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  • Haira surf charter
The Perfect Wave Haira

IDEAL FOR

Experience level: Intermediate, Advanced
Time of year: April, May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct
Group type: Longboarders, Intermediate Waves, Group Surf Holidays - Chartered
Budget: <2000
Board type: All types

Quick Facts

    • One of the best AUS surf guides onboard
    • Luxury charter boat
    • Restaurant, bar and lounge for guests
    • Sundecks on the roof top
    • 3 levels of rooms and entertainment areas

SUMMARY

Haira is a luxury charter boat – built for the 2007 season. She requires a minimum of 8 passengers for an exclusive charter, and can accommodate up to 18, but prefers to charter with a maximum of 14. Haira also has one of the best Australian surf guides in the region onboard to ensure you have the best surf trip of your lives - Brian has over 12 years of experience surf guiding in the Maldives.

LOCATION

OTHER SAY...

"Great service and support from the Perfect Wave Team, The Boat crew were second to none and nothing was to much trouble for them. The surf guide quickly summed up our level of surfing experience and took us to the best waves for everyone to experience. When the weather turne"

- Peter
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"Great boat, great waves, good times!"

- Russ
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"Had nothing but a great experience from the initial stages of organizing the trip everyone was friendly and accomadating. To the surf guide and boat crew helping me scorie heaps of waves. YEW..Departure 01/08/2013 Singapore for 3 nights then on to the Maldives for 10 days on"

- Nathan
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"H Charlie, Just letting you know I had an awesome surfing trip in the Maldives on the Hiara recently. The friendly boat crew worked very hard and we had lots of fun with them. They cooked delicious meals and kept the boat clean and tidy. I would definitly recommend this trip"

- Tricia
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"This was my third trip to the Maldives. My first being 20 years ago. I can't believe how much it has changed. This trip was the best by far. Kim was "right on the ball!" Every detail was looked after with minimum time and fuss. Kim was very friendly and it seemed as though I"

- Mark
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"What an exciting adventure in the North Male Atoll aboard the Perfect Wave vessel Haira. 8 full days of surfing with a great bunch of blokes, amazing waves and crystal clear Maldivian water. We lucked into the swell of the season in the first 2 days, with Cokes and Chickens "

- Mark Cooper
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"Good Afternoon Kim, First off, that was a great trip. An experience I will never forget. Jeremy & Sarah were fantastic guides. The crew on the Haira were awesome plus the food was unbelievable. I could not fault my time away even if I tried. Everyone on the boat does it just"

- Blake
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"Dear Rhonda, Kim and the Perfect Wave crew, Just a quick email in regard to our recent trip to the Maldives. Where do I start? Wow, what an experience, We could not have asked for anything else. The crew on board were fantastic and the food was sensational. I thought I would"

- Jarrad
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"Dear Rhonda,the whole experience of our surf trip has been excellent.Singapore Airlines,the meet & greet at Male transfer to the Haira ,what a great boat & crew. Our surf guides Jeremy & Sarah were fantastic & very helpful with tips & local knowledge, they also took some gre"

- Mick
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"Hi Charlie, Just letting you know I had an awesome surfing trip in the Maldives on the Haira recently. The friendly boat crew worked very hard and we had lots of fun with them. They cooked delicious meals and kept the boat clean and tidy. I would definitly recommend"

- Tricia
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"The Haira is a sweet boat and Brian was a great surf guide, always obliging and well informed, as were all the Haira staff. We had some great waves and had an epic time, just wish the Maldives were closer to home! Next time I'd book flights earlier to avoid layovers in Male "

- Brett
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"Hey Perfect Wave, I just wanted to say a BIG thanks to everyone for organising the BEST surf trip ever in the Maldives. From the moment we stepped on to the awesome Haira the crew and Richee the surf tour guide provide myself and 7 mates 10 days of epic surf at Jails, Cok"

- Matt
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"We were wrapped as the trip was an epic couple of weeks. Those phantom big swells never did quite hit but we had some cracking days and some decent 5' pulses so happy days!! Big ups to Martee. Awesome guide, loving the local knowledge, make sure you hang on to him!! Menti"

