This superb Malè Atolls surf charter is fully equipped to cater for your every need. Manta offers the excellent comfort, generous space and attentive service that regular guests have come to expect. She also comes as a real bargain... a vessel of this caliber usually has a much higher price tag attached. Manta provides expert service, mouth watering food and super comfortable beds that will exceed your expectations - and all at a reasonable price.
The Maldives is an experience unto itself. It really is in its own league. The scenery is breath taking and postcard perfect, the abundance of marine life zipping through the reef will astound you and then there's the surf. The Maldives has an unfair reputation for mellower waves because of its many deep water break set-ups. However, the Maldives delivers a whole myriad of waves - from heavy, sucky barrels and screaming pits to long cruisy walls that are easy to wack and chill on as you drive down the line. The Maldives has a wave for every type and standard of surfer.
All accommodation cabins have en-suite bathrooms and individually controlled air-conditioning. There are seven cabins on the lower deck which can be used for double or twin births, and two suites on the upper deck which are much more spacious and have double beds.The interior of your cabin will serve as a home away from home whilst you stay onboard the Manta. Comfort in every corner, neat, tidy and relaxing - you couldn't ask for more. All the cabins have air-conditioning, portholes (lower deck) or windows (upper deck), room service, private bathroom with hot water shower, hand basin and towels, bedside lights, wardrobe and mirror, 3 prong UK style mains outlet 220 volts, 24 hours per day.
You are well fed throughout your stay on Manta by the expert chefs who source fresh fish and local produce along with imported meats, pasta etc. Flavours are a mix of western and local with some excellent curries along with meat and seafood dishes with plenty of salads and vegetables. Breakfast is buffet style and you can order eggs cooked to your preference, lunch is also a buffet with a wide selection of dishes. Dinner is a 3 course meal served by the waiters to your table and is always plentiful and tasty. You will not go hungry thats for sure. All meals are taken on the Aft deck in the shade at the long dining table. It's a great place to dine with your friends in the seabreeze overlooking the lagoon.
Manta was built in 2006 and has gained a reputation for being ultra comfortable, super spacious and elegantly outfitted. The refurbishment in 2009 enabled the Manta to accommodate for a more discerning client making sure that you feel like a king as you cruise through the Maldives.
Year Built: 2006 (Fully refurbished 2009) Length: 105 feet Breadth: 30 feet. Cruising Speed: 9 to 11 Knots Engine: 360HP DaewooGen. Sets: 02 (35KW Westerbeke & 27KW Kohler) Power: 230Volts / 60 hertz available 24 hours Fresh Water: 2000 Ltr Water Supply: 6000 Ltr RO System X 2 Air Conditioner: Individual Nautical Equipment: Radio set, GSM, GPS, Mobile.
Manta boasts some very impressive living spaces and extra facilities that really highlight the tremendous value of the trip. Features include;
62 feet Dhoni for surf and dive transfers (heaps of space and a great place to rest whilst scouting the line ups)
Huge shade on sun deck (refurbed 2016)
2 Dining areas (large outdoor with two separate tables and indoors in the saloon)
An impressive bar with a variety of drinks available
Audio / Video: Hi-Fi System, VCD, DVD, HD
First Aid facilities
Emergency Equipment: DAN First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguishers, Life Jackets, Medical Oxygen
Maximum amount of guests: 18
Dinghy: 15 HP out-boarder
Surfing Dhoni : 62 feet
The key is to relax, cruise, take it all in and surf out the stress. Other activities can be arranged so don't hesitate to let us know if there's something you're really looking forward to on your Maldivian holiday!
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.
Next stop only a few hundred metres away is the infamous Thanburudhoo Island. False claims of exclusivity have been made in the the past regarding the surfing of Sultans & Honkies. Rest assured these 2 waves are open to all surfers to enjoy and in early September 2014, the Minister of Tourism announced that Thanburudhoo will become a surfing reserve.
Honkies: Super fun left hander with a mellow takeoff and a big bend. Super whackable but not super consistent
Sultans: Everybody loves Sultans as it's one of the most user friendly rights on the planet with long workable walls and some great barrel opportunities. Will handle a bit of a crowd due to the length of wave and several take off regions. Extremely consistent !
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.
Ali Khushruwan 'AYYA'
Ali or Ayya, is a professional bodyboarder who competes at various pro circuit events in and out of the Maldives. When Ayya isn’t flipping or spinning his way to victories on the bodyboard circuit, he is guiding our loyal customers on board the Manta Surf Charter.
And to prove he truly is ‘best in class’, Ali has just taken out the prestigious ‘best surf guide’ award for 2017 in the Maldives. Not only did Ali win this award but also the boat he works on, the Manta, won the Maldives best surf charter. How good does it get?
Apart from surfing the epic waves of the Maldives you'll have plenty to do on Manta. Chill under the sun on one of the many sundecks, enjoy a drink at the bar, dine under the stars on a warm tropical night or grab some surf motivation and watch a DVD and listen to your favourite tunes. Don't forget you're in the Maldives, one of the most desirable hot spots in the World, so enjoy a rare glimpse into Maldivian culture and request a cultural show or lose yourself in the clear aquamarine water and go snorkelling or fishing (including night fishing).