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Cobia Surf Charter - Northern, Atolls. Maldives

INTRODUCTION

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The 21-meter long cruise boat, Cobia is conceived and built by the skilled Maldivian craftsmen for the Maldivian waters. This beautiful cruiser with its comfortable air-conditioned rooms accommodates a maximum of 9 passengers but for optimal comfort we recommend 8 passengers to have the boat exclusively for just you and your mates. With fewer passengers they provide more privacy and guarantee our full attention at all times.

 

Its design and size enables it to cut through difficult and shallow waters and meander its way through winding channels between islands a common feature in Maldivian waters. Cobia can anchor at close proximity of the islands making your time on board the cruiser more enjoyable.

 

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. Cobia Surf Boat Charter offers the best qulaity-price charter of the Maldives.

 

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

 

Pictures by © Margarita Salyak

THE ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation

✔ 5 cabins

✔ Ensuite bathrooms

✔ Hot and cold water.

On Board Facilities

✔ Deck: Sun Deck with 1/3rd Shade.

✔ Dining: Out Door with two separate tables / Indoor in the Saloon.

✔ Bar: Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages.

✔ First aid kit.

✔ Audio / Video: Hi-Fi System, VCD, DVD, HD.

✔ Cultural shows (on request).

Boat Specifications

  • Year Built: 2005
  • Started Services: 2007.
  • Hull Type: Composite
  • Length: 21m. (LOA).
  • Beam: 7m.
  • Draft: 2.15m.
  • Displacement: 57,780 Kg
  • Cruising Speed: 9 -10 Knots.
  • Power: 245HP Volvo
  • Generators: Onan 20KW, Onan 6.5KW.
  • AC Voltage: 220V DC Voltage: 12V, 24V.
  • Fuel: 1800 Liter
  • Fresh Water: 900 Liter.
  • Desalination plant: 6000 Liter RO System
  • Air Conditioner: with individual controller.
  • Sewage: special antiseptic tanks with Cutter/Grinder pump.
  • Tender / Dingy – 12ft with 40hp ( 6 – 8 surfers comfortably).

Communication / Navigation / Safety

✔ Meets government maritime laws and regulations.

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.

 

NORTH MALE ATOLLS

The North Male Atolls have been popular with surfers for quite some time thanks to a variety of spots that stay fairly consistent, especially in the prime summer months when south swells are in abundance. There is an assortment of spots scattered around these idyllic islands ranging from long points to hollow sucking barrels that can accommodate all levels of surfing.

 

Although west to southwest winds are the norm at this time of year many of the breaks in this island reef chain are well protected and will remain clean, while others will be offshore.  Crowding can sometimes be an issue because of the relatively easy access of the breaks courtesy of the many boats in this wave rich zone and due to the resorts that shuttle surfers out to the breaks.

 

Cobia’s anchoring points: Himmafushi:  Jail break Kanifinolhu: Ninja & Lohi’s Thulusdhoo: Chickens & Cokes Thaburudhoo: Sultans / Honkeys.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

SURF SPOTS

 

Chickens: Long, peeling left pointbreak that is very fast.

 

Cokes: More of a big wave spot with a nice barrel on the take off that doesn’t let up. Likes a mid to incoming tide.

 

Lohi’s: A lefthander that gets super hollow on a big SE swell.

 

Ninja’s: Mellow righthander which is perfect for beginners and long boarders.

 

Pasta Point: The celebrity wave of the Maldives is a really, long tubing left which picks up more swell. Has two challenging sections knows as “Macaroni Bowl” and “Lockjaws”.

 

Sultans: A first class righthand point and one of the more consistent waves in the area. Has a nice take off and a super long wall with a great end section. Will peel for up to 150 yards.

 

Honky’s: Another long left hander that jumps in size as it turns and peels down the reef. Plenty of tube sections.

 

Jailbreaks: Super good righthander which can break up to 300 yards long on the right swell.

 

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.

Getting Here

FLYING 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!

 

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.

PRICES & PACKAGES

Ideal for: Group Surf Charter, Solo traveles, Longboarders, Bodyboarders, All girls surf trips, kneeboarders

Waves: Intermediate

Surf Skill: Intermediate – Pro

Season: April to August

Board Type: Shortboarders, Longboarders

Schedule

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Prices

  • The prices are per person and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
  • The prices are based on a 10-night / 10-day or 7-night / 7-day charter with 9 persons travelling.
  • 30-foot surf & dive dhoni available for hire – minimum 2 weeks notice (US$250/day).
Departure Return Duration Price Notes
12 Out 2108 22 Out 2108 10  2108 USD  Central to Male
24 Out 2108 03  Nov 2018 10  2143 USD  Male (All girls trip)
15 May 2019 20 May 2019 05  FULL  Male Atolls
20 May 2019 27 May 2019 7 1306 USD Male Atolls
28 May 2019 05 Jun 2019 8 1490 USD  Male Atolls
06 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019 8 1490 USD  Male Atolls
14 Jun 2019 24 Jun 2019 10 1858 USD Male Atolls
24 Jun 2019 02 Jul 2019 8 1490 USD Male Atolls
03 Jul 2019 13Jul 2019 10 1858 USD Male Atolls
13 Jul 2019 21Jul 2019 8 2286 USD Male Atolls
24 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2019 7 1306 USD Male Atolls
01 Aug 2019 09 Aug 2019 8  1490 USD Male Atolls
10 Aug 2019 20 Aug 2019 10 1858 USD Male Atolls
20 Aug 2019 27 Aug 2019 7  FULL Male Atolls
28 Aug 2019 08 Sep 2019 11  2439 USD Male to Southern 

Inclusions

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  • Airport meet & greet at Male airport and domestic terminals
  • Group return airport transfers (individual transfers at extra cost).
  • Welcome pack
  • Comfortable accommodation in air-conditioned twin cabins
  • Full Board – 3 buffet meals daily (All you can eat)
  • Unlimited tea, coffee with espresso coffee at extra cost
  • Unlimited mineral water with a refillable water bottle
  • 5m Dinghy (tender)
  • A very experienced local surf guide
  • Use of basic snorkelling & fishing gear. (Equipment is basic hand lines and mask/snorkel & fins. If you want quality gear, please feel free to bring your own with you).
  • Quality Assurance Guarantee
  • Maldivian Specialty Beach BBQ (Central & Southern Atolls only when weather and surf permits)
  • Maldivian US$6 per person/night
  • Green Tax.

Extra costs

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  • Photography service. US$50 for 10 photos of your choice. US$100 for full suite of photos. Camera used is a Canon 70D SLR and photos will be taken from land, boat or tender.
  • Alcohol is available for purchase. If you have any special requests, please let us know well in advance and we will do our best to organize your favorite brand.
  • “All you can eat and drink” seafood & Champagne (Moët) buffet at Kandooma Resort on Wednesdays. The cost is about $110++ per person. Please note that this is only available when the boat is in South Male area (not available on Central/Southern Atolls trips).
  • 30-foot surf & dive dhoni – minimum 2 weeks notice.
  • 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 are offered 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.

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