- James
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"This was my first ever surf boat trip to the Maldives with “The Perfect Wave” and I felt it necessary to write in to you Jamie and the team to thank you very much for the such an incredible time. From the moment I booked the holiday, your team made the entire experience "

- Stu
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"I've been surfing for 21 years now, all of my travels have been to Indonesia ranging from over land roughing it in the Metawia's to chattering loud old diesel fishing boats to explore the islands of north Sumatra and of course to party central, Bali! This was the 1st orga"

- Phil
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"G'day Guys, Sorry for the late reply but I've been super busy since I returned from the Maldives, unfortunately life back home doesn't move at the same relaxed pace! I thought it was worth writing in to let you know what an awesome experience I had. The trip was quite well "

- John
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"Just got back on Monday 22 Aug from the best surf trip I've ever had. The Haira rocks! The Maldives rocks! The swell was all time. Just overhead first day, building to double overhead mid trip and bigger on one day. I'm a low intermediate level surfer and was with some great"

- Barry
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"All in all a rad trip. Scored some nice waves in the first few days & a crackin' last day at Jails. Would have loved to see it when it's really firing though. The Haira boat was amazing and Brian and all the crew were awesome and did everything required to make out trip as "

- Dan
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"Thanks so much!! Counting down the seconds till i can get myself over there again! Would definatly use Perfect Wave (Particular thanks to Jamie!) again.. Food = Great, Waves = Amazing, Location = Beautiful and couldnt ask for more from our surf guide, Brian. (knew where "

- Sean
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"We had an amazing experience in the Maldives! The surf was perfect the whole time and we even managed to score a few epic sessions with just our crew out. It truly is a remarkable place, the captain and crew were great and the snorkelling was fantastic too. We will definitel"

- Michael
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"G'day Richie, Sorry this is so late but just wanted to say thanks for organising our trip for us, we had a great time despite being a bit unlucky with the swell! Hope you enjoyed your trip too. Cheers DK "

- DK
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"Gday Jamie, Sorry for the late reply Ive been working away since the trip. The trip was sick, we all had an awesome time ,the boat was unreal and those last few days of swell were insane. Big thanks to all the crew for their hospitality ,they did a great job. "

- Andrew
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"Hey Rhonda, We had it all time and cant wait to go back in 2012. The trip and the boat was amazing and thanks again for putting us in contact with such an awesome boat. Brian and the boys were excellent and would not hesitate to recommend this charter to anyone. But maybe "

- Jens
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"Hello Rhonda We got back from our week in the Maldives last night. In short...the Maldives was the complete package and way beyond our expectations. The other guests on the 'Haira' were a top group of blokes and you couldn’t want for better 'play mates'. The Maldi"

- Janita
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About this Surf Charter

Overview

Haira is a top quality charter boat – only just built for the 2007 season. She requires a minimum of 8 passengers for an exclusive charter, and can accommodate up to 18, but prefers to charter with a maximum of 14.  She is very spacious with 3 levels of rooms & entertaining areas. There is a restaurant, bar & lounge – with a state-of-the-art entertainment system including large flat screen TV, DVD player, and connection for your Ipod. On the next level there is a funky disco bar with dance floor & open terrace/sunset deck. For those keen on soaking up the rays there are sun decks out the front on the second level and out on the roof.

For more information on the North & South Male Atolls, with break descriptions and seasonality, please check out our North & South Male Atolls region page.

Captain & Crew

At the head of 5 crew, you’ll find the licensed captain. He is ultimately in control of the safari. Haira’s captain has lots of experience boat chartering in the Maldives. He is supported by a second in charge, boat boys, and a full-time chef. One boat boy will be in charge of guest services and one will be a dinghy boy and in charge of anchoring. The crew are all local Maldivians so know the area extensively and you can be confident of their skills & expertise.

Knowledge is everything on a surf charter so an experienced surf guide is essential. Your surf guide on Haira is a qualified experienced western guide who will look after you on the boat and get you to your preferred choice of waves.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • 4 cabins with 1 double & 1 single bed.
  • 2 cabins with twin single beds.
  • 1 master cabin with a double bed.

