Ayada Royal Ocean Suite

Ayada Resort - Southern Atolls

From US$ 2,669 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

6 surf spots nearby. Stunning luxury resort amidst the pristine reef of Gaafu Dhaalu in the southern Maldives. Paradise for couples or honeymooners, also offering a kids club to give parents a well earned break.
Your Resort from the sky

Club Med Kani Resort

From US$ 1,688 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

From the private island spa, to the kids club, world class diving, big game fishing and surf school, Four Seasons caters spectacularly for the whole family.
Ocean Pavilion Two Bedroom with Pool Exterior

Niyama Private Islands - 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$ 235 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.
Kandooma Surf Resort - Maldives

Kandooma Surf Resort - Maldives

From US$ 1,489 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$ 602 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$ 1,872 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

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

With Lohis, a great left-hander just out front, and a number of good options nearby, Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort (Lohifushi) is a great North Male Atoll resort for groups of surfers and their non-surfing partners.
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.
Legends Series - Surf with Pam Burridge

Legends Series - Surf with Pam Burridge

From US$ 2,175 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

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Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Season

August, 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.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 Naera is great for those post-surf evening dinners and beers.

The Perfect Wave Naera - Southern Atolls

The Perfect Wave Naera - Southern Atolls

From US$ 2,280 pp for 8 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

March, April

For groups of 8 or more surfers, the Naera 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. This is a twin hull boat so very stable and comfortable.

Surf Sojourn with The Perfect Wave – Southern Atolls

Surf Sojourn with The Perfect Wave – Southern Atolls

From US$ 2,184 pp for 10 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

March, April

In March and April, the remote Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the Southern Atolls offers the best surfing conditions in the Maldives. The Perfect Wave Maldives crew will guide you all the way to ensure you're happy with your journey and maximise your surfing time.

The Perfect Wave Cobia - Male Atolls

The Perfect Wave Cobia - Male Atolls

From US$ 1,130 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 9 surfers 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 – Male & Central Atolls

Surf Sojourn with The Perfect Wave – Male & Central Atolls

From US$ 951 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

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$ 2,529 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 Cobia - Southern Atolls

The Perfect Wave Cobia - Southern Atolls

From US$ 1,786 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

March, April, June, September, October

Join a guided tour around Maldives' Southern Atolls with an experienced surf guide and experience this region that has 10 quality breaks. The boat has twin cabins with air-con, and The Perfect Wave crew guarantees you good service while on board.

The Perfect Wave Naera – Male & Central Atolls

The Perfect Wave Naera – Male & Central Atolls

From US$ 1,383 pp for 8 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

June, July, August, October, May

The Naera is the newest addition to The Perfect Wave Maldives charter fleet. This roomy catamaran offers great space and capacity as well as great value. For surf charters we recommend Naera for group up to 12 surfers but can be configured for larger groups.

The Perfect Wave Hamathi - Outer Atolls

The Perfect Wave Hamathi - Outer Atolls

From US$ 1,675 pp for 7 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 the MV Naera

Surf Coaching with Barton Lynch on the MV Naera

From US$ 3,025 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

June, 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 7 nights on board the luxurious MV Naera.

Surf Music in Paradise - Pete Murray at Kandooma

Surf Music in Paradise - Pete Murray at Kandooma

From US$ 1,889 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

June

Surf Music In Paradise featuring Pete Murray at Kandooma Resort, the Maldives: June 10 -17, 2018. This is a very special invitation to share a couple of intimate once in a lifetime shows with a small band of like-minded fans on a luxury island with great surf!
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.

Surf with Bob McTavish on MV Naera

Surf with Bob McTavish on MV Naera

From US$ 2,842 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 unique surf experience of a Maldives surf charter on MV Naera in 2018.
The Perfect Wave Carpe Novo - Male & Central Atolls

The Perfect Wave Carpe Novo - Male & Central Atolls

From US$ 2,806 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.

Region Information

Overview

The Maldives is made up of 1192 miniscule islands called atolls spread over 800 km from north to south and straddling the equator. Roughly one hour’s flights southwest of Sri Lanka or 4hrs from Singapore, most of the atolls are idyllic, sun-drenched, palm-fringed Gilligan’s Island style set ups. Countless pristine, white, sandy beaches are surrounded by shallow, crystal clear lagoons and vibrant live coral reefs perfect for diving.

