Central Atolls

Ocean Pavilion Two Bedroom with Pool Exterior

Niyama Resort - Central Atolls

From US$ 3,391 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Niyama is the only resort in the remote, uncrowded Dhaalu Atolls. This brand-new, ultra modern splendid property has a great location with quality surf and dive spots off the island. The staff is top class and you can expect high-end service and absolutely luxurious accommodation.
Machine surf break

Amra Palace Hotel & Spa - Maldives

From US$ 794 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, June, July, August, September, October, May

Amra Palace is a quality, affordable option for the Central Atolls. If doing a boat charter is not an option, Amra offers elegant, nice accommodation, tasty meals and daily surf transfers to the nearby surf breaks.
Laamu Water Villa with Pool

Six Senses Laamu - Maldives

From US$ 3,938 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

A stunning private island resort offering barefoot luxury. Over-water Villas with glass dining tables and bathtubs; and beachfront villas with treetop dining decks and viewing platforms. Check out the spun glass wine tower and over-water restaurant.
The Perfect Wave Hamathi - Outer Atolls

The Perfect Wave Hamathi - Outer Atolls

From US$ 2,460 pp for 10 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, June, July, August, September, October, May

For groups of 8-10 surfers, Hamathi offers you a unique experience to chase remote waves across the Maldives, with the best guide in the country. Chase the waves, run away from the crowds and wake up next to a new wave in the morning.
Surf Coaching with Barton Lynch on Carpe Vita

Surf Coaching with Barton Lynch on Carpe Vita

From US$ 3,743 pp for night

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, May

The Perfect Wave is very proud to team up with Barton Lynch to offer you the a unique surf experience: Maldives surf coaching clinic with Barton & Holly Lynch for 8 nights on board the luxurious Carpe Vita Surf Charter.

The Perfect Wave Carpe Vita - Male & Central Atolls

The Perfect Wave Carpe Vita - Male & Central Atolls

From US$ 2,596 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, June, July, August, September, October, May

Live your life to the fullest. This boat has the crew, the equipment and the toys to match your highest expectations. We are going to spoil you on this boat with world class surfing and diving. In the evening, you will chill out in the jacuzzi while the bartender makes you a drink and chef dishes up an all-you-can eat feast.

Legends Series - Surf With Bob McTavish

Legends Series - Surf With Bob McTavish

From US$ 3,442 pp for 8 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

May

The Perfect Wave is very proud to team up with Bob McTavish to offer you the following unique surf experience: Maldives surf charter Carpe Vita with the legend.
Hariyana One Maldives

Hariyana One Maldives

From US$ 1,208 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, June, July, August, September, October, May

Hariyana is a great-value Maldives surf charter with an experienced surf guide on board. It has 7 nice twin-share cabins for max 14 people, but we limit the number of surfers to max 12 to give you more space on board. This boat offers 7-night Male Atolls trips and 10-night trips between Male and Central Atolls.

Region Information

Overview

The Central Atolls of the Maldives is a tropical island paradise with pristine clear waters and world renowned for its beautiful resorts with overwater bungalows, perfect for honeymooners, families or couples. The Maldives has something for every budget with local island surf camps for the more budget conscious or affordable resorts perfect for families. For the surfer wanting to maximize their surf time the best way to get the most out of a surfing trip in the Central atolls is to get on one of our surf charter boats.

The Central Atolls lie 140kms south of Male. This area was first discovered many years ago, but didn’t become a commercial surf destination until 2004. To this day there are still few boats in the area. It is perfect for those wanting to experience uncrowded surf. You need to ensure you are travelling with an experienced operator who knows the area well.

Central Atolls favourites

With so many atolls littered with islands and reef breaks which form amazing remote surf breaks, you need to have an experienced guide. So if you are travelling on a surf charter, you should ensure you are with a reputable and experienced operator. Not only to get the best waves but to ensure the safety of your charter which is paramount. The Perfect Wave operates 5 surf charter boats in the Maldives and has 2 boats servicing the Central atolls region, the Hamathi and Carpe Vita. Our guides, Captains and crew are the most experienced in running surf charters in the region. We even guarantee our trips with our TPW service guarantee, so don’t risk your surf holiday by booking any other charter boat.

If a boat isn’t what you are looking for, we have some amazing resort options for you. One of the most popular breaks in the region is Ying Yangs, which is a world class right hander and you can stay at the luxurious Six Senses Laamu to surf this daily.

Where to stay

Our Maldives Central Atolls packages include:

Surf charters – catering for budget and luxury surf charters for groups and solo surfers accessing remote and uncrowded waves.

Five-star resorts – Surf whilst staying in some of the most luxury accommodation available in the world. Couples and families - this is for you.

Surf Camps – a great budget option for small groups and solo surfers.

The prime swell months in the Central Atolls are from March through October. The main atolls that are referred to as the Central Atolls are Meemu, Dhaalu, Thaa & Laamu, which are all south of Male and range from 9 hrs to 24 hrs motoring by boat to access. The fastest way to get here is by domestic flight or seaplane. We have recently been travelling north as well to Baa and Lhaviyani as there is some really nice breaks in this area that is also considered part of the Central Atolls.