All cabins have separate personally controlled air conditioning units and portholes if you prefer the natural ocean breezes. They also boast spacious ensuites with shower & toilet and hot & cold running water. Fresh cotton linen & towels are provided, beds are made daily by your crew.

Wall sockets on the boat are English and Asian, so we recommend you to bring a travel adaptor with you. Internet access is available if you bring your own laptop. Phone connection is available all around the Maldives - you can buy a local SIM at the airport on arrival for cheap calls home.

 

Specifications

  • Year built: 2007
  • Size: 28m x 3.60 x 7.6m beam, draft 1.85m
  • Cruising speed: 13knots
  • 220v Power: 1 no. Kohler Sound proof Generator - 23.5kv; 1 no. Kohler Sound proof Generator - 40.5kv
  • Desalination: Water Plant (6000Lts)
  • 02 Freezer / 01 refrigerator
  • Communication: VHF Radio / Mobile phone
  • Cabin Ventilation: Ceiling hatch and side windows
  • Equipments: Dingy with 25hp outboard engine
  • Snorkeling equipment (on request) - basic. If you prefer high quality gear, please bring your own.
  • Diving facilities (on request – please advise when booking)
  • Basic fishing gear (lines, hooks & weights)
  • The dinghy (tender) is available at all times to guests. On a surfing safari, primarily it is for getting surfers to the breaks, however it is also used for fishing, snorkeling, island visits and any other purpose guests may wish.
  • Dhoni (30 foot surf/dive boat) is available on request at extra cost.

Inclusions

 

  • Airport meet & greet.
  • Group return Male airport transfers. (individual transfers at extra cost)
  • Air conditioned twin cabin accommodation.
  • All meals; tea & coffee and bottled water.
  • Expert surf guide.
  • Use of basic snorkeling & fishing gear. (Equipment is basic hand lines and mask/snorkel, if you are wanting quality gear please feel free to bring your own with you).
  • Access to Kandooma Resort and its facilities - please note that this is only available when the boat is in South Male area (not available on Central/Southern Atolls trips).

 

On Haira, meals are all you can eat and are a mixture of Maldivian, Sri Lankan and western dishes. The chef is also willing to adjust the menu to suit individual needs if required. 

  • Breakfast is tea, coffee, fruit, juice, toast and a mix of jams and omelettes of your choice.
  • Lunch & dinner is a banquet of five different dishes with daily variations including fresh fish & tuna dishes, curries, rice and pasta dishes, vegetables and salads.
  • Evening meals are followed by dessert and lunch is followed by a fruit dish. Tea and coffee is served after all meals.  A hand of bananas ripen on the deck.

 

Extra Costs:

  • Alcohol is available for purchase. If you have any special requests, please let us know well in advance and we will do our best to organize your favourite brand.
  • "All you can eat and drink" seafood & Champagne (Moët) buffet at Kandooma Resort on Wednesdays. The cost is about $110++ per person. Please note that this is only available when the boat is in South Male area (not available on Central/Southern Atolls trips).
  • 30-foot surf & dive dhoni - minimum 2 weeks notice ($220 per day).
  • Fuel surcharge applies for trips to Central Atolls.

 

Internet Access

The best internet access now is a data SIM for a smartphone. You can the set your smartphone as a hotspot to service any tablet or computer. The data SIMs that The Perfect Wave Maldives offers for rental ($20 for the trip) have 1.6 GB available and if you want more data, you can recharge anywhere in Maldives. Groups can also use one SIM if they are low users and are willing to share.

