Nov 24, 2009

Welcome to Kuda Ayya

Welcome to Kuda Ayya, the new Maldivesurf surfguide ! Now, a majority of the 30-40 surfguides in the Maldives are foreigners since there is probably less than 10 maldivian surfguides working whether on boats or resorts.

Since the beginning Maldivesurf guides have been hiring Maldivians ( Nahu, Fayani, Rifu) and here is Ali Khushruwan, much better known as Kuda Ayya, who will be starting in March,2010. Kuda Ayya, 23 years of age, has been surfing since he was 12, is undoubtedly Maldivian bodyboarder N°1. He got 1st place in several competitions including the national bodyboarding competition (varunulaa challenge)over last 2 years. Ayya is the only the bodyboader who gets sponsorship in surfing garments and products such as Hot Buttered, Reef ,Ocean & earth, Kutalines, Smith Opticals and FCS accessories.

He has studied up to grade 8 from Majeedhiyya School then has worked for the last 5 years in Malé main surfshop : Sea & Sports. He’s now pushing a new crew of bodyboarders in Malé to surf in town. And he might light the fire of some kids in the central atolls as well !

Nov 17, 2009

New Guesthouse in Cokes

The first surf camp now open in the Maldives, exclusive to The Perfect Wave Travel Co, Cola’s guest house is in the village of Thulusdhoo in North Male Atoll where the mighty COKES point offers the best right hand point break in the Maldives. Across the channel within easy view of the hotel, an equally good left, Chickens works its magic.

The camp is owned and operated by Aussie Brian James who has ten years experience working in the Maldives surf. With his Japanese partner Chiharu Kanno, they offer their surfing guests a wealth of local knowledge and a warm and friendly stay at a truly unique hotel/surf camp.

With an unsurpassed view of the surf at Cokes and Chickens, Colas has two large informal areas to relax in. The top floor has a common area and is equipped with home theatre system, library, and games for the tired surfer to enjoy. The ground floor and reception area offers a juice bar and cafe with more room to refine the art of chilling out before or after a hard session in the surf


8 double or twin share rooms with AC, mini fridge, ceiling fans, hot water ensuites and closet. All rooms open to communal areas for relaxation. Also all linen and room towels are provided

  • Colas offers all meals from a well appointed kitchen.
  • Foods are a combination of Australian
    and Japanese style with a little local Maldivian cuisine to balance things out.
  • Colas Juice Bar offers smoothies and fresh fruit
  • Shiatsu massage is available by appointment.
  • Extra charge : US$40 one hour; US$20 half hour
  • Babysitting is available by appointment.
  • Extra charge : US$10
    one hour
  • Home theatre in the communal area on the upper level
  • Chess, backgammon, cards, various games and a library on the upper level.
  • Wireless internet facility available 24 hours a day
  • Mobile phone access at all times
  • Local supermarket, Big Shop for any extra needs


Due to the local religion, the consumption of alcohol

is forbidden in all Maldives villages

therefore is not available at Colas.

Photography - Surf photo and video service

by experienced photographer by appointment.

Extra charge : US$25 per hour per individual surfer