The Perfect Wave Handy - Southern Atolls

From US$2,724

for 9 nights


Group - Surf Charter
Solo Travellers
All-Women's Surf Trips

Uncrowded Waves
The Perfection Pass Holders
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

US$303 - US$354 per night


March, April, September, October

Board Type




The Perfect Wave Handy offers you a unique experience to explore the most consistent regions deep in the south of the Maldives Atoll chain in style. This massive boat will ensure you feel very comfortable when surfing one of the best regions in the world.


Your Perfect Wave surf guide is one of the most experienced guides in the country and will ensure you score the best of what the region has to offer.


With a pre-organised masseuse on board you can relax those tired muscles after a big day of surfing. 

Quick Facts
    • Luxurious surf charter boat.
    • 11 spacious air-conditioned guest cabins.
    • 120ft Long & 34ft wide for stability.
    • SGA Trained Expert Surf Guide.
    • Photo packages available.
    • Sun deck with panoramic views.
    • Masseuse available on request (extra cost).
    • Jetski available on request (extra cost).
    • TPW Traveller Care Guarantee.

The Perfect Wave Handy is the latest edition to The Perfect Wave Maldives charter fleet. This beautiful 118-foot (36-meter) liveaboard is locally built of fine tropical timber and custom-designed for hunting waves in style. The Handy offers you a unique experience to chase remote waves across the Maldives in style, 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.

With 34 feet (10.50 meters) wide beam this delivers a stable hull and very spacious cabins. The impressive vessel has a large suite room plus 10 twin, large double or Triple air-conditioned guest cabins all with sizable ensuites.




There is a large lounge saloon that has comfortable sofas and armchairs, and a bar for cocktail happy hour. After a big day of surfing you become hungry quickly, and the onboard kitchen team prepare three sumptuous meals a day with snacks whenever you’re hungry. Sun worshippers can choose from three sundecks, as well as shaded areas to enjoy the view without getting burnt. 

One of the most important parts of any surf charter is your surf guide. Your surf guide on The Perfect Wave Handy 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.

Southern / Outer Atolls

It is often said that the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll (also named Huvadhoo Atoll) offers the best conditions of the Maldives. It works best in March, April and September to November. But it picks up more swell than any other Atoll in the Maldives, and from every direction, all season long. The Gaafu Dhaalu area offers the greatest quantity and variety of spots outside of Male Atolls, without the crowds. To almost every island on the outside of the Atoll, you will find one or two breaks. There is everything from barreling and hollow walls to soft and never-ending playful waves.

After you arrive in Male', you will fly down south where our guide will pick you up at the local airport in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. Anchors are lifted and you head off to one of the main 10-15 breaks, or to some of the other less known spots. The Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll offers the greatest variety of all atolls, and most diverse breaks. You will find everything from mellow long board waves to the hollow barrels. Depending on the wind direction, our experienced surf guide will find spots for you that are working best at the time. Most days, you will surf up to 6 hours, or even longer, if you can handle it! After some of the best surf of your life, you will be dropped off at the Gaafu Dhaalu airport and flown back to Male.

  • 1 x Upper deck Suite
  • 4 Upper deck large doubles
  • 4 Lower deck triples
  • 2 lower deck doubles.


Starting with the boat’s cabins, The Perfect Wave Handy guests can choose from double, twin or triple cabins on the upper or lower decks. All of the boat’s cabins are fully air conditioned and have private en-suite bathrooms with hot & cold showers. The upper-deck cabins all have double beds and include one suite. In the lower deck there is a mixture of twins and doubles.





36 meter / 118 foot


10.50 meter / 34 foot




Cummins diesel 450hp

Cruising speed

10 knots

Power / Generator

Cummings diesel 50 KVA x 2units – 220 Volts Stabilized & Super-silent.

Desalinations System

600 liters /h


22 Pax


11 Cabins( 5 Upper-deck Large Doubles / 4 Lower-deck Triples / 2 Lower Deck Doubles)


Radars / GPS / Radio VHF / DSC / SSB


Internet Access

All TPW Maldives charters have Wi-Fi hotspots onboard for basic website browsing, emails, messages and Wi-Fi calling. But if you are after more download bandwidth for streaming services etc., 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. You can also add the global roaming option to your current plan but make sure you’re aware of the costs involved with your provider.




  • 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 Southern Maldives trips / One way domestic flight for trips starting or ending in Outer Atolls.
  • The Perfect Wave Maldives welcome pack.
  • Quality accommodation in air-conditioned twin cabins.
  • 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).
  • SGA Trained Expert 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 Traveller Care Guarantee.
  • Maldivian Specialty Beach BBQ (Central & Southern Atolls only when weather and surf permits).
  • Maldivian US$6 per person/night Green Tax.


Surfboard Rental


The Perfect Wave have teamed up with Awayco, a global surf gear rental company who carry a very wide range of quiver to rent for your next Maldives surf holiday. If you cannot or don't want to carry your surfboard all the way to the Maldives, you can book your preferred surfboard from a Awayco range, and the board will wait for you in the Maldives. Our Awayco hub is at Kandooma Resort in North Male'. Please talk to us about how to organize the board pick-up for your surf charter holiday.






Meals on the boats are all-you-can-eat and are a mixture of Maldivian, Sri Lankan and western dishes. The chefs are also willing to adjust the menu to suit individual needs if required. You can advise us after you book if you have any allergies and we can advise the chef before your trip. For Breakfast, tea, coffee, fruit, juice, toast, cereals and eggs and/or pancakes are provided.  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. Meat dishes are provided but usually we try to provide fresh food from the local environment. Evening meals are followed by dessert and lunch is followed by a fruit dish. Tea and coffee is served after all meals. A bunch of bananas ripen on deck and you can eat these as you wish. Water is also free and you will be given your own Perfect Wave water bottle on arrival which you can put your name on and refill as you wish. This helps save the local environment from the pollution of using plastic bottles.


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 discount off your bar bill, if you are a repeat The Perfect Wave client and The Perfection Pass holder. 


Extra Costs:

  • Local 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$5 per can.
  • Snacks: There are a range of snacks available such as Chocolate bars on board to purchase.
  • Jetski - On Request (must be booked prior to the trip).
  • A masseuse - Exclusive Price: $200 (4 hours per day) or $300 (5 hours per day). Must be booked prior to the trip.


Internet Access

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 8 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.

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01 Mar 2021 11 Mar 2021 Surf Charter 10 nights 12 US$3,187

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  • The prices listed with charter dates (above table) are per person, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations. 
  • Please click "Enquire Online" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf experience specialists.
  • Please note that maximum size of surfboards allowed on Maldives domestic flights to Central and Southern Atolls is 8 ft including the board bag.
  • Domestic Flights to Maldives Outer Atolls are variable and subject to change without notice. For this reason do not book international flights into and departing Male until your Outer Atoll charter is confirmed and domestic flight schedule ticketed. Flight schedules are outside the control of TPW and the risk of changes remains with the traveller.

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.

Other Surf Experiences

Brett (September 2019)

Nice Boat to look at. Comes in at a great price point but there is a reason for this. Lars was great. Could not have asked for a better host. His enthusiasm was infectious and he made sure everyone was comfortable. Mishu was great too. The waves just did not help his efforts to put us in the right spot at the right time. But that is surf.... Boat traveled at night which was a first for me in Maldives. Saved us lots of time in the water.

Nigel (August 2019) 

Liuttey, Mishu and the boys were awesome!! Great waves, good boat, excellent service, tasty tucker & cold beer. What more would ya want?!!