Pricing & Packages
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DEPARTURE Return Duration Spots Price Notes Availability
04 May 2015 14 May 2015 10 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
15 May 2015 25 May 2015 10 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
26 May 2015 02 Jun 2015 7 Nights 12 1025  
03 Jun 2015 13 Jun 2015 10 Nights 12 1464  
14 Jun 2015 21 Jun 2015 7 Nights 6 1025 Individuals welcome 
22 Jun 2015 02 Jul 2015 10 Nights 12 1464  
03 Jul 2015 10 Jul 2015 7 Nights 12 1025  
11 Jul 2015 21 Jul 2015 10 Nights 12 1464  
22 Jul 2015 29 Jul 2015 7 Nights 12 1025  
30 Jul 2015 09 Aug 2015 10 Nights 12 1464  
10 Aug 2015 17 Aug 2015 7 Nights 12 1025  
18 Aug 2015 28 Aug 2015 10 Nights 12 1464  
29 Aug 2015 05 Sep 2015 7 Nights 12 1025  
06 Sep 2015 16 Sep 2015 10 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
17 Sep 2015 24 Sep 2015 7 Nights 12 1025  
25 Sep 2015 05 Oct 2015 10 Nights 12 1464  
06 Oct 2015 13 Oct 2015 7 Nights 12 1025  
14 Oct 2015 24 Oct 2015 10 Nights 12 1464  
25 Oct 2015 01 Nov 2015 7 Nights 12 1025  
Schedule last updated: 20 October 2014
Fuel surcharge applies for trips to Central Atolls.
  • 30-foot surf/dive dhoni is available for extra cost ($220 per day).
  • Charter duration is flexible with 7 - 14 night charters available - please ask your specialist for a customised quotation.
  • Please click "Enquire Now" to email us or call us Toll Free on +33 (0)5 58 47 65 01 (from the UK) or +33 (0)5 58 47 65 01 (outside the UK) to speak with one of our friendly consultants.

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Testimonials

We'd love to hear your feedback! Please click here to enter your testimonial of your holiday and your experience with The Perfect Wave.

Peter

Great service and support from the Perfect Wave Team, The Boat crew were second to none and nothing was to much trouble for them. The surf guide quickly summed up our level of surfing experience and took us to the best waves for everyone to experience. When the weather turned, island visits and a resort visit was arranged, along with snorkeling and scuba diving. I highly recommend to anyone considering a surf trip to the Maldives to book it with The Perfect Wave.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014
Russ

Great boat, great waves, good times!

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014
Nathan

Had nothing but a great experience from the initial stages of organizing the trip everyone was friendly and accomadating. To the surf guide and boat crew helping me scorie heaps of waves. YEW..Departure 01/08/2013 Singapore for 3 nights then on to the Maldives for 10 days on the Haira. Traveling around the Nth and central atols. I have to say our surf guide Jeremy and his wife Sarah were excellent in everyway they were welcoming and accommodating with any requests we had.The photos they took of us all were fantastic, could not have asked for a better guide. The Maldivian crew were 1st class friendly and helpful with any request. Food and cabins top shelf. A special thanks to Sarah for patching me up when I had a run in with my board. Wound healed up nice.

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Thursday 17 October 2013
Tricia

H Charlie, Just letting you know I had an awesome surfing trip in the Maldives on the Hiara recently. The friendly boat crew worked very hard and we had lots of fun with them. They cooked delicious meals and kept the boat clean and tidy. I would definitly recommend this trip to anyone and keen for another boat trip in the future. Jeremy and Sarah were very helpful surf guides and gave great advice. They are very good surfers and helped us sit in the best spots to catch the waves. Only knowing Dan before the trip, I became good friends with everyone else and everyone got along really well with plenty of laughs and good memories. Really stoked to get waves everyday. The crowds weren't too bad in fact I was expecting it to be busier but our first few days were the best. Great snorkelling and nice to just chill out on the boat. Thank you for a wonderful experience and looking forward to future bookings with The Perfect Wave.

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Mark

This was my third trip to the Maldives. My first being 20 years ago. I can't believe how much it has changed. This trip was the best by far. Kim was "right on the ball!" Every detail was looked after with minimum time and fuss. Kim was very friendly and it seemed as though I did not have to do anything at all in regards to organising this trip. We scored beautiful waves, beautiful weather, crystal clear warm water, had a great surf guide and crew and when we weren't surfing , we were eating, drinking and laughing from sun up to sun down. I can't remember the last time I surfed 7 days in a row. I can't wait to get back there!! I just hope my wife lets me out again! Mark Bannister (Former WCT Pro Surfer)

