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South Atolls Surf Charter - Male, Maldives. Maldives

INTRODUCTION

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The Hariyana One has 7 cabins and is able to sleep up to 14 people, but we limit our surf charters to max 12 surfers. All of the cabins come with their own ensuite bathrooms and individually controlled air conditioners. The boat features a large sun deck where you can chill out with beers and has two support vessels: 16m dhoni and a 5m dinghy.

 

There are many places around the globe that surfers would define as paradise and the Maldives is definitely at the top of the list. As a destination for surfing perfect waves over a crystal clear reef in a tropical setting it doesn’t get much better than this.

 

While breaks in the northern atolls have gained most of the attention thanks to several resorts and charter boats that offer easier access, the central and southern atolls are where new discoveries are being made. The best way to reach these more distant locales is by charter boat, and while it might take just a bit longer to get there, you and your mates will likely be the only people in the water !!

THE ACCOMMODATION

Surf Boat 

Southern Atolls 

 

The Hariyana One has 7 cabins and is able to sleep up to 14 people, but we limit our surf charters to max 12 surfers. All of the cabins come with their own ensuite bathrooms and individually controlled air conditioners. The boat features a large sun deck where you can chill out with beers and has two support vessels: 16m dhoni and a 5m dinghy.

 

The boat combines safety, comfort and technology with a Maldivian design. Your captain is highly experienced in sailing around the Atolls and will get you around the Atolls safely, while your experienced surf guide will take you to the best spots based on the given wind, swell and tide conditions.

 

There is a large dining area where you will be served local Maldivian food three times a day. There is also a fully stocked bar where you enjoy cool soft drinks, beer, cocktails and alcohol. Both individual and exclusive groups are welcome on board Hariyana One.

 

 

Capacity 

Surfers : 12 surfers max.

Crew : 5 people

 

Dhoni / Dingy 

Dingy : 6m (18ft) with 15 Hp outboard

Dhoni : 18m (55ft) x 5 m (16ft) with 4T engine (9 knots), surf rack

 

Specifications

Built year : 2004

Length : 26m (85ft)

Width : 8m (26ft)

Cruising speed : 8-9 knots

Engine : Engine Daewoo 360HP

Electricity : 110/220 V (two soundproof generators)

 

Cabins

7 cabins with air conditioning (6 down, 1 up) + fans

12 beds altogether

Large bathroom

 

Facilities on board 

Large lounge deck

Sundeck with sunbeds, shaded TV,DVD,CD

First aid kid and oxygen

Mobile, GPS, Radio set, echosounder

Waterplant

 

Internet Access

The best internet access now is a data SIM for a smartphone. You can then set your smartphone as a hotspot to service any tablet or computer. The data SIMs that the company offers for rental ($20 for the trip)have 1.6 GB available and if you want more data, you can recharge anywhere in Maldives. Groups can also use one SIM if they are low users and are willing to share. Please let us know in advance your phone type if you require a SIM card for your trip so that we can ensure it will be available.

THE ACTIVITIES

Surfing The Maldives

 

In general the Maldives rely on the same swell as Indonesia with the best and most consistent swells coming from April to October.  Swell size will likely peak from June to September when south swells from the southern Indian Ocean make their presence known on most of the exposed breaks. 

 

This is also the time of the southwest monsoon and many of the spots can see offshore conditions. The waves will normally range from 4-8 feet, with occasionally bigger days. 

 

February and March, considered the early part of the season will see fun surf and more stable weather but swells will vary, arriving in the small to medium size range. The same holds true for November when the season is coming to a close.

 

South Atolls

 

Huvadhoo and Addu Atolls (referred often as the Southern Atolls) are located in the most southern section of the Maldives, which surfers are continually reminded of when they arrive upon empty surf break after empty surf break. Although it may not be completely abandoned, fewer surf boats and surf charters operate in this area, causing even the most popular spots in this region to be less crowded than the Northern Atolls.

 

Of all the Maldives surf spots, the breaks in the Southern Atolls remain among the most secluded and idyllic, preserving the reality of a remote island paradise that comes complete with incredible waves.

 

Huvadhoo and Addu Atolls

 

Huvadhoo Atoll is best known for Beacons, Castaways, and Tiger Stripes, while Addu Atoll’s standout spots include Approach Lights, Madihera and Shangri-la. Beacons and Tiger Stripes are touted as two of the most powerful waves in the Maldives, barreling down fast and hard on to a fringed an eerily shallow reef—a common feature of southern surf spots.

 

Surf Boat Trip Inclusions

 

✔ Airport meet & greet by the ground services.

✔ Group return Male airport transfers. (Individual transfers at extra cost).

✔ One way domestic flight for trips starting or ending in Central Atolls.

✔ Welcome pack.

✔ Twin cabin accommodation.

