Chase a great variety of waves in Male as well as the Outer Atolls aboard The Perfect Wave Naera, a spacious surf charter with 8 comfortable cabins, and the option for a masseuse and a jetski.
Your Perfect Wave expert surf guide will take you to new and great waves every morning. The Naera is a spacious twin hull boat that offers comfort and luxury on the ocean.
Access to waves is made easier with you own 18m Dhoni boat and 5m Dinghy (tender).
The MV Naera is the newest addition to The Perfect Wave Maldives Charter Fleet. This spectacular catamaran with 8 air-conditioned guest cabins and is capable of cruising at night to maximise surfing time during daylight hours. The Naera offers you a unique experience to chase remote waves across the Maldives, with one of the most experienced guides in the country. Chase the waves, run away from the crowds and wake up next to a new wave in the morning.
This is a twin hull boat, so it's very stable and comfortable due to its sea-faring design. Features a bar and massive internal and external dining areas, library, Bose sound system, TV with DVD. Air conditioning is in all bedrooms. Rooms are available with a queen sized bed ideal for couples, or double bunk for families.
There is a masseuse on board, and jetski rental is available upon request (please let us know well in advance).
One of the most important parts of any surf charter is your surf guide. Your surf guide on the Naera is employed full-time by TPW Maldives and trained by ISA (International Surf Association) as a Surf instructor and SGA (Surf Guide Association) in safety, rescue, first aid and hospitality. All our hand-selected, well-trained guides have been running surf charters for many years, and are the best and most experienced in the Maldives. With the largest network of surf operations in the Maldives, they know where and when it is good and will put you in the spot. They will also be in daily contact with TPW Regional Operations Manager to ensure you have everything covered for an amazing Maldivian surf experience.
The Meemu, Thaa and Laamu Atolls offer spots exposed to all directions and for all levels. All spots in the Meemu Atoll are on a coast line facing to the east. There is always a left- or a right-hander well-protected from the predominant south westerly wind directions. South-easterly or even easterly winds may affect all spots negatively. All spots are close to each other so that you can change spots within a few minutes!
The Thaa Atoll picks up south-west 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 MV Naera is a great addition to The Perfect Wave Maldives Charter Fleet. This roomy catamaran maximise usable space for a sense of freedom on board.
- 16m Dhoni (tender)
- 5m Dinghy (tender)
- Night travel to maximise surf time
- Length: 25.25 metres
- Beam: 10.82 metres
- Draft: 1.40 metres
- Height: 8.6 metres
- Main Engine: 2 x 220hp with 2500rpm
- Speed: 10 knots
- Generator: 2 x Onan/Cummins 37.5KVA each
- Fresh water tank capacity: 10 000 litres
- 2 desalination systems that produce 2400 litres per day each
- Fuel tank capacity: 5000 litres
- Life jackets: 50
- On board communications: Marine UHF radio, satellite telephone, HF radio, CB radio and local cellular phone
- Emergency inflatable dinghy
- Fully equipped kitchen that can cater for 40 people
- Remote console on board compressor fills 4 tanks simultaneously
- Airport meet & greet at Male' Airport and domestic terminals by The Perfect Wave ground services
- Group return airport transfers (individual transfers at extra cost).
- Return domestic flights for Total Maldives trips / One way domestic flight for trips starting or ending in Outer Atolls
- The Perfect Wave welcome pack.
- Comfortable accommodation in air-conditioned twin cabins
- 16m Dhoni support boat for flexible surf break access
- Full Board – 3 buffet meals daily (All you can eat)
- Unlimited tea, coffee with espresso coffee at extra cost
- Unlimited mineral water with The Perfect Wave refillable water bottle
- 5m Dinghy (tender)
- A very experienced local surf guide
- Use of basic snorkelling & fishing gear. (Equipment is basic hand lines and mask/snorkel & fins. If you want quality gear, please feel free to bring your own with you).
- TPW Quality Assurance Guarantee.
- Maldivian Specialty Beach BBQ (Central & Southern Atolls only when weather and surf permits)
- Maldivian US$6 per person/night Green Tax.
The Perfection Pass Membership Benefit - Bonus Inclusion:
The Perfection Pass is the world’s first surf travel loyalty program. If you are a repeat client of The Perfect Wave, please apply for your membership and enjoy the following extra bonus:
- US$50 off your bar bill, if you are a repeat The Perfect Wave client and The Perfection Pass holder.
- Photography service. US$50 for 10 photos of your choice. US$100 for full suite of photos. Camera used is a Canon 70D SLR and photos will be taken from land, boat or tender.
- Alcohol is available for purchase on board. If you have any special requests, please let us know well in advance and we will do our best to organise your favourite brand. For reference, 1 beer usually costs US$4 per can.
- Snacks: There are a range of snacks available such as Mars Bars and Twix bars on board to purchase.
- Jetski - On Request (must be booked prior to the trip).
- A masseuse -
$200 for (4 hours per day)
$300 for (5 hours per day)
You can add the global roaming option to your current plan but make sure you’re aware of the costs involved with your provider, otherwise 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.
Please note that maximum size of surfboards allowed on Maldives domestic flights to Central and Southern Atolls is 7 ft including the board bag.*If your surf trip involves a Maldives domestic flight: The Perfect Wave cannot be held responsible for your surfboards arriving late (on the next domestic flight). If this happens, it’s due to weight restrictions on Maldivian domestic flights, which is out of our control.
Other Surf Experiences
Damon (August 2018)
The crew on the Naera were sensational. Their friendliness and willingness to help was second to none. The chef was amazing, everyone on board was stoked with the food. Our surf guide, Anko, knew all the spots to be, at exactly the right time. An absolute legend!
Sebastian (June 2016)
The Naera is a luxurious boat that we found comfortable and relaxing. We spent our days in the water and on the waves and relaxed on deck in the evenings with the other surfers.
Bradley (Aug 2016)
The Naera was an amazing experience that we would definitely do it again. We were able to surf the best waves and our surf guide was excellent.