margarita/TPW

Picture yourself in this empty pocket. Photo: Margarita/TPW

Absolute glassy perfection. April 18 down south in the Maldives. Photo: Margarita/TPW

Absolute glassy perfection. April 18 down south in the Maldives. Photo: Margarita/TPW

This story was presented in partnership with The Perfect Wave

Tags: (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From Travel
Gallery and Report: Mentawai Islands April 2019

Gallery and Report: Mentawai Islands April 2019

The Indo swell charts have been lighting up.

2 20 May 2019
What Are the Mentawai Islands Like In Feb? A Fun Little Playground

What Are the Mentawai Islands Like In Feb? A Fun Little Playground

Video: Mentawai Islands, February 2019

8 17 Mar 2019
Recent

While We Wait For Waves In Bali Lets Watch This Awesome Clip From Dbah

Slater, Mortensen, Smith, Ibelli, Nichols, Callinan, Coffin, Crews, Daru, Freestone, Wright, Vasicek

23 May 2019
The Youngest Rip Curl GromSearch Winner Ever Crowned In Costa Rica

The Youngest Rip Curl GromSearch Winner Ever Crowned In Costa Rica

20 May 2019
VIP Passes to Margaret River Pro Announced

VIP Passes to Margaret River Pro Announced

17 May 2019
LIVE WEB CAST: Red Bull Cape Fear - Shipstern Bluff

LIVE WEB CAST: Red Bull Cape Fear - Shipstern Bluff

13 May 2019
Green Light: Red Bull Cape Fear Will Run on Monday at Shipstern Bluff

Green Light: Red Bull Cape Fear Will Run on Monday at Shipstern Bluff

3 9 May 2019
Latest News

While We Wait For Waves In Bali Lets Watch This Awesome Clip From Dbah

Slater, Mortensen, Smith, Ibelli, Nichols, Callinan, Coffin, Crews, Daru, Freestone, Wright, Vasicek

VIP Passes to Margaret River Pro Announced

Joe Blow at the Pro is back!

Popular This Week

Soli Bailey Emerges From A Virtually Unmakeable Barrel On The North Coast Of NSW

Sometimes when you scratch into one late you get rewarded like Sol does here.

Is Slater Back to His Slater Best?! Julian Wilson Has an Excellent New Web Series, and Mason Ho Fights Rocks

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things From Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was May 24, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 24 - 26 May 2019

There's a mixed bag of good and bad around the country this weekend.

Alex Gray Cops A Massive Cloudbreak Flogging

When it's this big in Fiji you really want to make these ones

While We Wait For Waves In Bali Lets Watch This Awesome Clip From Dbah

Slater, Mortensen, Smith, Ibelli, Nichols, Callinan, Coffin, Crews, Daru, Freestone, Wright, Vasicek

Go to Top