Jump aboard Maavahi for a surf trip you’ll remember forever. Top rated in the Maldives, Maavahi is a beautiful 85ft traditional cruiser and is the perfect charter boat to navigate and explore the remote and pristine Outer Atolls.
Maavahi accommodates up to 12 guests, with three spacious decks and six air-conditioned cabins with ensuite bathrooms. The shaded top deck is the perfect spot for your morning surf check or afternoon beers as the sun sets.
Maavahi has two sundecks to soak up the Maldivian sun, an indoor games room as well as a 16ft support dinghy to transport you to the waves or to embark on adventures to nearby tropical islands. With plenty of space to relax and kick back to watch the beautiful Indian Ocean pass by, Maavahi caters for both surfers and non-surfers alike.
The Outer Atolls
The Outer Atolls promise an unforgettable Maldivian surf trip experience, and on board Maavahi you’ll be treated to a level of service and expertise that is truly unmatched. Whether you’re searching for long, down-the-line walls, or mechanical barrels, there are waves to be found for every kind of surfer, no matter the conditions. Not to mention the idyllic tropical scenery, balmy sunsets and abundant marine life found in this remote region of the Maldives.
7 & 9 Night Itineraries
Known as the top rated surf charter in the Maldives, Maavahi Surf Charters offers both 9-night charters in the Outer Atolls, and 7-night charters in the Malé Atolls. Maavahi’s Malé Atolls itinerary operates from July through to November, and is the perfect option for time-poor or budget-conscious surfers looking for the ultimate surf adventure in the Maldives. This itinerary allows guests the convenience of landing at the Malé International Airport and jumping on board Maavahi right away.
For surfers willing to go the extra mile for a truly remote experience, Maavahi’s origional Outer Atolls itinerary will be a surf trip you’ll never forget, and operates from February through to June. To reach the Outer Atolls, World Surfaris will arrange a short and scenic domestic flight from the Malé International Airport.
On board Maavahi, there are 6 spacious guest cabins. All 6 cabins have twin bunk beds (1 below and 1 above), and are located on the lower deck of the boat.
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.
Cabins are serviced twice daily by the Maavahi crew for optimal comfort while on charter.
After surfing or exploring the Outer Atolls all day, you’ll be ready for a delicious feast cooked by your own private chef.
On board Maavahi the professional chef prepares three delicious meals a day, combining traditional Maldivian and international cuisines. As a guest on board Maavahi you can enjoy your meals in the spacious dining room, or take in spectacular views of the Outer Atolls up on one of the two upper decks. Snacks, tea and coffee are also available throughout the day and night.
The Maavahi crew are committed to the environment and sustainable surfing, and Maavahi produces its own fresh filtered water on board daily – up to 250 litres of fresh water per person, per day!
Surf Maavahi – Outer Atolls
The Huvadhoo and Addu Atolls, referred to as the Outer Atolls, are located in the most southern area of the Maldives. This remote, south-facing coastline is hit with clean southerly swells all year round. While wave size is generally smaller than the more northerly atolls, here you’ll have an opportunity to stumble upon true Maldivian surfing perfection.
The best known waves in the Outer Atolls are Beacons, Castaways and Tiger Stripes. Beacons and Tiger Stripes are well-known as two of the most powerful waves in the Maldives – fast and barreling above shallow reef.
For the best conditions early (March to May) and late (September to November) season are the best times to book a surf charter to the Outer Atolls, with uncrowded waves and more consistent swell to be found.
Upon request, World Surfaris can arrange for a surf photographer to join your charter at an additional cost.
Beacons (Barracuda Point)
Beacons is one of the most powerful and hollowest waves in the Maldives. This south-facing right-hander picks up plenty of swell, with an easy take-off and long down-the-line inside section.
A right-hander off the island of Kaadedhdhoo, on which the airport is located. This wave is super fun in bigger conditions, but generally doesn’t receive as much swell as other breaks in the area.
Just across from Beacons, this left-hander off Dhigulaabadhoo Island can be a little fat, but given the right swell direction it can be fast and powerful. There is a lot of marine life in this area, keep an eye out for the local whale sharks.
This is a fun, long right-hander that works best at between 4 to 6 ft. It performs best on mid-tide and is protected in south/south-west winds.
A right-hander over shallow reef that can only be surfed on high tide. In bigger swells, over 4ft, it breaks out the back and links up through to the inside.
Ghani Point (Five Islands)
Gani Point is a right-hander that can be very hollow on mid-tide. It’s protected in south/south-west winds and offers up long, clean rides.
Booga Reef (Two Ways)
A peak off a bombie in the middle of a channel, Booga reef is hollow, but fun. The right is more consistent, but needs a west/north-west wind for protection.
A fun wave, Love Charms can be surfed on all tides and breaks between 2 to 10 ft. Surfers can expect nice tubes on the inside of this Maldivian right-hander.
Tiger Stripes (Rockets)
Tiger Stripes, also known as Rockets, is a long left-hander with long rideable walls. This wave picks up plenty of swell and can be surfed on all tides and is best in west/north winds.
On a surf charter you need an experienced surf guide with knowledge of the local surf breaks. On board Maavahi, we provide the most experienced surf guides you will ever meet, many of whom grew up surfing the area.
Our surf guides are constantly checking surf conditions. They stay in contact with other skippers and surf guides in the area to find fun and empty waves for guests staying on board Maavahi.
You’re in capable hands with our World Surfaris surf guides who have a solid understanding of swells, tides and winds – and may even introduce you to a few secret spots!
You don’t have to be a surfer to have fun on board Maavahi, there are plenty of other things to keep you entertained. A range of recreational activities are available to help you explore the beautiful Outer Atolls and the local islands.
For a unique experience the Maavahi crew can even organise a special BBQ dinner and bonfire on a deserted island or sandbank!
The Maldives are well-known for its abundant marine life and fishing is top of the list for many of our guests on board Maavahi. Guests can troll for tuna, mackerel, barracuda and may even be lucky enough to reel in a sail-fish! Maavahi is equipped with fishing equipment, however it is preffered that guests bring their own rods and gear.
Grab a snorkel, goggles and fins and explore the beauty of the Outer Atolls from the boat. With crystal clear water and an abundance of fish and coral species, the Maldives is rated as one of the top ten dive sites in the world.
Visit a Local Village
Learn about local culture with a visit to a local Maldivian village. A unique experience to soak up the culture and lifestyles of locals living in the Outer Atolls.