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Mark Cooper

What an exciting adventure in the North Male Atoll aboard the Perfect Wave vessel Haira. 8 full days of surfing with a great bunch of blokes, amazing waves and crystal clear Maldivian water. We lucked into the swell of the season in the first 2 days, with Cokes and Chickens absolutely firing. Surfed most of the popular breaks and some of the South Male setups. Crowds were there, but as always, timing was everything, with some memorable sessions with only our guys in the line up. The Haira is such a great boat, plenty of space, and the crew will have you well fed, rooms spacious, and the beers flowed all trip and were ice cold. Everyone was absolutely shattered by the final day, heading back home totally surfed out. Do yourself a favour and talk to Rhonda, Jamie and the Perfect Wave crew for your next surfing adventure. Epicswells Photo Trip, Coops, Yallingup WA, 27 July – 4 August 2013

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Blake

Good Afternoon Kim, First off, that was a great trip. An experience I will never forget. Jeremy & Sarah were fantastic guides. The crew on the Haira were awesome plus the food was unbelievable. I could not fault my time away even if I tried. Everyone on the boat does it justice & is a credit to your business. I will definitely recommend it to anyone looking for this kind of getaway in the Maldives.

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Jarrad

Dear Rhonda, Kim and the Perfect Wave crew, Just a quick email in regard to our recent trip to the Maldives. Where do I start? Wow, what an experience, We could not have asked for anything else. The crew on board were fantastic and the food was sensational. I thought I would come back from the trip lighter than when I left. However, I think I may have put some weight on because the food was so good! The surf guides Jeremy and Sarah were awesome. The surfing ability of all of the boys on our trip differed, however, Jeremey and Sarah continually ensured we were all regularly in the water. Their knowledge of the area and advice whilst surfing was unbelievable. They are both truly a credit to your organisation. Given our experience, I would definitely use your company again for our next surf trip. In fact, some of us have already started talking about it! I will send some photos on asap. Please give me a call if you would like me to expand on anything at all or complete a further testimonial. Again, what a sensational trip. Thank you for all the planning that you did. Have a great day and I look forward to talking with you soon. Regards, Jarrad

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Mick

Dear Rhonda,the whole experience of our surf trip has been excellent.Singapore Airlines,the meet & greet at Male transfer to the Haira ,what a great boat & crew. Our surf guides Jeremy & Sarah were fantastic & very helpful with tips & local knowledge, they also took some great photos & videos of all the boys.The chef did very well & there was nothing that I did not enjoy. Great surf which only got better the longer we were there,I would recommend this trip to anyone. Regards Mick

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Tricia

Hi Charlie, Just letting you know I had an awesome surfing trip in the Maldives on the Haira recently. The friendly boat crew worked very hard and we had lots of fun with them. They cooked delicious meals and kept the boat clean and tidy. I would definitly recommend this trip to anyone and keen for another boat trip in the future. Jeremy and Sarah were very helpful surf guides and gave great advice. They are very good surfers and helped us sit in the best spots to catch the waves. Only knowing Dan before the trip, I became good friends with everyone else and everyone got along really well with plenty of laughs and good memories. Really stoked to get waves everyday. The crowds weren't too bad in fact I was expecting it to be busier but our first few days were the best. Great snorkelling and nice to just chill out on the boat. Thank you for a wonderful experience and looking forward to future bookings with The Perfect Wave.

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Wednesday 31 July 2013
Brett

The Haira is a sweet boat and Brian was a great surf guide, always obliging and well informed, as were all the Haira staff. We had some great waves and had an epic time, just wish the Maldives were closer to home! Next time I'd book flights earlier to avoid layovers in Male and Singapore, but other than that a perfect holiday!

