Picture contest I Surfatoll Maldives Surf journey



And the winner of the 2018 Picture contest is…

As a reminder, Surfatoll organized a photograph contest that might reward the winner with a model new Firewire board designed by Rob Machado. The competition ended on the finish of September 2018, the winner’s picture obtained 221 Likes on FB (click here to see all submitted pictures) on that date. See the profitable image above as header image!


What’s your title and the place do you reside?
My title is Nuno Dara, I’m Portuguese and dwell in Vila Nova de Gaia close to Porto.

Why did you select the Maldives as a browsing vacation spot?
My residence break is Salgueiral seashore and a few seashores south of Porto.

We now have good and constant waves within the winter (Atlantic Ocean) however the water is chilly…
that was one of many causes that my household and I (spouse and an 11 12 months previous son) selected
the Maldives and the island of Thulusdhoo for our summer season trip in 2017.

How was life on the island?
The life on the island consisted of getting up at daybreak when it was nonetheless darkish to examine the surf circumstances. Breakfast made with pancakes and superb tropical juices, take a number of footage earlier than going into the water (amongst which I selected the one I  submitted to the Surfatoll picture contest) and surf till lunch. Then a nap and browsing once more till dusk. Swimming with turtles, some snorkeling, watching some stingrays and dolphins was a part of the equation too and was unforgettable. We additionally met some very good folks from everywhere in the world.

Which waves did you surf?
I used to be fortunate sufficient to surf Cokes, Chickens and Jail: world class waves that definitely compete with greatest breaks on this planet.

Inform us concerning the board you gained?
I selected the Creeper board by Rob Machado in 6’00. It’s a 70’s impressed board coupled with a curvy fuller define within the tail to permit fast route modifications. I look foraward to testing it within the Maldives!

I’m very completely satisfied to win the competition and want to ship a giant thank to everybody that vote for me and likewise to Surfatoll for the superb prize.
See you guys within the water 🤘🤘