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Day 2 from the last Maldives trip with Bob, hosted by the Perfect Wave.

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Day 5 – time for a sherbet.

Fancy a surf-cruise through the Maldives with Bob McTavish?

25 January 18

From the Perfect Wave: This May! We all dream of surfing perfection in the tropics. The reality is we rarely get the chance to organise our mates let alone getting the opportunity to go with an absolute legend or icon of our sport/lifestyle. Come join Bob McTavish to surf and talk story with a legendary pioneering surfer, shaper and journeyman. 

Bob McTavish is a household name. The original storyteller, shortboard revolution pioneer, shaper, stylist, comedian. Bob will share a lifetime of experience on your voyage. Bob shows no signs of slowing down, and will take you surfing daily.

It will sell out as there are only 5 x spots aboard left.


* 9 - 17 May 2018

 * Luxury surf charter boat

 * Surf with Bob McTavish

 * Music with Murray Paterson from The Dark Horses, Headland Music.

 * Air conditioned cabins

 * Night travel to maximise surf time

 * 16m Dhoni (tender)

 * 5m Dinghy (tender)

 * Photo & video package by Andy Potts

  * Expert surf guides

 * TPW service guarantee 

 * TPW Surf Experience Manager

Sometimes in life certain opportunities present themselves that can not only change your life but, more importantly change the way you view it. One man we know that has the power to remind us all of the way every surfer should view life is Bob McTavish. A man that has lived more than a few lifetimes worth of amazing experiences and knows a thing or two about the history of surfing and board technology. Credited with the first shortboard ever made, as well as discovering many iconic surf spots, Bob is truly a surfing pioneer.

Well, here is an opportunity to hang out with Bob in the beautiful Maldives. Not only will you bask on the spacious MV Naera surf charter, surfing some of the most perfect waves in the Maldives, but you’ll be able to surf, hang out and talk story a legendary pioneer of our sport/lifestyle. Talk short board revolution, travel, industry, the 60s, 70s ... you name it, Bob has a tale.

Oh yeah and by the way Bob still rips and is pretty much a frothing grommet that will be pushing you to paddle out for another surf with him. 

Bob is pleased to announce that his surfing/musician friend Murray Patterson from The Dark Horses and Headland Music is going to be playing some impromptu sets of an evening as extra entertainment during the week. Also professional photographer and videographer Andy Potts is going to be aboard shooting clips and photos. Andy will negotiate price packages individually with clients aboard.

Limited Availability - max 12 surfer spots.


- Author Ben Horvath / The Perfect Wave 


“I've been surfing for just over 60 years, non stop. Surfed Hawaii and Cali heaps in da sixties. Tahiti, Japan, NZ, Taiwan, Philippines, Spain, France, England, Tassie, Lord Howe, most of Australian coast after that. NEVER have I seen waves as good as my last Perfect Wave trip to the Maldives!

Yep, ruler edge perfection, 4 guys from our boat only ones out, at a place we dubbed "Rita's" after a beginner on our boat. The famous Maldivian water was so clear that as each set approached, the coral scrolled up the face as clear hi-def. The wave had already peeled 200 meters down the point, but this end section was so friendly, so welcoming. Drop in, top turn for speed, accelerate down the reef as maximum speed, and the bowl threw out a perfect thin lip you should reach out and trail your fingers in it. The coral below was perfect, if a touch scary.

But then you were spat out into a sand bottom channel in kerosene colored water. Hair dry. Paddle back up the point. Plunge in to cool off a bit, as the next set came wheeling down the point. 

This coming trip in May our whip-smart guide Brian is actually picking us up in Mali Airport, loading us on a small plane, and flying us all the way down to the southern Attolls where we join the Naera, our trusty motoring palace for eight days, cruising back thru the South, the Central, and back to the Northern Attols. New spots! Reliable old ones! And Brian's secret last surf before we fly out! This may be my last trip with The Perfect Wave as I’m starting to feel the pain surfing 7 or 8 days in a row, so grab one of those last spots, its going to be a blast!

Plus onboard endless laughs and fun, heaps of great Sri Lankan and eastern grub. Cold Euro beer on tap, best non-threatening surf trip on the planet!! A few spots left... act fast.”

  - Bob McTavish.


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