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Thursday 20 October 2011
Matt

Hey Perfect Wave, I just wanted to say a BIG thanks to everyone for organising the BEST surf trip ever in the Maldives. From the moment we stepped on to the awesome Haira the crew and Richee the surf tour guide provide myself and 7 mates 10 days of epic surf at Jails, Cokes, Sultans, Honky’s, Chickens along with great waves at Kandooma and Rip Tides. The PW crew did not miss a beat and were constantly watching the swell direction, winds and where the other boats were to ensure that we got the best waves at the right time. The trip provided me with my best, fastest and biggest face drop ever. I have come back an improved surfer which is not hard when you spend 6 to 7 hours in the water each day. All in all the waves, PW service and the Haira could not have been better. I would recommend it to anyone no matter what level of surfer. Look forward to next Perfect Wave surf experience next year. Cheers, Matt

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Thursday 29 September 2011
James

We were wrapped as the trip was an epic couple of weeks. Those phantom big swells never did quite hit but we had some cracking days and some decent 5' pulses so happy days!! Big ups to Martee. Awesome guide, loving the local knowledge, make sure you hang on to him!! Mentioned it to him at the time, but let him know that he is welcome at ours if he makes it to Melb's during his Ozzie sojourn later this year. The rest of the crew were fantastic, especially the chef…Gold.

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Monday 05 September 2011
Stu

This was my first ever surf boat trip to the Maldives with “The Perfect Wave” and I felt it necessary to write in to you Jamie and the team to thank you very much for the such an incredible time. From the moment I booked the holiday, your team made the entire experience thoroughly enjoyable with no stress and completely hassle free. The Haira boat was perfect with lots of space and a first class crew who non stopped looked after us with fantastic food, service and transfers to the surf breaks whenever required, those guys never stopped. Your advice re time of season for best waves was spot on and your surf guides put us in the barrel and on uncrowded waves regularly throughout the 10 days to make the trip absolutely insane. Without doubt the best surf trip I have ever been on !! Thanks guys for a holiday of a lifetime – fully stoked !!

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Friday 02 September 2011
Phil

I've been surfing for 21 years now, all of my travels have been to Indonesia ranging from over land roughing it in the Metawia's to chattering loud old diesel fishing boats to explore the islands of north Sumatra and of course to party central, Bali! This was the 1st organized surf trip and easily the longest time I have ever booked a trip out (booked in November). I can honestly say it was one of the best things I have ever done! From the organization of the holiday to the icing on the cake "the waves!!!" it was perfect! For starters we had a really great bunch of lads which is always a good start and then the crew on the Haira, so laid back and helpful, this made the whole experience, which just so happened to be all revolved around what seemed to be endless amounts of swell ha! We woke to 3-4 feet on the 1st day, just a lazy 8hr session at Jails to kick the trip off. The next morning Honkies/Sultans was on fire! followed by 2 and 1/2 days of chickens/cokes ranging around 4-6 feet (jelly arms were starting to kick in), had a small but very fun break down at Kandumas before heading back up to Jails where things got real PERFECT 6 foot, mild off shore winds to hold up what felt like 300 meter rides at times, insane fun! I think I got to about 4 o’clock and was done, only to come in, crack a beer, watch my mates surf something I have never seen before perfect 6 footers blowing off shore ALL DAY there was no break in the conditions, completely surfed out and mind boggling to what we all just scored on our 10 day surf adventure in the Maldives, one of the most memorable surf trips to date. Until we meet again The Perfect Wave! Unbelievable service and experience was on tap the whole time, very, very satisfied and would recommend The Perfect Wave to anyone, actually I already have ha! Thank you and kind regards Phil

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Tuesday 30 August 2011
John

G'day Guys, Sorry for the late reply but I've been super busy since I returned from the Maldives, unfortunately life back home doesn't move at the same relaxed pace! I thought it was worth writing in to let you know what an awesome experience I had. The trip was quite well organised from the start, all I had to do was grab my passport and pack my boards. The boat was unreal, the food was amazing and the waves were some of the best I've ever surfed. Worth a special mention was our guide Brian. He was friendly, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. Top bloke all round. Will definitely be coming back.

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Thursday 25 August 2011
Barry

Just got back on Monday 22 Aug from the best surf trip I've ever had. The Haira rocks! The Maldives rocks! The swell was all time. Just overhead first day, building to double overhead mid trip and bigger on one day. I'm a low intermediate level surfer and was with some great surfers and there was something for all of us. The boat crew were fantastic as was our guide Ritchie. Lots of room on the boat too. Will definitely go back! Soon! Thanks big time to the Perfect Wave for making this trip seamless and the perfect surf trip! Baz.

