Adam Cornick’s Maldivian Shootout Boat Trip

by on Wednesday 22nd May, 2013   29287 Visits   Comments

MUCH like the X-Factor, life after winning a competition on MSW can go steadily downhill. Those long days of sending emails to all your mates to big-up the photos, finding the judges home addresses on social media, basking the spotlight, your nose full of the scent of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd as you open your web browser. It all fades away like the final wisps of a hurricane in the jetstream.

Fortunately for Adam Cornick, winner of our 2012 Hurricane Leslie Shootout he had a trip to the Maldives to keep him warm through the long Nova Scotian winter; courtesy of MSW and those gents at the The Perfect Wave who flew him from one of the coldest surfing destinations on our corduroy canvas to perhaps the warmest and dreamiest. 

It’s a shame it was raining when he landed… 

“The Maldives, for those who don’t already know, sits in the Indian Ocean South of India. It can be a bit of mission to get to, especially from North America. My trip involved a 12 hour layover in London, then on to Sri Lanka to catch the final connecting flight to the Maldivian capitol, Male. We had to sit on the runway in Sri Lanka for over an hour to allow a fairly impressive thunder storm to pass but then the fun started.”

Adam Cornick

Want to win a trip for 2 to paradise? Share photos & tips about your summer hotspot tag with #GONESURFING

Average rating of 5 from 3 votes

29287 Visits -

Video Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

My intention is to give a digital voice to the obvious and resonating protest in Mentawai.

Feature Jack Coleman’s Groovy World

Jack Coleman’s Groovy World

Jack inhabits a world where a compact format from a long gone analogue age rules supreme.

Video State Rd. with Damien Hobgood

State Rd. with Damien Hobgood

A tight little edit of California road tripping. Good news for us surf fans.

Feature Michel Bourez Wins at Margaret River, This Much We Know

Michel Bourez Wins at Margaret River, This Much We Know

The world title race has never been so open.

Feature Conor Maguire Wins the Winter Session

Conor Maguire Wins the Winter Session

Conor Maguire is The Winter Session champ, as voted for by the panel of 36 shortlisted surfers.

Feature Alone in The Maldivian Southern Atolls

Alone in The Maldivian Southern Atolls

The middle of nowhere is sometimes the best place to be.