Dancer Luxury Surf Charter - Maldives, Northern Atolls. Maldives
The ultimate Maldives surf experience ! Cruise Male’s North and South Atolls onboard a luxury 110 feet vessel that will take you the best breaks in total comfort and security. With a crew of 10 and a maximum of 14 passengers at a time, this is the experience of a surfing lifetime.
The boat follows an elegant Balinese theme, with mahogany floors, stunning artwork and fittings while fitted with every modern conveniences and hi-tech communication system. You will be surfing daily a great variety of world class breaks in total seclusion, under the guidance of expert surfers with a perfect knowledge of local conditions. The main vessel has a tender 52 ft. surf boat that will take you to the breaks and a jet ski for tow-in surf. Surfers “widows” will be taken care of onboard and spend the day pampering in the spa, tanning, swimming, diving or just lazing out on the deck!
The Surf Charter Boat, one of the most luxurious, purpose built surf charter boat in the Maldives. 110 feet of unparalleled facilities for both surfers and non surfers alike. Experienced crew including surf/diver guides, masseuse and top level chef. The main lounge has huge plasma screen to view your day’s surfing filmed by the staff. Spacious aft area on the main deck for buffet breakfast, lunch, gourmet dinner or sipping a cool drink.
- 7 A/C cabins with queen size bed, en suite bathroom, phone and plasma Screen TV/DVD
- One 70 m2 VIP cabin suite
- Satellite phone, VHF radio, internet and mobile phone
- Main lounge with mahogany floor and huge plasma screen
- Main deck spacious aft area for dining and chilling out
- Fully stocked bar !
- Day spa with masseuse
- 3 tender boats (52 ft. Surf boat and 2 Dinghies)
- Jet ski (1100 CC) for safety and town-ins
- Extensive game fishing gear
Maximum 12 Surfers/14 persons per trip + Crew of 10
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.
- “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.
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 Airport (MLE) Male airport is an island just dedicated to the airport. Scheduled & charter flights: Qatar Airways, Martin Air, Condo, Eurofly, Lufthansa, LTU, Singapore airlines, Sri Lanka Airlines, Air Swiss, Air France, British Airways.
Cheap Flights from London every monday: http://flights.monarch.co.uk/index.asp?language=ES
Visitors are issued a 30 day tourist visa upon arrival, regardless of their nationality
PRICES & PACKAGES
LUXURY SURF CHARTER
2,560 USD per person
- 7 Nights full board luxury A/C cabin accommodation
- 7 Days cruising, surfing, diving, fishing and beachcombing
Operates from April to October
- Monday evening: Pick up Male airport, transfer to the boat, welcome drink and dinner on board
- Tuesday-Sunday: Cruising and surfing Male North & South Atolls
- Monday: Morning surf session, lunch, transfer to 52 ft. boat, afternoon surf session, light dinner and delivery to Male airport