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Wednesday 24 August 2011
Dan

All in all a rad trip. Scored some nice waves in the first few days & a crackin' last day at Jails. Would have loved to see it when it's really firing though. The Haira boat was amazing and Brian and all the crew were awesome and did everything required to make out trip as perfect as possible. It was seemless from our pick up at Male right to the drop off. Water was warm, plenty of waves, beer was cold and food was delicious! Can't ask for much more than that, so cheers guys...

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Tuesday 02 August 2011
Sean

Thanks so much!! Counting down the seconds till i can get myself over there again! Would definatly use Perfect Wave (Particular thanks to Jamie!) again.. Food = Great, Waves = Amazing, Location = Beautiful and couldnt ask for more from our surf guide, Brian. (knew where and when to get the waves, easygoing, and on top of that a good, fun guy) Thankyou ALL again.

Experience Begun: May 2011
Created on: Monday 16 May 2011
Michael

We had an amazing experience in the Maldives! The surf was perfect the whole time and we even managed to score a few epic sessions with just our crew out. It truly is a remarkable place, the captain and crew were great and the snorkelling was fantastic too. We will definitely return! Shukuriyya :)

Experience Begun: May 2011
Created on: Monday 16 May 2011
DK

G'day Richie, Sorry this is so late but just wanted to say thanks for organising our trip for us, we had a great time despite being a bit unlucky with the swell! Hope you enjoyed your trip too. Cheers DK

Experience Begun: September 2010
Created on: Wednesday 10 November 2010
Andrew

Gday Jamie, Sorry for the late reply Ive been working away since the trip. The trip was sick, we all had an awesome time ,the boat was unreal and those last few days of swell were insane. Big thanks to all the crew for their hospitality ,they did a great job. Cheers , Andrew miller

Experience Begun: January 2008
Created on: Monday 06 September 2010
Jens

Hey Rhonda, We had it all time and cant wait to go back in 2012. The trip and the boat was amazing and thanks again for putting us in contact with such an awesome boat. Brian and the boys were excellent and would not hesitate to recommend this charter to anyone. But maybe keep it quiet for the crowd reasons. Thanks again for all your help and will be booking again for 2012.

Experience Begun: July 2010
Created on: Monday 23 August 2010
Janita

Hello Rhonda We got back from our week in the Maldives last night. In short...the Maldives was the complete package and way beyond our expectations. The other guests on the 'Haira' were a top group of blokes and you couldn’t want for better 'play mates'. The Maldives is now to me a highly recommended destination for so many reasons. What occurs to me is..."If you are a gumby occasional longboard surfer whose idea of a surfing challenge is a gentle rolling friendly 2' swell at First Point, should you dare to dream that you could aspire to go on a surf charter to the Maldives and mix it with short board maniacs who want to shred and carve every massive wave in sight until they are in a state of exhaustion? Yes, yes and YES! Don’t dare to dream it....just do it." Watching a group of guys whose surfing skills match the qualities of the waves in the Maldives is an experience all in itself. We wisely played around the safe edges of their frantic pace and I personally paddled for hours and kms and kms each day on my Stand Up Board exploring the atolls and checking out the resorts, the lagoons and reefs....a beyond magical experience. Then to get back to the Haira and listen to the guys debrief their session was so much fun and very, very educational! Because David and I are not full time surfers, the absolute highlight of our trip was a few days spent wandering around Thuslusdoo and Male. Loz was a very, very hospitable guide and deserves BIG congratulations for having the PR skills to keep us all happy depending on if some wanted to keep on the same break, move to another, try fishing or go to Male for the day. It would be hard work I am sure but he did such a great job and it would be very challenging to be the host of such a weird mix of people (I mean us as the gummbies and all other passengers as serious surfers). I will send a few of the best of our photos later Rhonda...jet lag from yesterday is making my head porridge and our house is strangely rocking in the same rhythm as the 'Haira'. Thank you again for giving us a priceless memory Best regards, Janita – Torquay Aug09

Experience Begun: January 2008
Created on: Thursday 11 February 2010
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