This is life stripped down to simplicity – bright blue skies, year-round sunshine and fantastic diving and snorkeling in lagoons the temperature of bath water. The Maldives is the smallest Asian country in terms of both population and area; it is the smallest predominantly Muslim nation in the world. With an average ground level of 1.5 metres above sea level, it is the lowest country on the planet. It is also the country with the lowest high point in the world, at 2.3 metres. This is where you'll experience the best Maldives Surf Charters.

 

Maldives favourites

Kandooma Island is blessed with white sands, lush tropical greenery and clear turquoise waters. To complement this, Kandooma Resort has created services intended to satisfy, engage, entertain, educate on the local environment and luxuriate you personally!

Kandooma has beautiful white sandy beaches around a third of the island for those with kids who love to play in beach sand; or for those who prefer working on their tans on the beach rather than on the sun lounges by the pool.

The maximum number of Surfers at Kandooma has been capped at 40 to ensure no overcrowding at Kandooma right and the surf transfers to 7 other breaks in the area for guests booked on the surfer package. No one else on the island can surf if they have not booked a surf package.

There is no closer accommodation to take off zone in the world. In the accommodation con the surf break side you barely have to walk 30 meters from your villa to the paddle out point, and you can literally lie in bed and watch the hollow, rippable waves peel down the point.

The Perfect Wave run the surf program at Holiday Inn Kandooma Resort, so we have experienced, resident surf guides and a surf instructor on the island all year round with the main surf season from April 1- to October 31. They will look after all surfer guests on the island.

The breaks around Kandooma Resort have something for everyone from beginners, intermediate surfers wanting to improve, to experienced surfers wanting barrels and rippable walls. The surf instructor at Kandooma is a qualified instructor and can give tuition to all surfer levels. Surf transfers run twice a day for 3-hour trips to any of the South Male Atolls breaks dependant on the conditions, Departure times are approximately 9.30am and 2.30pm. Surf breaks visited are Riptides, Foxy’s, Twin Peaks, Quarters, Tucky Joes, Last Stop and Kate’s.

Where to stay?

Luxury Charter boats – Enjoy 120ft luxury charter on board the amazing Carpe Vita

Luxury Surf Resorts – The best resort brands in the world with Four Seasons and Six Senses

Great Value Surf Resorts – Get amazing resorts for the family at Holiday Inn Kandooma and Club Med Kani or get a group together for Hudhuranfushi.

Outer Atoll Surf Charters – Get away from everyone and explore the remote outer atolls on your own charter boat onboard the Hamathi.

Male Surf Charter boats – Don’t break the budget and still experience these amazing waves on the Haira or Cobia.

Surf camps and guest houses – Live like a local and enjoy the comfortable guest houses and surf camps.

The country embraces travellers from around the world allowing them the freedom holiday makers require without compromising the islands’ deep Muslim faith.

Surfing by the season

During the last decade, surfing in the Maldives has attracted many surfers from all over the world. The same swells hitting Indonesia deliver the goods to the Maldives except that the latitude is a little higher and the SE exposure has less energy.

There are three main surfing areas;

  1. The North and South Male Atoll, the surf season runs from April to October during the South-West Monsoons. The bigger swells run from May to August with 2 to 8 ft waves on offer all season.
  2. Central Atoll standard waves are long and clean with size varying between 2 and 8ft as well. During southern hemisphere winter (April-October), it's pretty much never flat.
  3. Southern Atolls right at the southern point of the Maldives are best for surf from February to April and from September to November, there are always waves in the area but the winds become very strong at other times of the year.

The most famous breaks are in North Male Atolls. These long points breaks offer rights and lefts, whether for low intermediates, intermediates or for professional surfers, with waves ranging from 1 to 3 meters. For beginners South Male atoll is better suited and you can get professional lessons at the surf school located at Kandooma Resort.

Surf spots can be accessed a number of ways; by surf charter boat, point breaks straight off the resort or by Dhoni transferring surfers from the resorts and camps. Not all surf breaks are accessible from land.

A lot of surfers prefer surf charter boats to access the many different points in the North and South Male’ Atolls. On a boat there are no constraints and surfers can choose among the most famous breaks. But there are also great resort and camp options. But try to insure you surf Cokes, Jailbreaks (Himmafushi), Honky's, Sultans & Tucky Joes! They are amazing waves!