This 11-cabin, three-deck catamaran takes you island-hopping in inimitable Four Seasons style. Limited to 22 passengers, this private cruise experience goes far beyond the normal beach escape. With ample on-board activities the Four Seasons Explorer offers an unforgettable vacation for surfers looking for the most exclusive and high end surf charter possible.
2011 Travel Pack Now Available!
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Brad Gerlach Surf Academy: Kandui Resort, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
Dates: October 18, 2011 - October 29, 2011
Expert: Brad Gerlach (Surf Guide)
Description: Brad Gerlach offers his first ever surf academy featuring coaching, photo and video analysis, and good times in the intimate resort setting at Kandui. Click here for more information.
Surf with Tropicsurf in the Maldives onboard the Four Seasons Explorer!
Dates: June 6, 2011 - July 21, 2011
Expert: Ross Phillips (Surf Instructor at Tropicsurf)
Description: Cruise the picturesque atolls of the Maldives in complete seclusion on the best charter boat in the Maldives and learn to surf with a team of qualified experts! Click here for more information.
Star Koat Mentawai Islands Yacht Charter - New to Antidote Travel!
Dates: 2011 trips now available!
Description: Travel back in time through the fabled Mentawai Islands with one of the best teams out there! This is the best surf experience on the planet! Click here for more information.
Dates: Available by Request
Description: Tavarua Resort is located on its own heart-shaped island, a quiet sanctuary hidden among the Fijian island chain. The island can accommodate an average of 36 guests each week and is typically reserved for whole group bookings. Antidote Travel has created this special "Events" section to help connect people interested in going to Tavarua with groups when there is a chance of availability. We look forward to greeting you with a friendly "Bula! Welcome to Tavarua!" Click here for more information.
Surf Sumba with Tropicsurf at the world famous Nihiwatu Resort!
Dates:October 20 - 27, 2011
Expert: Ross Phillips (Surf Instructor at Tropicsurf)
Description: Nihiwatu is a unique location.You've probably never been anywhere quite like it. The location is beautiful, remote and showcases a fascinating local culture. Sitting at the spectacular, hill-side bar and restaurant watching perfect waves peel off un-ridden is a sight to behold. Nihiwatu is a special place. There's just something about it. Click here for more information.
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Anthony is one of the founders of Kandui Resort in the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia and managed all of the Indies Trader surf charter bookings exclusively for Captain Martin Daly for 6 years. Anthony created Antidote Travel to establish a surf travel hub offering unique surf trips and special events all over the world for people looking to maximize their valuable vacation time. He oversees all of the day to day operations, marketing, and web development for Antidote Travel.
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Justin Cote has been surfing and traveling for well over 20 years. A veteran of countless “surgical strike” surf missions, Cote knows where you want to be when the swell hits. As Online Editor for TransWorld SURF Magazine, Cote has a vault of experience when it comes to planning and executing your ultimate surf adventure.
Jeff Samuelson specializes in airline tickets for surfers all over the world. Based in his office in San Clemente, California, Jeff has teamed up with Antidote Travel to help coordinate all of our flight arrangements for all of our destinations and events! Even if you are not planning a trip with Antidote Travel we highly recommend using Jeff Samuelson for all of your travel needs!
Brad is one of the most influential and well known surfers in the world today. He is known for charging some of the biggest waves in the world but he still rips harder than anyone in everyday conditions. He is involved in many facets of the surf industry and his credentials speak for themselves! Brad is in charge of our surf guide program and is even involved in a few guided trips where you can see his passion for surfing first-hand!
Sonny is a legendary filmmaker best known for his iconic masterpiece "Searching for Tom Curren." He has traveled to every corner of the globe documenting his adventures and in the process creating some of the most beloved and respected surf films ever made. Sonny helps manage our team of filmmakers and is available on a limited number of trips as well!
At some locations we can split groups utilizing small waves / big waves on either side of a channel. This caters to differing abilities and further minimizes numbers in the water.
You don’t have to be good to enjoy – this is an exciting but safe trip that can be enjoyed by most abilities. Entry level surfers should be able to angle green waves in order to enjoy the long, easy rides in fun-sized waves.
Experienced surfers in peak swell season (June to September) could reasonably expect a double or triple overhead swell offering world-class surf.
Most guests tend towards intermediate ability – competent but not keen on dicing with death. They find nirvana because typical trips enjoy chest-high to overhead waves suiting those who just want to relax and have fun with nobody out.
Additionally your wave riding can become more fruitful through our style or technique advice. We've been professionally coaching since '91 and have helped total novices through to world champions achieve their dreams. Our skill progressions are sophisticated and you can learn and improve as much as you want to. Many guests actually ride the best wave of their life with TS and open new world's of opportunity.
It's this coaching background that also allows us to accurately match break with ability, facilitate safety and allow all abilities to succeed. This is a crucial point of difference in favour of the Tropicsurf experience.
We've also paid attention to the un-thinkable ... no surf, by planning a range of stimulating alternatives to keep you active and broaden your experience base. These can be enjoyed at any time.
We've considered everything to offer a range of outstanding boat and land-based holidays that can be tailored to ensure your holiday with us is the best.
In order to advise on the best holiday to match your needs, it's helpful for us to know a little about:-
- Your surfing ability?
- The board types you ride?
- The type and size of surf you prefer?
- Flexibilty with dates (months you can / cannot travel)?
- Numbers in your party?
- 4 star or 5 star preferred?
We offer a varied range in trips but pride ourselves on matching surf conditions with guests. Answers to these questions above will help us to point you towards your ultimate holiday!
Tropicsurf caters to your ability. We use a trip grading system to highlight the tour date that best suits your comfort zone. This allows us to group like-minded surfers making consensus on break selection easy. Simply choose the tour (small, medium or open) that matches your skill and you’ll travel with surfers of similar ability and enjoy the experience so much more.