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An amazingly and life changing experience! Beau is a world class surf coach, knows the breaks, currents and tides and got us to the best spots every time. After surf video analysis progressed my surfing exponentially. Highly recommended!
We had such a fun trip with great people from all corners of the world enjoying Beau's coaching and Clare's incredible marine knowledge. This wonderful couple are perfect hosts. Everything done without fuss and in ways that were sympathetic to the pristine environment around us. If you like SUP surfing and snorkelling and want to learn from the best, you have come to the right place.
Beau and Clare need to be commended for their organizational skills, knowledge, experience and going beyond and above for the customer at all times to make sure we had a fantastic experience. I felt very supported when going out of my comfort zone and pushing my SUP Surfing boundaries - Beau was always there to take care of us and encouraging our progress. I really enjoyed the extensive knowledge that Clare had for the marine environment in the Maldives and time spent in the water with her snorkeling. On top of that both Beau and Clare are great people to be around!
Travel with a Paddle facilitated an unreal trip for us to the Maldives. The team are always incredibly professional and courteous, we couldn't have been more stoked. Thanks again!
Great experience. Clare and Beau are lovely and really know what they’re doing in regards to snorkeling and surfing. Had a blast!
Clare took us on a number of snorkelling expeditions and worked at a very professional level, conducting a detailed briefing before each dive. Her knowledge of the reefs and the marine life was impressive and she had a very keen eye for anything hiding/camouflaged and was quick to point it out for anyone interested. Even though she was keeping a keen eye on what was in the water and sharing her knowledge you could see that the safety of everyone she was guiding was at the forefront of her mind, constantly checking the position of everyone and explaining the currents and locations we needed to head towards to keep out of trouble.
Aside from being amongst guests that share a similar passion for SUPing, and learning from one of the very best SUP surfers on the planet, our hosts Beau and Clare were absolutely exemplary in every way. Patient, friendly, accommodating and just great fun to be with! Be in no doubt that your SUP surfing ability will improve tremendously through Beau's careful coaching. And you'll learn the names of every reef creature imaginable on Clare's snorkelling adventures. How can a trip get better than this!!
Travel With A Paddle made our trip to the Maldives everything we expected and more. They made the entire process smooth and easy from start to finish. Beau was very knowledgeable on all the breaks around and informed us of our options each day. Once arriving at the break he would give a detailed briefing on the do’s and do nots. He was always on the lookout for everyone in his crew and was quick to assist anyone that placed themselves in a sticky situation. If you are looking at booking a surf charter to the Maldives this is the one you want.
The Maldives liveaboard trip with Beau and Clare was superb. Been lucky enough to enjoy some amazing trips in my life, but this was unbeatable and world-class. Great waves, tuition, video coaching, educational snorkelling with mantas and an array of marine life and a fabulous and adaptable schedule. Their attention to detail and dealing with any questions and anticipating needs was first-class. Their combined knowledge its unparalleled in terms of offering a combination of world-class SUP surf training and marine biology / conservation education. Joined a great small group and had lots of fun and Beau and Clare were the perfect hosts. Cannot recommend using Travel with a Paddle enough. Will defo be back for more! Huge thanks!
I've just come back from a weekends SUP clinic and I can't praise Beau and his team highly enough. Saturday saw us surfing at a local break, followed by a post session analysis and Sunday had been planned to be an epic downwinder. Beau went above and beyond to make sure this would run smoothly. Unfortunately the forecast didn't pan out as expected, but that was no problem. Plan b was put in place and we had an amazing day. I can only imagine the effort that was put in behind the scenes to rearrange everything as transport was reorganised for us and we were picked up/dropped off from a completely different location as if by magic. Again. Thank you. Such a memorable weekend.
Beau from Travel with a Paddle, put together an outstanding trip, and managed to consistantly put us on epic waves. Made sure entire crew was sorted with right and left breaks and covered the surfers and SUPs extremely well. Shot for a Great trip
Beau's humble gentle nature was very refreshing. His deep knowledge of the sea, tides, winds and swell was key and he made sure the boat was in the right place at the right time. I will always make sure Beau is on my boat.
10 days spent surfing in the central atolls of the Maldives! uncrowded waves in the most remote areas! added to this, was Travel with a Paddle amazing service and hospitality! Who could have asked for more! Just an amazing trip and A great way to spend 10 days with your mates!
Boys trip to the Central Atolls. Wow what a magnificent place. So remote and exclusive, we had some really great surf at chambers and BEAU was such a star so helpful and always ready with a plan of action what an absolute gentleman he is. Thanks Beau for making our trip so special.
This was by far the best surf trip I've ever been on. Beau was incredible and gave us such awesome insight and tips. He is such a gentlemen and has amazing knowledge of the sea, tides and weather conditions. The service we received was fantastic and extremely friendly and welcoming. What a world class trip... I cant wait for the next one...
One of the best holidays I've had. The surfing was incredible and I came back so much improved. Beau is the best surfer I've ever seen, and importantly a great coach, while Clare is a marine biologist taking us on many great snorkelling sessions. Their commitment to a great experience for all the guests was amazing. I am already planning our next trip with them. Thanks so much to you both.
I would highly recommend a clinic to anyone looking to improve their technique or learn new skills in the various categories of paddle boarding. Great company, great tuition, a good time.
My first ever surf lesson was with Beau in Costa Rica. He had me standing up and riding small waves within the first hour!! His patience and clear instructions were perfect for a beginner like myself. I have since surfed with Beau in Wales and the Maldives and without his help I wouldn’t be the keen surfer I am today.
Beau is an incredibly talented, kind and above all patient teacher. I’ve been lucky enough to surf with him twice, first at Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica, then in Gili Lankanfushi in The Maldives. I’m a novice surfer so it was great to be taken to a break which suited my ability – as well as my ambition – and where I could really get my confidence. Beau’s instruction was absolutely invaluable and I can’t wait for next time.
Great genuine person runs the business. He will ensure your experience will be one to remember.
Beau managed everything right down to the finest detail even ensuring our boards were unpacked, checked for dings and repaired prior to our first surf! Absolutely no complaints, we had a great tour on a fantastic boat with an amazing crew. Will definitely be back.
I would highly recommend Travel With A Paddle to anyone. The trip was a dream. Having someone with local knowledge and knowing that guide was an accomplished surfer/paddle boarder increased the odds of getting great waves.
From the first stages of planning to when we landed in the Maldives, everything had been thought of and arranged perfectly. We didn’t have to worry about a thing! I had an amazing trip with the most amazing host! I will not go on another surf trip without using Travel With A Paddle’s services. I highly recommend and cannot wait of for my next trip.
The combination of Clare Baranowski and Beau Nixon is unparalleled when it comes to the water. Beau's without doubt one of the most impressive, genuinely kind, teachers you could ask for and will have you performing at a level you didn't think possible. That, coupled with Clare Baranowski's incredible knowledge of marine life makes every trip with them an amazing experience. I cant wait to get back in the water with them!