Handhu Falhi Male Atolls

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Surf Skill: 
2
Beg/Int
Comfort: 
2
Basic
Season: 
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Max Surfers: 
10
1
Boat
High quality budget surf charter
Expert Surf Guide
Great Fishing

Overview

'Handhu Falhi' is the highest quality budget surf charter operating in the Maldives today. A low price point masks the overall quality of this experience and we guarantee that Handhu Falhi will not disappoint. Expect a knowledgeable surf guide, attentive crew and stacks of extra value. Handhu Falhi comfortably accommodates up to 10 passengers in five air-conditioned cabins with attached ensuites. She cruises through the surf rich North Malè Atolls at 10 knots, allowing you to discover the best surf spots available.
 

Ultra-consistent surf

The Malè Atolls host over a dozen classy set-ups that are super-consistent from March to October. User-friendly waves with deep water take-offs and long walls with some full on barrel sections. In the space of two hours travelling, you have an incredible wave park!
 

Classic boat

78 ft, maximum 10 passengers, air-conditioned cabins and saloon area. Good outdoor shade with board racks. Upper sundeck. Very comfortable and a favourite of many World Surfaris' clients.

Accommodation

Launched in 2005 Handhu Falhi features many modern amenities and creature comforts for her guests. Boasting five air-conditioned and fan-cooled twin cabins with ensuite bathrooms and plenty of space upstairs to lounge in comfort on the upper decks.

The fully airconditioned lounge / saloon area is where you will eat the majority of your meals and enjoy indoor time when relaxing between surfs. With TV, DVD and stereo here you can sit back and listen to your favourite tunes, physc yourself up with a motivating surf flick or watch a movie to wind down.

The Maldives is famed for its beautiful tropical weather and stunning scenery so the majority of your non-surfing time will be spent outdoors on the shade deck or trolling a fishing lure from the aft deck. 

Meals

Food is a mix of local and western dishes, with plenty of it to refuel you after surfing up to eight hours per day. The Chef on the Handhu Falhi is committed to preparing you a hearty meal using fresh local ingredients. Here you will find an example menu... trust us you won’t go hungry. 

Breakfast:  A light breakfast is usually served before an early surf to get you in the water sooner. Cereal, fruit tea and coffee will be laid out early and you help yourself before hitting the waves. This is usually followed by a hot breakfast served after your morning waves. Try toast, eggs, sausage, baked beans, coffee and tea plus everything your body craves after a morning of hard surfing.
Lunch:  For lunch you’ll be served a range of dishes but typically you can expect – pasta, salads and vegies with meat and fish dishes.
Dinner:  For dinner, look forward to a variety of curries, rice dishes, pasta, meat and fish.

Snacks such as fruit are available throughout the day and chocolates etc can be purchased.

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Vessel

  • Size:  Length 78 ft / Width 22 ft
  • Cruising speed:  10 knots
  • Guest cabins:  5 cabins (10 passengers) with attached toilet and shower with hot and cold water
  • Crew:  1 captain, 1 chef, 2 crew, 1 surf guide
  • Equipment:  1 engine 225 hp (Cummins), 1 fibreglass dinghy with 15 hp outboard engine, 1 desalination plant (4800 litres per day), 2 soundproof marine generators (22.5 kW and 17.5 kW), 5 air-conditioned cabins and restaurant, expresso coffee machine, snorkelling and fishing gear, TV, VCD/DVD player, video cassette player, hi-fi system, washing machine.
  • Navigation and communication:  CB radio, mobile phone, GPS, searchlight, binoculars, plotting tool kits, compass and charts.

Surf

This region of the Maldives experiences a similar surf season to Indonesia. The best waves can be had from March to October, with the biggest swells likely to occur in June/July/August.During these months the conditions are predominantly off-shore all day and the swell direction is mainly South South East (SSE). The surf generally ranges in size from 2-8 feet, however bigger days have been experienced.

A great variety of reef breaks exist ranging in intensity from quite mellow shreddable walls to gnarlier hollow pits. There is something for everyone. In the North Male’ atoll, between Male’ and Thulhusdhoo is an assortment of breaks.

“Jailbreaks” is a classic right-hander. A long down the line wave with 3 distinct sections including a mid barrel section. Rides of up to 300m can be had when it’s lining up.

20 minutes further North you will find the right-hander known as “Ninjas” which breaks off Kani Resort. A mellower right-hander perfect for longboarding or just cruising on the fish although on bigger swells it can be a heap of fun on a regular short board.

25 minutes north are 2 breaks opposite each other at a reef pass. The right-hander known as “Cokes (Colas)” breaks 3-10ft and is fairly protected from the southerly winds that may affect other breaks.  This wave has been well documented and is the hollowest in the North Male atoll. This will test your tube-riding ability.The left hander known as “Chickens” is probably the fastest wave in the North Male atoll. This wave holds swell size from 3ft to well over 10ft and provides exciting rides up to 500m long.

