Maavahi is an 85ft / 32ft wide traditional Maldivian cruiser perfect for navigating the tight and shallow reef passes of the Outer/Southern Atolls. There are three decks and seven beautiful, well-furnished air-conditioned cabins with ensuite bathrooms. The interior of the vessel is well-lit with spacious chill zones and dining areas, as well as an outdoor lounge/bar area where you can take it the beauty of floating in the Indian Ocean. Enjoy delicious meals and exceptional hospitality and service from the Maavahi surf charter crew, with 3 meals served per day as well as unlimited snacks and beverages.
The Maavahi has a large, top level shaded sundeck perfect for shooting the breeze and hooting your mates into epic waves from afar, all whilst escaping the harsh Maldivian sun.
Facilities on the Maavahi include 2 sundecks, music and TV/video facilities, indoor games and an accompanying 16ft support dingy.
To honour with our commitment to the environment and sustainable surfing, the Maavahi produces its own fresh water on board daily - enough to provide up to 250 litres of fresh water per person per day!
Recreational activities include surfing, snorkelling, cruising, fishing, guided visits to local Islands and even a special BBQ dinner on a deserted island or sandbank (upon request & subject to weather).
Surf the acclaimed Outer Atolls on board one of World Surfaris premier vessels, the Maavahi. Our Outer Atolls surf charters have become highly sought after due to the uncrowded waves and unforgettable experience you'll have on your surf trip. These charters will have you sampling some incredible waves in this pristine, remote location: from long, down-the-line, high-performance waves to mechanical barrels. The surf guide and crew onboard the Maavahi will ensure you return home nothing less than absolutely stoked, and surfed out!
Onboard the 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 bathrooms 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'll be a little hungry! Your private chef will cook up a storm three 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
Support Vessels: Dinghy (16ft)
Engine: 280 HP Yamaha Diesel *cruise speed 10 knots
Generators: 220 volts A/C, 12/24 Volts D/C
Navigation: GPS navigation, CB Radio, mobile phone and compass
Accommodation: 6 Air-conditioned guest cabins + 1 surf guide cabin
Gaafu Dhaal - Starting from the airport making your way around in a clockwise direction. To keep an element of surprise for when you arrive, we haven't named every wave. In some instances, we have provided the island name off which they break.
Kaededhdhoo (Right) - Island with the airport on it. Has a right-hander that is fun when the swell is large. It's on the west side of the atoll, so it doesn’t receive as much swell as the other breaks.
Beacons or Barracuda Point (Right) - One of the most powerful and hollowest waves in the Maldives. Faces south so it picks up plenty of swell. Needs north-west or north winds, so is always better early season February to April. Pretty short ride with easy takeoff, after which you then line up for the inside section and the fun begins. Best on mid to high tide and can be surfed 2 to 10 feet.
Dhigulaabadhoo (Left) - Across the channel from Beacons, we call it Dhiraagu after the phone company in the Maldives, as the island is shaped like a phone. A sort of fat ride on the takeoff but if the swell direction is right, it can link up with another section on the inside, where it produces a bit more speed and power. Needs the same wind as Beacons and can be surfed on all tides. Plenty of marine life around here and possible to see whale sharks.
Castaways (Right) - Very shallow - only to be surfed on high tide. When the swell is over 4 foot, it breaks out the back where a fun wave can be had and you make the choice to keep going through to the inside, where it hits the shallow ledge and gets a bit tricky. Nice little, deserted island in front of the break.
Blue Bowls (Right) - Long wave, not so hollow but a lot of fun. Best around 4-6 feet on mid tide. It is protected if the wind swings around to south/south-west which is common from April - August.
Gani Point (Right) - Another wave protected from south/south-west winds. Gets very hollow especially on mid tide.
Booga Reef (Peak) - A bombie in the middle of the channel between 2 islands. Not so hollow but a fun ride can be had. The right is usually the pick, needs west / north-west wind, making it another protected option from April - August.
Love Charms (Left) - Great wave from takeoff to finish, nice tube on the inside, breaks 2-10 feet, needs west to northern winds and can be surfed on all tides. Fall in love with it.
Rockets (Left) - Fun wave, not so hollow but nice long walls to be had. Picks up plenty of swell and can be surfed all tides. Needs west to north winds.
Note: There are more secret spots... but we'll keep this to ourselves to add an element of surprise and delight!
Maavahi's crew of expert surf guides have a wealth of knowledge, experience and respect in this region. The local guides have all grown up surfing the Outer Atolls from a very young age, and over the years and have developed a solid understanding of the swell, tides, winds and even a few secret spots. You're in safe and capable hands with Maavahi's surf guides, and you'll be kept entertained in and out of the water!
Onboard the Maavahi, 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. Crystal clear water with great visibility rated as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.
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!