The Perfect Wave Haira

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Group - Surf Charter
Solo Travellers
Longboarders
Bodyboarders

All Girls Surf Trips
The Perfection Pass Holders
Kneeboarders
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Season

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

Board Type

All types, Shortboarders, Longboarders, SUP

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(58 REVIEWS)

Summary
Haira is a top quality charter boat – only just built for 2007 season. She requires a minimum of 8 passengers for an exclusive charter, and can accommodate up to 18, but prefers to charter with a maximum of 14. She is one of the best value boats in the Maldives offering a nice bit of luxury without the cost. This boat has hosted a variety of pro surfers and surf industry personalities with glowing reviews.
Quick Facts
      • Pro surfers' choice - Adriano Da Souza
      • 3 levels of relaxation areas
      • Airconditioned twin cabins
      • Flexible trip length
      • Professional photography option 
      • Expert surf guides
      • TPW service guarantee
      • TPW Surf Experience Manager
Hairais a top quality charter boat – only just built for the 2007 season.She requires a minimum of 8 passengers for an exclusive charter, and canaccommodate up to 18, but prefers to charter with a maximum of 14. Sheis very spacious with 3 levels of rooms & entertaining areas. Thereis a restaurant, bar & lounge – with a state-of-the-artentertainment system including large flat screen TV, DVD player, andconnection for your iPod/iPhone. Onthe next level there is a funky disco bar with dance floor & openterrace/sunset deck. For those keen on soaking up the rays there are sundecks out the front on the second level and out on the roof.
 
For more information on the North & South Male Atolls, with break descriptions and seasonality, please check out our North & South Male Atolls region page.
 
Captain & Crew
 
Atthe head of 5 crew, you’ll find the licensed captain. He is ultimatelyin control of the safari. Haira’s captain has lots of experience boatchartering in the Maldives. He is supported by a second in charge, boatboys, and a full-time chef. One boat boy will be in charge of guestservices and one will be a dinghy boy and in charge of anchoring. Thecrew are all local Maldivians so know the area extensively and you canbe confident of their skills & expertise.
 
Knowledge is everything on a surf charter so an experiencedsurf guide is essential. Your surf guide on Haira is a qualifiedexperienced western guide who will look after you on the boat and getyou to your preferred choice of waves.
 
Sheis one of the best value boats in the Maldives offering a nice bit ofluxury without the cost. This boat has hosted a variety of pro surfersand surf industry personalities with glowing reviews.
Accommodation
  • 4 cabins with 1 double & 1 single bed.
  • 2 cabins with twin single beds.
  • 1 master cabin with a double bed.

Allcabins have separate personally controlled air conditioning units andportholes if you prefer the natural ocean breezes. They also boastspacious ensuites with shower & toilet and hot & cold runningwater. Fresh cotton linen & towels are provided, beds are made dailyby your crew.

Wallsockets on the boat are English and Asian, so we recommend you to bringa travel adaptor with you. Internet access is available if you bringyour own laptop. Phone connection is available all around the Maldives -you can buy a local SIM at the airport on arrival for cheap calls home.

Specifications

Year built: 2007

  • Size: 28m x 3.60 x 7.6m beam, draft 1.85m
  • Cruising speed: 13knots
  • 220v Power: 1 no. Kohler Sound proof Generator - 23.5kv; 1 no. Kohler Sound proof Generator - 40.5kv
  • Desalination: Water Plant (6000Lts)
  • 02 Freezer / 01 refrigerator
  • Communication: VHF Radio / Mobile phone
  • Cabin Ventilation: Ceiling hatch and side windows
  • Equipments: Dingy with 25hp outboard engine
  • Snorkeling equipment (on request) - basic. If you prefer high quality gear, please bring your own.
  • Diving facilities (on request – please advise when booking)
  • Basic fishing gear (lines, hooks & weights)
  • The dinghy (tender) is available at all times to guests. On a surfing safari, primarily it is for getting surfers to the breaks, however it is also used for fishing, snorkeling, island visits and any other purpose guests may wish.
  • Dhoni (30 foot surf/dive boat)
Inclusions
  • 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 
  • 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.

On Haira, meals are all you can eat and are a mixture of Maldivian, Sri Lankan and western dishes. The chef is also willing to adjust the menu to suit individual needs if required. 

  • Breakfast is tea, coffee, fruit, juice, toast and a mix of jams and omelettes of your choice.
  • 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.
  • Evening meals are followed by dessert and lunch is followed by a fruit dish. Tea and coffee is served after all meals.  A hand of bananas ripen on the deck.

 

Extra Costs:

  • 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. If you have any special requests, please let us know well in advance and we will do our best to organize your favourite brand.
  • 30-foot surf & dive dhoni - minimum 2 weeks notice (US$200 per day).
  • Fuel surcharge applies for trips to Central Atolls (minimum 10 nights)

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.

*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.

Departure
Return
Duration
Spots
Price
Notes
Availability
  • PRICE DO NOT INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS. 
  • Prices are quoted per person and based on 14 people travelling. 
  • Prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full. 
  • Central Atolls trips - Fuel surcharge applies for trips to Central Atolls (Meemu, Thaa, Laamu) 
  • 30-foot surf & dive dhoni available for hire - minimum 2 weeks notice (US$250/day) 
  • Charter duration is flexible with 7 - 14 night charters available - please ask your specialist for a customised quotation 
  • Please click "Enquire Here" or "On Special" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf experience specialists.

 

Deposits & Balance payments

  • All deposits are required to be paid before bookings will be processed and bookings are not confirmed until deposit has been received.
  • Deposits required for Haira is US$500 per person or $5,000 exclusive boat.
  • Full payment required minimum 90 days before departure for Haira.
  • Full payment is required immediately for any bookings made inside of 90 days before departure.

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
Reviews

Dean (September 2017),

We had a great trip. Yes the boat upgrade was a special bonus as everyone had plenty space and comfort.
The service by the crew was exceptional as always and being the second trip you should be proud of the way they conduct themselves.
The girls had a great time and did not want to leave. There were no hiccups on the travel and everything went perfectly.

Peter Wilson (September 2017),

Overall the trip was great. