North & South Male Atolls

Your Resort from the sky

Club Med Kani Resort

From US$ 1,643 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Club Med is well known for their all inclusive luxury family holidays. All meals and drinks included, plus a multitude of activities to keep everyone entertained.  Ninja's surf break a short walk over the reef.

Four Seasons - Kuda Huraa

Four Seasons - Kuda Huraa

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Surf Skill

Beginner - Advanced

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Season

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

Unsurpassedluxury, ranked #3 for hotels in North Male by Trip Advisor. From theprivate island spa, to the kids club, world class diving, big gamefishing and surf school, Four Seasons caters spectacularly for the wholefamily.
Kandooma Surf Resort - Maldives

Kandooma Surf Resort - Maldives

From US$ 1,170 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Our most popular surf experience by far, with the greatest number of repeat clients and referrals.  Kandooma is the best value for money luxury accommodation with all the service & facilities of a 5-star resort and a surf break at your doorstep.
The Perfect Wave Cokes Surf Camp

The Perfect Wave Cokes Surf Camp

From US$ 336 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, May

Score the famous waves in Maldives on a budget. The Perfect Wave Cokes Surf Camp is all about surfing the famous Chickens and Cokes breaks. This surf camp has the perfect location in the North Male Atoll and is the perfect alternative or extension to a surf charter boat trip. 
Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort - Lohis

Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort - Lohis

From US$ 1,578 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

With a left-hander just out the front, and a number of good options  nearby, HudhuranFushi Resort is a good North Male option for groups of surfers or even non-surfing partners.
Legends Series - Surf with Pam Burridge

Legends Series - Surf with Pam Burridge

From US$ 2,676 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

June

Australia’s Queen of the surf is hosting a coaching trip in paradise with her husband, legendary shaper Mark Rabbidge at Kandooma Resort, the Maldives. Pam Burridge will give you plenty of coaching tips and guidance. This experience is not designed for beginners, but for intermediate or experienced surfers comfortable surfing reef breaks.

Surf with Occy and Jay in the Maldives

Surf with Occy and Jay in the Maldives

From US$ 3,433 pp for 8 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

September

Share this boat with Occy and Jay for an epic experience for both surfers and their groms. A great surf photography option with Andy Potts will ensure some epic images and video content. The Perfect Wave surf guides will show you Male Atolls and beyond. The boat is big and spacious and accompanied by a dhoni so we can support multiple surf sessions at nearby breaks. The size and comfort of the Haira is great for those post-surf evening dinners and beers.

Surf Music in Paradise - Jimmy Barnes at Kandooma

Surf Music in Paradise - Jimmy Barnes at Kandooma

From US$ 1,875 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Beginner - All Levels

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

September

Jimmy Barnes is an absolute legend of Australian music, his catalogue from Cold Chisel and his solo career is a soundtrack to several generations. This exclusive series of gigs showcases Jimmy and his favourite songs, supported by his family band - in paradise! Join Jimmy Barnes for 3 x intimate gigs in a stunning tropical setting. Relax all day, share in great music and vibes in to the evenings
The Perfect Wave Cobia

The Perfect Wave Cobia

From US$ 1,249 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, June, July, August, May

Any core surfer should experience Maldives Male Atolls at least once. This area has so many waves, and so many good setups...Groups or individuals of up to 10 can share this comfortable boat with air-conditioned cabins. We strive for top value for money on this surf charter.
Surf Sojourn with The Perfect Wave

Surf Sojourn with The Perfect Wave

From US$ 917 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Surf Sojourn surf charter is a quality budget Maldives surf holiday option for groups of 4 - 10 surfers. Lead by an experienced crew, this surf boat will take you to the best spots in the island chain. If you have a small group of friends looking for something exclusive, this is the perfect boat for you.
Kandooma Surf Coaching with Barton Lynch

Kandooma Surf Coaching with Barton Lynch

From US$ 3,175 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

May

Barton Lynch will help you with your knowledge of the ocean and the breaks you surf and show you how to manage the lineup to catch more waves. There will be a focus on learning the correct techniques and style for all the manoeuvres. Barton Lynch will share stories from his years on the world tour and give you an insiders view into the world of professional surfing as well as equipment analysis - quiver and board advice from the World Champion.
The Perfect Wave Carpe Novo - Male & Central Atolls

The Perfect Wave Carpe Novo - Male & Central Atolls

From US$ 2,807 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Introducing the 2016-built Carpe Novo, 140 feet of elegance and function encompassing all that surf travel dreams are made of. If finding new waves in the most pristine waters in the world sounds like your type of escape, then look no further than the newest addition to our Maldivian safari fleet.

