Jump aboard Maavahi for a surf trip you’ll remember forever. Maavahi is a beautiful 85 ft traditional Maldivian cruiser that is the perfect vessel to navigate the tight and shallow reef passes and explore the remote and pristine Outer Atolls.
Maavahi accommodates up to 10 guests, with three spacious decks and six air-conditioned cabins with ensuite bathrooms. The shaded top deck is the perfect place to catch the ocean breeze and watch the waves in the distance.
Maavahi has two sundecks to soak up the Maldivian sun, an indoor games room as well as a 16 ft 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 experience and on board Maavahi you’ll get the chance to surf some incredible waves. Whether you’re searching for long, down-the-line walls, or mechanical barrels, we’re sure you’ll return home with tales of epic waves and memories that will last a lifetime.
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 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 are also available throughout the day and night.
The Maavahi crew are also committed to the environment and sustainable surfing and Maavahi produces its own fresh 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 Maldivian surf 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 empty waves and more consistent swell.
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 4 ft, 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, 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.
Experienced Surf Guides
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/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!
Grab a snorkel, goggles and fins and explore the beauty of the Outer Atolls. 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 Atoll.