Haira Maldives Surf Safaris

Maldives Surf Trip

Owned and operated by Ibrahim Naseer, a Maldivian business man with 40 years experience in the safari business. Good owner, good crew, good guide, good food and of course, good surf. Choose the isolation of the Central Atolls or the always pumping Male Atolls and you get the holiday dreams are made of.

The pics and specs do the talking on this boat.

NORTH & SOUTH MALE ATOLLS

Arguably the most prolific wave producing area in the World.

These two Atolls are at the centre of the Maldives, geography wise, urbanization wise and surfing wise. They attract people from all over the planet and are unique in so many ways.

From the moment you step off the plane at Velena International Airport the feeling is unique. Surrounded by water as soon as you exit the Arrivals area you are transported by boat to your destination. Be it a local Village or Safari boat the sensation is exhilarating and vastly different to the normal transfer in other parts of the World.

Surfing in this part of the Country is as good as it gets. North and South Male Atolls are blessed with many high quality surf points all in close proximity. If you count only the most known of the spots the number is around twenty. From Chickens and Cokes to the North to Riptides and Last Stops to the South. All can be accessed within two hours in a speed launch this making it the most surfed area in the Maldives.

North Male is the swell magnet. From March through to October there are few days that you would not rate highly. This period has constant swell from the South West to South East and wind remaining from the South West to North West. Therefore always swell always offshore wind. Even with strong winds and stormy weather it is still possible to surf. The storms usually pass within an hour or two and it’s back to surfing on the leeward side of the Island.

Central Atolls

Many Uninhabited Islands.

Maldives Central Atolls consist of many Uninhabited Islands that are not so common especially in North and South Male Atolls however there are many outside of these two Atolls.

Surfing the Central Atolls is becoming a major attraction for surfers from all over the World because upon leaving North Male the crowd factor diminishes and the feeling becomes different. A Safari in these remote Island Atolls offers a look at the real Maldivian paradise.

There are reliably consistant waves in all Atolls except Vaavu, which is the most spectacular Atoll for a scenic cruise. Meemu, Dhaalu, Thaa, and Laamu offer many surf points and work on South West to South East swell. An experienced surf guide is a great asset in this region.

Some of the more famous surf points in the Centrals are F’Ones, Mauroofs, The Farm, Chambers, Ying Yangs and Machines.

INCLUSIONS

Airport meet & greet.

Group return airport transfers (individual transfers at extra cost).

Unlimited tea, coffee with espresso coffee at extra cost.

Experienced local surf guide.

Dinghy tender.

Use of basic snorkelling & fishing gear. (Equipment is basic hand lines and mask/snorkel & fins. Or please feel free to bring your own with you).

Maldivian US$6 per person per night Green Tax.

THE BOAT

Built: January 2007

Length overall: 28M

Hull Type: Wood

Beam: 7.60 M

Draft: 3.60 M

Main Engine: 350 HP CUMMINS Marine Engine

Cruising Speed: 12 knots

Power supply: 24hrs 220volt/50Hz A/C, 2 sets KOHLER sound proof generators (combined 63 KW)

Water supply: Aqua Tec Desalination Plant 6000 liters storage tank 4000 liters, hot
water system

Safety Equipment: First Aid Kit, Fire extinguishers, Life Jackets

Nautical Equipment: radio set. VHF, GPS.

Decks: large top sun deck – deck chairs available. Open terrace deck (2nd level) Seats
on 2nd level deck are sun/rain protected.

Saloon: Spacious salon with LCD 40” TV, Hi-Fi System, DVD player and Disco lights

Cabins: 8 comfortable, air-conditioned double/twin cabins, each with port holes. All
cabins with en-suite shower, hot and cold water and toilet.

Accommodation: Lower deck – 4 cabins with a double bed and a single bunk in each
cabin, 2 cabins with 2 single bunks in each cabin and 1 cabin with a double bed. Upper deck – 1 cabin with a double bed.

Total capacity: 20 persons in 8 cabins

Kitchen: Table top cookers, 2 Freezers / 2 Refrigerators. Full board (3 meals a day)
consisting of a balanced mixture of international and local cuisines served buffet style.
Complimentary tea, coffee, Juice and mineral water served all day.

Bar: Bar in the saloon and Disco offers a wide choice of fresh fruit juice, soft drinks, cocktails, liquors, wine and beer.

Crew: 7 crews including Skipper & Chef

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Alcohol is available for purchase.

There are a range of snacks available such as Mars Bars and Twix bars on board to purchase.

INTERNET ACCESS

The cheapest option is to just grab a SIM from one of the local providers which can be purchased at the airport once you have cleared customs, or at a local village during your trip.

Haira Prices

Duration of trips are flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.

10 day Male Atoll Safari (minimum 10 pax) US$2200 per person

10 day Central Atoll Safari (minimum 10 pax) US$2400 per person

14 day Male Atoll Safari (minimum 10 pax) US$3080 per person

14 day Central Atoll Safari (minimum 10 pax) US$3360 per person

Notes

Price does not include Airfares. International or Domestic if required.

Prices above are per person prices based on a full charter booking of 10 people.

Charter duration can be flexible.

Bookings are only made firm after deposit is received.

Deposits required US$500 per person or $5,000 exclusive boat.

Full payment required minimum 60 days before departure.

Full payment is required immediately for any bookings made inside of 60 days before departure.