Hey! What up y’all!
Sorry I’ve been away for so long but I’ve been Hella livin’ life!! Took me a little drip over to the Maldives.
For those of you who don’t know where it is and may guess that it is part of the Polynesian tribe located in the Pacific ocean, you’d be wrong. But don’t feel bad, I thought the very same thing until I googled it before my trip and learned that it is actually located in the Indian ocean not too far from Sri Lanka. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth hands down and I can say, now that I have the experience, the best surf I’ve ever come across.
I lived on a boat with some other surfers where we lived like nomads bound to the sea, island hoping and looking out for the best waves.
The people I met on this trip were some of the nicest people ever and I had the best time of my life searching for killer waves and riding them with the crew.
We came across so many cool things like :
- These sand banks that were so large they could be mistaken for small islands but there was nothing on them but sand.
- Also, one day we were about to take a swim and I kid you not, within 5 minutes the weather changed dramatically and a storm blew in. One minute the sky was blue, the sun was shining and the day was warm, and in the next breath, it was dark, windy and cold. But wait, here’s the kicker, not a good 15 minutes had passed and the storm had blown away just as quickly as it had blown in. So, we jumped off the boat and swam to a nearby island.
- Another day, we had seen the most vibrant rainbow ever. It was unbelievable. Would not have believed it if I had not witnessed it myself. The colors were so strong and clear as if painted in the sky.
- We also saw a few dolphins escorting our boat from time to time. These are truly magnificent animals.
And for those of you wondering if we came across any sharks. The answer is NO. Where we were was extremely safe and full of reef and sharks tend to not venture into reef territory. Kinda like when I was in Australia I guess, snorkeling in the BGR (the Great Barrier Reef). We were safe in the reef area, but venturing past the safe zone into the open waters was a risk no one was willing to take.
Never in my life have I had so much fun ”riffing” off of others vibes, catching waves and doing what I love. This is definitely a trip to remember. I definitely have to travel to different places to determine which place is truly the best: Hawaii, the French Polynesian islands, Cali., etc… But one thing I know for sure, if not only for the surf, the scenic beauty of this place alone will forever call me back. I must come back. I will come back.
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Oh! And please share where you’ve had your best surf. I’ll add it to my list and when I finally make the trip, I’ll let you all know how it goes.
Peace out! Till the next Blog.