Average wave height generally ranges from 2 to 5ft, though you can expect on average at least a dozen 6-8ft swells a season. The waves don’t quite have the intense power of Indonesia. They are perfect for having fun whilst also providing endless high performance waves. It’s a great all round option for all surfers, whether advanced, intermediate or even beginners. The wide variety of waves on offer in The Maldives makes it equally appealing to long boarders, knee Boarders, stand-up paddle boarders and of course advanced, high performance short boarders seeking a comfortable surf holiday.

Every Perfect Wave surf experience specialist has spent a lot of time in The Maldives, so we are extremely knowledgeable about the surfing options here. We can book you a luxury surf resortluxury surf resort with a wave at your doorstep or where you can take a surfer transfer “Dhoni” local boat to some nearby breaks. Alternatively we operate surf charter boats so you or your group can get a budget to luxury boat, complete with expert surf guides guaranteeing you maximum water time and a variety of quality surf spot choices, taking into account all the variables.

 

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Central Atolls

The Meemu, Thaa and Laamu Atolls offer spots exposed to all wind directions and for all levels. All spots in the Meemu Atoll are on a coastline facing to the east. There is always a left or a right hander well protected from the predominant south westerly wind directions, but south easterly or even easterly winds may affect all spots negatively. All spots are close to each other so you can change spots within a few minutes!

The Thaa Atoll picks up south east swell and may be even bigger than spots on east facing coastlines of other atolls. Due to its secluded location it is almost guaranteed that you will not even spot another surf charter during your stay. The spots are well protected from North to Northwest winds. Conditions may be fickle with other wind directions. This area will be chosen only in very stable weather conditions.

Spots in the Laamu Atoll are spread from the south facing coastline along the east facing up to the north east corner where waves wrap around. As a result you will find spots protected from all wind directions except a rare straight easterly breeze. The first resort on the atoll has now opened and you can now stay at the luxury Six Senses Resort, which is directly across the channel to Ying Yang surf break.

 
 

Meemu Atoll

  • Veyvah - Perfect left hander with long wall. Easy take off with several options with long rides. Not too heavy - great fun.
  • Mulha - Right hander that can hold bigger swells, easy to ride even when it is big. Good for intermediates and even beginners.
  • Mulha - The left her is a pretty shallow, fast wave. Works only in certain types of conditions.
  • Muli Inside/F1 - A very fast right, with long walls, hollow, barreling, can be shallow, but still with a safe ending. Very well protected from southerly winds, needs bigger swells to work.
  • Muli Outside/Mushrooms - Picks up more swell, good in SW winds, right hander with long walls, can max out easily, easy exit on the corner.

Thaa Atoll

  • Malik’s - When the wind is from the southeast and the swell is large from the southwest you should head to the island of Hirilandhoo. The left hand reef pass there can produce some great barrels on long and speedy walls.
  • Adonis - This right hander needs bigger swells as it is more protected. Can get fast and hollow, shallow sections. If it is on the rides can be pretty long.
  • Outside and Inside Mikados - Powerful waves with fast, hollow walls. Can produce some awesome barrels. Catches more swell than other spots in this area but is less protected to winds. When it is on, it can give you the surf of your lifetime.
  • Finnimas - Speedy, shallow left that can produce some firing waves. When it is on it can provide some greenroom time.
  • Finnimas – On the other side of the island there is a right hander that sometimes breaks.
  • Timarafuri - Pretty straight reef. Tends to close out. Can be fun in a sectiony swell with a beach break style.

Laamu Atoll

  • Langon Bank - This right needs big easterly swells but is very well protected from southerly winds. This spot is rarely surfed due to a lack of anchorage.
  • Tsunamis - When the swell is big this right hand wave is just perfect. It has three parts to it. The outside, corner and the inside. All three parts are connecting when the swell is right and make the wave tons of fun. Usually you take off at the outside. The reef is pretty straight here and you can pull into the barrel just after take off. When you are fast enough you get to the corner where waves are a bit mellower and give you a little break to do performance turns. Stay on from there to the inside and you will get another long and heavy barrel section. Unfortunately this wave is always smaller than Ying Yang and has its flat spells. Also currents can get very heavy to make this impossible to surf.
  • Opposite Tsunamis - This left picks up probably the most swell of all east facing spots in the Laamu atoll. As the reef is quite straight it tends to close out though. When Tsunamis is too small this left can be fun. It is well protected from westerly to northerly winds.
  • Refugee’s Left - Heavy left that tends to close out picks up a lot of swell.
  • Refugee’s Right - Fast and shallow take off, barreling, spitting, perfect wave. Only for those who can handle the speed! Quite dangerous wave, Tsunamis usually works better.
  • Ying Yang - one of the most consistent spots in the area and loves a solid southeast swell. Yin Yang has a long inside section and can produces some incredibly hollow barrels.Outside is a mellow wall with safe rides in deep water.
Southern Atolls (Gaarfu Dhaarl & Adu) Surf Trips & Luxury Resorts

Southern Atolls (Gaarfu Dhaarl & Adu) Surf Trips & Luxury Resorts

North & South Male Atolls

North & South Male Atolls