PRIVATE Surf Charter - Maldives, Southern Atolls. Maldives
Surf and dive charters to Maldives’ southern atolls. Six cabins with private bathroom. Ready for an unforgetable surf adventure with maximum surf time in prime surfing conditions ? We want stoked surfers, happy guests! The Tombilli Surf Boat Charter match perfectly the requirements for such a trip. You will discover an area wich provides world class surfing conditions without any crowds. Isolated reefs in an tropical environment catching consitent swells throught the whole season. It is not necessary to charter the whole boat with a large group of friends ! We do accept single bookings !!! Just check the vacant spots with us…
The Tombilli offers 6 double cabins for a maximum of 12 guests. Each cabin has it’s own bathroom/toilet with warm and cold freshwater. 4 cabins hold a double bed and a single bed – they are perfect for families or surf groups. When the TOMBILLI was rebuilt, the aircondition was left out on purpose. Instead of the air con, 7 windows for each cabin were provided . These windows give a very bright and comfortable atmosphere and plenty of fresh air.
- Dinning Area
- Smoking & Non Smoking Area
- First Aid
- Onboard Games
- Television / DVD & VCD players
- Video & Photo Camera, Editing Station
- Internet & Mobile Phones
Luxury is not its concept but it offers the following amenities:
- hot fresh water
- electric BAUER compressor
- NRC NITROX facility
- Espresso machine (very important)
- MULTITEC underwater scooter
- Digital underwater housings and cameras, usw
- 2 generator (Deutz & Onan) desalination with 2,8 tons of fresh water per day
- 2 Bauer electro compressors, 380 l/min NRC – Nitrox compressor
- Power station 220Volt
- dinghy wth 40 hp outboard motor
- GPS – Phone – E-Mail – Echolot – Radio
- 2 game fishing gear
- out door shower
- Bar with alcoholic baverages
- video and foto editing station
- 8 Scuba Diving Sets
- 1 UW-housing w/w.o. Sony PC 120E digital camera
- 1 UW-housing w/w.o. Sony 1000E 3chip digital camera
- Frogman UW-lights with LED
- Daylight lamps from Multitec
- 3 x Multitec UW-Scooter “Scout”
Maldives General Surfing Conditions
The North Male Atoll contains the more well known and surfed breaks of the Maldives. The North Male Atoll probably offers the most consistent spots especially during the summer months June and July. Most spots are well protected from the dominant south westerly winds and the reef set ups usually pick up quite a lot of swell. Some of the breaks in North Male are perfectly shaped and offer highest wave quality. Unfortunately the spots are prone to heavy crowds, because the breaks can be accessed so easily. There are plenty of boats operating in this area and many resorts offer surf transfers to the breaks. The Central Atolls including the Meemu, Thaa and Laamu and the Outer Atolls including Gaafu Dhaalu and Addu offer more than 30 world class reef breaks that are rarely surfed. Occasional troublesome weather patterns with heavy storms during the months of June to August make it difficult to cross channels between the atolls and to operate surf charter trips without well equipped boats in this area. Logistical challenges of food supply and technical support add to the fact that only very few boats stay in this area for a longer period of time. This vessel offers safety standards and equipment that allows to operate in the more remote regions. Therefore it can guarantee empty breaks. While it may happen that you will see another charter vessel during your stay you will have the breaks on your own for the most of your time. Optionally you can cruise to the Central Atolls or Addu Atoll for extra charge.
Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll Surfing Conditions
It is said that the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll (also named Huvadhoo Atoll) offers the best conditions of the Maldives. It works best in March, April and September to November. It picks up more swell than any other Atoll in the Maldives and from every direction. The Gaafu Dhaalu offers the greatest quantitity and variety of spots. To almost every island on the outside of the atoll you will find one or two breaks. There is everything from barreling and hollow walls to soft and never ending playful waves. May to August can be fickle as the wind turns more southerly and may affect some of the south facing spots. During the windy days the Gaafu Dhaalu still offers good surfing on the east facing part of the atoll. There are plenty of reef passages with left and right handers. They pick up less swell than the south facing spots but will be mostly big enough as it is peak swell time in June and July. The great advantage during that time is that there are no crowds guaranteed.
Gaafu Dhaalu Spots:
- “Beacons” or “Barracuda Point” Righthander
2 hrs away from the airport, at the first southern reef pass. Touted as the Maldive’s gutsiest wave, Beacons powerful rights tube onto a shallow, unforgiving reef. SW swells will break down the reef, but a SE swell will create peaks slamming straight onto close-out sections of coral. Beacons is flanked by an unnamed left across the channel, which have its days in a big swell and tend to go unridden.
