Silver Linings | Episode 11

Silver Linings | Episode 11

For Jordy Smith, 2022 brought new levels of growth and an even deeper love for surfing. Balancing family, his career, and staying true to himself is at the forefront of his life and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. Catch up with Jordy and keep your eye on him as we settle into 2023 because there’s plenty more where this came from.

In his own words below.

There’s no such thing as an off season when the tour ends, the focus just shifts to hunting tubes. After a bad year on tour I needed to get some good waves to get my froth back. We put some miles on the cab and hit the coast with my friends and family. In the finals episode of Silver Linings we lose the rash guard and find some rare gems on the South African coast.  

Merry Kaliyuga

Merry Kaliyuga

Merry Kaliyuga is a surf film, inspired by the hinduist story of the Kali Yuga, in which Kalkin (an incarnation of the god Vishnu) appears to end a period of sin and darkness to usher in a new age.
The aim of this film was to use surfing as a medium to explore the striking duality between modernism and tradition in Morocco.

A film by Horace Martins @elzebib

Starring Selim Barkat and Omar Amzil

Executive Producer // Yassine Boufanzi

Sound composition and design // Antoine Busson

Abstract Art // Morgan Beringer

Animation // Evi Sno

Cleaning // Julien Mercier

Music Credits

Rafael Anton Irisarri – Vanishing Points
Torus – Omnia
Windhand – Libusen
Grouper – Alien Observer
Sylford Walker – Burn Babylon

Single Sessions Vol 2

Single Sessions Vol 2

Volume II of the Single Sessions edit from early January. Filmed in a single sessions when several of the UK’s best raided and plundered some of what January had to offer.

Music – ‘Origami’ by Lonov courtesy of Epidemic Sound

Filmed & edited by Adam Norris of Offshores Photo. 

Maldives Surf Charter

Maldives Surf Charter

Is there anything better than a surf charter in the Maldives with your mates?

Surf, snorkel and island hop your way around the atolls onboard Island Hop Maldives newly refit 90’ Handhu. For a fraction of the cost of a surf resort package, there is no better way to see and experience the real Maldives than onboard a boat.

Island Hop Maldives is the latest venture by Shaun Levings; one of the pioneers of Maldives surf tourism: 

“Our crew have vast surf charter experience and will go that extra mile to ensure you wake up at the best surf spots to suit your group needs.”

Read on for full information on this surf trip to paradise …

The Boat
The 90’ Handhu motor cruiser has been refit inside and out and caters for groups of up to 12 guests in absolute comfort with 6 private cabins, spacious relaxation areas and massive deck space. Brand new 450hp engine fit in 2022 with cruising speed of 10 knots.

Surf Spots
You can choose to surf the Male’ atolls which offer a dozen breaks within 3 hours of the international airport or venture future to the Central Atolls to experience remote reef breaks in 4 different atolls with a variety of lefts and rights from long peelers to mechanical barrels.

The Maldives surf is highly regarded as the most user friendly on the planet with something for everyone. Deep water takeoffs at most places without the fear of scraping yourself off dry reef. Expect biggest swells during May-Aug period, mid range swells in April & Sept and smaller swells in Feb, Mar, Oct and Nov.

Accommodation and Food
Enjoy a vast selection of dishes catering to all tastes and dietary requirements. The onboard chef ‘Gopal’ has a knack for sourcing the freshest produce available and will even offer a cooking class during the trip. If you catch a big fish then Gopal will be down on the aft deck in no time and fresh sashimi will be served soon after.
Being a bespoke custom trip, expect your favourite drinks (beer, wine, spirits, non-alcoholic etc.), to be stocked in advance, to suit your group needs. Plus nightly dinner parties with your favourite people.

Who this is best suited for?
In the prime time season from Apr-Sep, it is advised that you should be a high intermediate or above in your surfing capabilities due to the larger swells. Although some smaller protected options can be found if the swell size is too big for the group surf level.

For early and late season, Feb-Mar & Oct-Nov low level surfers will find some really fun conditions, ideal for longboarders and family trips.

Booking:
Flights to Male’ operate from most UK and EU capital cities using Emirates, Qatar and other airlines.

The Handhu can be chartered for any duration from 5 to 30 days depending on your needs and budget.

Operating as a private group charters only, with exclusive use of Handhu for groups of any size to maximum 12 guests in 6 x double/twin cabins.
Click here for prices, deals and to book your surf trip in paradise.

Banzai Baby

Banzai Baby

A playground to a very select few, the Banzai Pipeline can take you from hero, to zero in a split second. Not much beats backlit Pipe, hit the link for all the drone action from the North Shore.