✔ Three meals per day; tea & coffee and unlimited drinking water

✔ Western Surf Experience Manager

✔ Local expert surf guide – Martey is one of the most experienced surf guides in the Maldives

✔ Use of on-board equipment basic snorkeling & fishing gear. (Equipment is basic hand lines and mask / snorkel; if you are wanting quality gear please feel free to bring your own with you).

✔ 2 support vessels: 5m dinghy and 16m dhoni

✔ Maldivian US$6 per person/night Green Tax

 

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

THE MALDIVES

 

Sitting in the Indian Ocean the Maldives are a group of coral islands straddling the equator southwest of India and west of Sri Lanka. There are about 1,200 islands and roughly 200 of those are inhabited. These low lying islands, isolated reefs and sand spits make up part of a larger formation of 26 atolls that formed around the edges of sunken volcanic peaks.

 

The average size of the islands is only one to two kilometers in area and most are flat with white sandy beaches, crystal clear reefs and deep blue lagoons. They sit just 1.5 meters above sea level, and with the highest point being only 2.4 meters above sea level, the Maldives are considered the flattest country in the world.

 

There are many places around the globe that surfers would define as paradise and the Maldives is definitely at the top of the list. As a destination for surfing perfect waves over a crystal clear reef in a tropical setting it doesn’t get much better than this.

 

South Atolls

 

Huvadhoo and Addu Atolls (referred often as the Southern Atolls) are located in the most southern section of the Maldives, which surfers are continually reminded of when they arrive upon empty surf break after empty surf break. Of all the Maldives surf spots, the breaks in the Southern Atolls remain among the most secluded and idyllic, preserving the reality of a remote island paradise that comes complete with incredible waves.

 

Although these waves tend to be smaller than some of the more northerly atolls, the south-facing coastline really opens the breaks up to the southern swells that flood the area in the summertime. Since a clean southern swell is about all you could ask for at these breaks, the result is waves with a ton of power and heaps of opportunities to get shacked.

 

The waves you can find in Southern Atolls are the kind of waves you keep reliving days, weeks, and months after your Maldives surf trip has come to an end.

 

Climate

The Maldives have a warm year round tropical climate and is influenced by two monsoons courtesy of the Indian subcontinent to the north.  The temperatures range from 25°C (77°F) to 33°C (90°F) throughout the year and there is an abundance of sunshine in this tropical paradise. The water temperature remains at about 26°C (80°F) all year round.

Visa

Passports: To enter the Maldives, a passport valid for six months is required by all nationals. Tourist visas for 30 days are issued on arrival only, and are free of charge to all visitors in possession of valid travel documents.

 

Getting Here

FLAYING TO MALE

 

From Europe:

Direct flights form Frankfurt (Condor) and Paris (Air France)

 

From Asia:

Kuala-Lumpur (Air Asia), Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific), 

Bangalore, Dheli (Air India)

Bangkok (Maldivian)

Doha (Quatar Airways)

Singapore (Singapore Airlines and Silk Air)

 

Seasonal direct flights: 

Zurich (Edelweiss Air)

Frankfurt (Lufthansa)

London Heathrow (Srilankan Airlines)

 

Once you have landed in Male you will be picked up by your hosts and can simply relax and fall into surf adventure mode!

PRICES & PACKAGES

 

Surf Boat Trips

 

The charter boat trips run from April until November. There are trips of 7, 10, 11 and 12 days available. All the packages include:

 

✔ Airport meet & greet by the ground services.

✔ Group return Male airport transfers. (Individual transfers at extra cost).

✔ One way domestic flight for trips starting or ending in Central Atolls.

✔ Welcome pack.

✔ Twin cabin accommodation.

✔ Three meals per day; tea & coffee and unlimited drinking water

✔ Western Surf Experience Manager

✔ Local expert surf guide – Martey is one of the most experienced surf guides in the Maldives

✔ Use of on-board equipment basic snorkeling & fishing gear. (Equipment is basic hand lines and mask / snorkel; if you are wanting quality gear please feel free to bring your own with you).

✔ 2 support vessels: 5m dinghy and 16m dhoni

✔ Maldivian US$6 per person/night Green Tax

 

RATES & DATES

 

7 Nights 
1208 USD/person

 

17 Jul – 24 Jul (Male Atolls)

 

10 Nights

2112 USD/person

 

19 May – 29 May (Laamu to Male)

30 Sept – 10 Oct (Laamu)

11 Oct – 21 Oct (Laamu to Male) (2292 USD/person)

 

11 Nights

2482 USD/person

 

4 Aug – 15 Aug (Laamu to Laamu)

 

12 Nights

2491 USD/person

 

30 May – 11 Jun (Male to Laamu)

16 Aug – 28 Aug (Male to Laamu)

 

NOTE:

 

  • Central Atolls trips include one way domestic flight.
  • Prices do not include international flights.

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