The Perfect Wave Carpe Diem - Male & Central Atolls

The Perfect Wave Carpe Diem - Male & Central Atolls

From US$ 1,896 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

A large and luxurious surf charter with 3 decks and 10 guest cabins, that sails with a max of 12 surfers to avoid overcrowding.  The staff and crew provide a high level of service to ensure an unforgettable surf experience.
The Perfect Wave Haira

The Perfect Wave Haira

From US$ 1,716 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

Share this boat with a group of 8-12 surfing mates, and let The Perfect Wave surf guide show you Male Atollsand beyond. The boat is so big and spacious, which is great for those post-surf evening dinners and beers.
Sunshine Surf Girls Trips in the Maldives

Sunshine Surf Girls Trips in the Maldives

From US$ 2,070 pp for 10 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

October

Sunshine Surf Girls from the Sunshine Coast invite you to amazing all-girls surf trips on board the beautiful Cobia in the Maldives. 10 girls, 10 days, one boat... these trips will be so much fun.

Region Information

The Maldives is your perfect destination for a surf charter adventure or family holiday in a beautiful resort with a wave out front catering for both surfers and non-surfers. Experienced surfers love to come here to score quality waves in the peak season, while intermediate short board and long board surfers will find long, fun, peeling rights and lefts.

Male Atolls favourites

North Male has some of the best Maldivian surf breaks. Chicken’s and Cokes, are superb waves offering a left and a right. Lohis is a quality left just outside the Hudhuranfushi Resort. Honkeys, Sultans and Jails are quality surf spots not to be missed.

In South Male, we run a surf program at Holiday Inn Kandooma Resort, where Kandooma Right & Foxeys Left work their magic. Nearby Riptides is another quality right, while Tucky Joes is one of the best lefts in the Maldives. Natives, Quarters and Kates are other quality waves which you can reach by surf transfers run out of Kandooma Resort or by boat charter.

 

Where to stay

Core surfers should take the opportunity to jump aboard on of The Perfect Wave’s boat charters. These are amazing trips run by The Perfect Wave with very experienced captains and crew, comfortable air-conditioned accommodation and some of the best surf guides in the Maldives.

For a family surf trip, several resorts have a surf break out the front, quality restaurants and kids clubs, with some of the resorts offering a professional surf program. The Perfect Wave runs a surf and yoga program at Holiday In Holiday Inn Kandooma Resort, and we keep the numbers of surfers in the area limited to make sure the break does not get crowded. YOU MUST BOOK A SURFER PACKAGE THROUGH THE PERFECT WAVE TO BE ABLE TO SURF AT THE RESORT.

Cokes Surf Camp is the first and the original surf camp in the Maldives. Situated nearby the famous Cokes and Chickens, you can surf 2 of the best Maldives breaks.

For a total luxury experience its really worth looking at the Four Season Kuda Huraa, which is just amazing. If this is beyond a particular budget we have other quality chooses like Club Med Kani or Hudhuranfushi resort for a full package deal.

Our Maldives Male Atolls packages include:

Surf charters – maximize your time in water, discover a wide range of waves and live the dream. We cater for groups and solo surfers on our charters.

Five-star resorts – Couples and families will love these amazing resorts with plenty on offer for both surfers and non-surfers.

Surf Camps – combine the surf lifestyle of a boat with privacy of land camp. This is really good budget option for small groups and solo surfers.

If you have never been to Maldives or are a seasoned traveller who wants to return there, Male Atolls are easy to get to, offer quality surf, great boats, comfortable resorts and a truly amazing surf holiday to remember. Give us a call to chat about your preferences and we guarantee that we will find an option that suits your needs.

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The best time to surf the Male Atolls is during the South-West Monsoon season, from April to October, with May-August period being the peak wave season. Amazingly this also happens to be a low season in terms of Maldives travel calendar. This means that the resort prices are much lower than during the peak November-February period which caters for dive holidays during this period.

North and South Male Atoll surf spots offer rights and lefts suitable for everyone from low intermediate to professional surfers. These breaks can be accessed in two ways; by staying on a surf charter boat and having the flexibility to wake up next to a new wave each morning, and by surf transfers, if you are staying at a resort - although not all the spots can be accessed from the resorts.

If your focus is to surf as many waves as possible and maximize your time in water, surf charter’s are the best option for the ultimate surf-eat-drink-sleep lifestyle – from value charters like Cobia and Hamathi to higher-end Haira and luxurious Carpe Vita. However for a family man or a couple on a honeymoon, the resorts offer the perfect balance of having access to quality surf and plenty of other activities. Maldivian resorts are some of the most luxurious in the world, with prices being very affordable. Kandooma Resort is one of the best surf resorts in the world and The Perfect Wave runs the amazing surf experience centre which has a fully equipped surf school as well.

The water temperature is very consistent all year at 28 degrees.

