Designed and built in the Maldives by local engineers/master craftsmen, the Maavahi is an 85ft long / 27ft wide cruise boat with three decks and seven beautiful and well-furnished air-conditioned ensuite cabins. The interior of the vessel is well-lit with spacious dining areas and an outdoor lounge bar/dining area for wining and dining in the great outdoors, surrounded by the stunning Indian Ocean. Enjoy delicious meals and exceptional hospitality and service from the Maavahi surf charter crew.
In addition to indoor and outdoor dining areas and an outdoor lounge bar, Maavahi facilities include 2 sundecks, music and TV/video facilities, indoor games and an accompanying surf dingy. In keeping with our commitment to the environment and sustainable surfing, the Maavahi produces its own freshwater on board daily - enough to provide up to 250 litres of freshwater per person per day!
Recreational activities include surfing, snorkeling, cruising, fishing, guided visits to local Islands and even a special BBQ dinner on a deserted Island or sandbank (upon request).
The Maavahi Surf Charter spends its time cruising to the wave magnet region of North Male as well as limited surf charters to the relatively unexplored Northern Atolls.
Cruising at a reasonable speed of 10 knots, Maavahi will have you surfing more and lounging less, so be prepared to finish most days with surfed-out, aching limbs. Beautifully prepared meals, courtesy of an experienced chef and kitchen-crew, will provide temporary relief before sleep becomes the priority.
Onboard Maavahi, there are 6 spacious guest cabins. All 6 cabins have twin bunk beds (1 below and 1 above). All the cabins are located on the lower deck, with the surf guide's cabin being on the main deck. All cabins have air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom and hot and cold showers. There is also a small wardrobe for storage and a wall fan if you don't like air conditioning.
After surfing up to 4 times a day, you do get a little hungry! Your experienced chef will cook up a storm - 3 times a day, every day, with a mixture of delicious cuisines and not just curries! Snacks are also available at any time. Dine in the spacious indoor dining room or perch yourself on one of the two upper decks and enjoy the breathtaking views of the various islands scattered throughout the Maldives.
Type: Wooden Hull
Engine: 280 HP Yamaha Diesel
Generators: 220 volts A/C, 12/24 Volts D/C
Navigation: GPS navigation, CB Radio, mobile phone and compass
Support Vessel: Dinghy (16ft)
Accommodation: 6 Air-conditioned guest cabins + 1 surf guide cabin
The best waves in the Maldives 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 varies from SE - SW. The surf generally ranges in size from 2-8 feet, however bigger days have been experienced and certain breaks have been known to handle anything north of 12ft.
A great variety of reef breaks exist ranging in intensity from quite mellow, shreddable walls to gnarlier, hollow pits. There is something for everyone. World Surfaris guides are some of the most experienced you will meet. They not only monitor the conditions but are constantly checking with other boat skippers/guides where they will be to avoid paddling out and instantly crowding the lineups. Although we do not promise uncrowded waves at any point, our guides will do their best to avoid them at all costs and their experience plays a pivotal role in trying to make this happen.
The Breaks: Male Atolls
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.
The right-hander known as Cokes (Colas) breaks 3-10ft. This wave has been well documented and is the hollowest in the North Male atoll.
Chickens across the bay from Cokes 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.
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 barrel of your life. Riptides is also a super rippable and one of the funnest waves you will ever experience. If the swell is on, head South!
The Breaks: Northern Atolls
Because this region is still fairly undiscovered we don't want to give away too much. Many surfers have been before but it still remains largely undocumented. Our surf guide on Maavahi, Shadow is from this region of the Maldives and knows all there is to know about the Northern Atolls. If you want a proper surf trip with a bit of searching involved then a Northern Atolls trip with Maavahi is a great option.
Ablo 'Shadow' Lathyf
Shadow started working with World Surfaris in 2008. He has been a favorite with World Surfaris' customers over the years, having spent many seasons on the Handhu & HandhuFalhi. Shadow is from the Northern part of the Maldives where there isn’t too much surf during the off-season (or so he says), so by the time surf season kicks in, Shadow is ready to get his guests and himself frothing on the waves around North & South Male as well as early season waves in the Outer Atolls. Shadows experience and easy going personality makes him one of the best surf guides in the Maldives benefitting you and your friends on your next boat trip with him.
Onboard Maavahi Surf Charter, you'll find a range of activities to keep you entertained between surfs or on 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 many more varieties. 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 super comfortable, Maavahi cruise boat.