Over the months of Jun/Jul/August the North Male’ atoll surf breaks are getting busier due to the European Summer holidays. Many nationalities of surfers flock to the Maldives over this period. The surf at this time is VERY consistent and can accommodate a large number of surfers spread-out over all the  breaks in the atoll. If you are after less crowded conditions Mar/Apr/May/Sep/Oct are recommended. The swell over this period may not be as consistent as Jun-Aug however good waves certainly still exist at this time.

The South Male’ atoll also has several great set-ups that with the right swell direction can be amazing . World Surfaris surf-guides have vast experience in this region and can make recommendations accordingly. It is only a 2 hour trip from Nth Male’ atoll breaks to the Sth Male’ atoll breaks.  It's definitely worth checking out on a solid SE swell and Tucky Joe's left might just dish up the barrell of your life.

Non Surf Activities

On board the Handhu Falhi you'll find a range of activities to keep you entertained between surfs or the occasional lay day.  

Night/Day fishing - troll a lure and catch dinner. The Maldives is a renowned fishing spot with the abundant marine life feeding on the generous offerings of the reef. Tuna, mackerel, barracuda and so many more. Who knows, you may even have to pit your strength against a Sail fish and reel in a beast. 

Snorkelling - The Maldivian reef teems with a stunning array of fish species and coral. Cyrstal clear water with great visibility rated as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. Even from the shallower world of snorkelling you can see the beauty of the reef. 

Visit a local village - Cruising through the Maldives on a surf charter gives you the chance to experience a unique culture and understanding of the village lifestyle by visiting one of the many local villages. 

Or if you're too surfed out to do anything else, just kick back and relax onboard the good ship Handhu Falhi.

Reviews for Handhu Falhi Male Atolls

Martin Holzgruber

Date of Stay: 
6-13 May 2017
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
5
Quality Of Food: 
5

The food was delicious, the boat was in a good shape and we had plenty of space.

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Peter Hennessey

Date of Stay: 
1-8 Oct 2016
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
3
Quality Of Food: 
4

Fantastic Weather, Good Food, Great Fun Waves, can't wait for the next Surf Adventure.

Hi Josh, What an experience the Maldives was. We had a sensational time. Scored fantastic weather, Off shore winds and good fun size waves. The biggest day was the first day at Jail Breaks 4 to 5ft. We Read more...

Michael Buchanan

Date of Stay: 
1-8 Oct 2016
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
4

Great trip.  Waves every single day.  Glassy, and ranged from 5 foot at the start to 2-3 foot at the end.  Great surf guide and crew.  Meals were great.  Boat was showing its age, but clean and comfortable.

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Matthew Blake

Date of Stay: 
1-8 Oct 2016
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
3
Quality Of Food: 
4

Shadow as a surf guide was exceptional. He looked after our surf needs and nothing was a drama.

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Sam Harbuz

Date of Stay: 
3-10 Sep 2016
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
5

The Handhu Fahli boat trip with Surf Guide, Dave Beasley was epic.  We all had such an amazing experience and would highly recommend this trip to others, the crew on board are all legends and the surf was out of this world.  Can't wait to book the next trip.

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Jason Walsh

Date of Stay: 
3-10 Sep 2016
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
4

We had an amazing week onboard Handu Fahli. Although there wasn't heaps of swell we had fun waves everyday and surfed twice everyday.  The food was amazing and there was plenty of it which is a must for hungry surfers. Dave the surf guide was a legend and the staff were really great as well.   Read more...

Jake Thompson

Date of Stay: 
3-10 Sep 2016
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
5

I had an amazing time on the Handhu Fahli Charter.  Surf Guide, Dave Beasley was great and I think he enjoyed a cruisy bunch of boys who were happy with everything and didn't require babysitting.  We had good surf every day and were able to get some fishing and other activities in.  The crew Read more...

Mark Whiting

Date of Stay: 
27 Aug - 03 Sep 2016
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
5

Dear Josh, we had an absolutely fantastic week last week with Dave Beasley and all the crew onboard Handhu Fahli.  They looked after us all so well - fantastic food and friendliness and fantastic waves every day. Just right for our surfing level.  Surf Guide, Dave was a really great bloke and Read more...

Stephen Wilson

Date of Stay: 
28 May - 4 Jun 2016
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
4

I wanted to make mention of how great (surf guide) Stu was, being that some of us were at different levels he made sure we were all catered for... I have been battling back injuries for the past 2 years so my surfing has been limited therefore I wasn't up to my usual level and struggled at times Read more...

Rob McBroom

Date of Stay: 
7-14 May 2016
Surf Stoke: 
5
Accommodation: 
4
Quality Of Food: 
4

Wow, what a trip. All the breaks in the North Male atolls were super fun. Thanks to the expertise of the "great bearded one" (surf guide Dave), we knew well in advance what to expect and when the best times to hit it were. Yes the North Male breaks are crowded, but the crowds were manageable and Read more...

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