North Male

  • Chickens - Eastern reef of North Male Atoll. This long, excellent left-hander has two sections with an enjoyable, thin, peeling, racing lip. Best winds are NW-NNE (offshore). It was named because of the poultry farm on the island and is only accessed by boat.
  • Cokes – Also at the eastern reef of North Male Atoll, this wave is a short but intense ride that is perfect for barrels with a steep barrelling take off, then a very shallow inside section that opens up even more than the takeoff. Ideal on a straight south swell and winds NW. Named after the Coca-Cola factory on the island, beautiful view of palm fringed beach from the surf zone. To best experience Cokes, you can stay at our surf camp right on the point of the break itself.
  • Lohis –Good and hollow left-hander with two sections. Need big SE swells and high tides to work well. Best during NW-NE offshore winds. This is the break at HudhuranFushi Resort.
  • Ninjas - North Male Atoll break out the front of Club Med Resort. This slow right-hander is good for beginners and long-boarders. Best on W-NW winds with a moderate S swell. It was named Ninjas due to the Japanese riders that love the break.However can be a serious wave when a big SE swell hits it.
  • Honkeys - One of the most consistent waves of North Male Atoll off the island of Thanburudhoo which is uninhabited. This is an excellent, long, world-class left-hander. The take-off is a steep outside peak called 'Phantoms', which slingshots into a very long, walled, super fast section called the 'Pinnacles’. Rides are 100 to 150 meters. It is best on high tide with any wind from W to N and is only accessed by boat.
  • Sultans – Easy spot located off Thanburudhoo island on the other side of Honkey’s. Excellent and long right-hander that can become very walled and long but only with big swells from the south. One of the most consistent waves of the Male atolls that never closes out, even on large swells. It is best at high tide and with west to north winds.
  • Jails – Jails is actually the break off the island Himmafushi which used to actually have a jail on it. The jail has moved to a new one, but the name stays. This wave is a perfect right-hand reef break with a big wack able wall and fats sections to get a few cover ups. One of the most popular breaks due to the fact it isn’t a heavy wave and is normally a little smaller than its cousin Honkey’s across the channel.

 

 South Male
  • Kandooma Right is at your doorstep if you're staying at Kandooma Resort. You could throw a cricket ball on the take off zone from your villa. A fast breaking right with two take off spots, the first an easier option with the second a more critical take off. This wave breaks over relatively shallow reef for 100 meters and provides many barrel opportunities. It is best on a mid tide and is one of the best waves in the Maldives  when 3 to 6ft. It likes a SE swell direction and is offshore in any W win.
  • Natives/Foxys -  This wave is very fast and hollow breaking over relatively shallow coral. It's "Goofys Paradise" or if you're fast on the backhand you will love this wave. Breaks for 100 to 150 metres and provides many barrel opportunities. Best with SE swell and NW wind. On transfer you will visit both Foxy’s and Rip Tides, so you get the best of both worlds.
  • Riptides - A right hander breaking for 150 meters on a reef in the middle of a channel. Need a transfer to this wave even though it is very close. The wave is aptly named as sometimes very strong currents can sweep you seaward so we always check current conditions before settling in for a session. Great wave for the longboarders and shortboarders as well as low intermediate surfers, providing very carvable walls with the occasional hollow section. Best with S swell and SW wind.
  • Twin Peaks - Iyaru Faru near the island of Gulhi, an inhabited island, eastern reef of South Male Atoll. Sectiony left & right, which picks up more swell than most of the breaks in South Malé Atoll. Can have a good end section on the left in a big southerly swell. The right is a real mixed bag and rarely delivers the goods. Best in N winds, and the higher the tide, the better.
  • Quarters - Gulhigaathuhuraa, uninhabited island attached to Anantara Resort. Eastern Reef of South Male Atoll. The wave has two sections, the outside is a fat, slow and meandering wave perfect for longboarders and even beginners and the inside section is a really nice, fast little right-hander that picks up less swell than most other places but on its day delivers perfect barrels. Best in winds W to NW, named after the resort workers' quarters on the island.
  • Kates - Boduhuraa, uninhabited island near the Anantara Resort, eastern reef of South Male Atoll. Small short left, best in winds NW to N. This wave is a fickle one, but with the right conditions is a very fun option.
  • Tucky Joes / Boatyards - Considered by those "in the know", to be the best break in the Maldives on it’s day. The take off can be steep and a very fast reaction is required to set up for the freight train ahead. Up to 200 mtrs long it offers many barrel opportunities, sometimes linking to offer long intense rides out of the sun. On a perfect day you will get 3 barrel sections with the best being the last if you have the guts to take it on. The reef is shallow and low tide can stop play. Prefers light NW wind and SE swell. Not for the faint hearted on a big day.
Northern Atolls

Northern Atolls

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

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

Central Atolls

Central Atolls