- “Blue Bowls” or “Voodoos” Righthander
Blue Bowls is the most flexible right, tucked inside the pass and protected from SW-W Winds. More of a point style wave, it has good a length of ride and nice bowly sections for performance moves. All swells, all tides and all sizes.
- “Love Charms” Lefthander
are actually several reliable lefts, which can handle E winds and any size of swell. Low tide is the best when it is small, soft and broken into two distinct sections. Bigger swell morph into a long, hollow wall, with protected pockets.
- “Rockets” or “Tiger Stripes” Lefthander
Named after the narrow gouges in the reef that give a striped effect, Tigers has some real growling left in a strong swell. Tricky take offs into a long speedy wall before committing to an inside tube section that wraps and peters out in the channel. Unimpressive when small, it always seems to be bigger than everywhere else. All tides, all variations of S Swells and and any N Wind.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
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. Ring shaped and situated atop a submarine ridge that runs from north to south, the atolls cover an area of approximately 90, 000 square kilometers. 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 he 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. When Tony Hussein first came upon these islands in 1973 he was thinking the same thing yet the word didn’t get out for another 15 years about how good the Maldives really were. Eventually his discovery made its way through the surfing community and the Maldives were no longer just a destination for diving. These idyllic tropical islands slowly began seeing a steady influx of surfers and they haven’t stopped coming since. 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 Maldives have a warm, year round tropical climate and is influenced by two monsoons courtesy of the Indian subcontinent to the north. The southwest monsoon from May to October, called “halhangu”, will tend to see more wind and rain, while the northeast monsoon, called “iruvai”, from November to April is the dry season with little or no wind. But due to the Maldives location on the equator, the monsoons are mild and do not always conform to the monsoon patterns of the Indian subcontinent. 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. That being said, the tropics can see its share of foul weather and tropical storms are rare but not unheard of during the summer months. The water temperature remains at about 26°C (80°F) all year round.
Male International Airport (MLE)
Male airport is an island just dedicated to the airport. Tell us at what time you arrive to Male airport, you might need to spend a night in hotel in Male for 75 us dollars per person
Check flights to Male in Maldives with Katar, Martin Air, Condo, Eurofly, Lufthansa LTU, Singapore airlines, Sri Lanka airlines, Swiss Air, Air France, ,British Airways, etc,etc.
US Citizens: You will need a US passport valid for at least 6 months form the departure date. This is required for all US citizens traveling abroad. Visas for travel to the Maldives are issued upon arrival and do not need to be arranged prior to arranging your trip. As with any form of international travel, visa status is subject to change and should be checked prior to departure. Stays longer than 30 days require a visa arranged prior to travel.
Non US Citizens: Please consult your local consulate to verify the visa requirements for your stay in the Maldives. In all cases, please allow for sufficient time to obtain your visa as such arrangements can take several weeks.
Your airline will most likely charge excess baggage fees for surfboards. While this excess is rarely avoided, please make sure that your airline allows for surfboards. A call to the airline prior to booking your ticket will safeguard you against any disappointments.
PRICES & PACKAGES
90 USD per person per night. Minimum 6 pax
* A welcome drink at your arrival
* 3 gourmet meals per day
* Coffee, tea and snacks
* 1 bottle of drinking water per day
* Maximum surfing time
* Expert surfing guides
* Video projector
* Use of dinghy or dhony for surf drop offs and island exploration
* Alcoholic beverages (supllied at reasonable prices)
* Diving equipment
* Accompanied dive with dive master or Dive instruction
* Sotpover nights on Male if applicable
The Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll offers the greatest variety of all atolls and most diverse breaks. You will find everything from mellow long board waves to hollowest barrels you can imagine. Depending on the wind direction an experienced surf guide will find spots for you that are working best. Most days you will surf up to 4-6 hours or even longer if you want to.
The crew is always keen on maximizing your surf time and you will only be constrained by your own physical limits. Surfing long hours in empty surf and you will be happy to relax on board from time to time. Certainly you are also welcome to go diving with the boat equipment and dive master or to use the jet ski for wakeboarding or tow in. One thing for sure – it won’t be boring. After 14 days “best of your lifetime surf” you will be droped off at the Gaafu Dhaalu airport and you will be flown back to Male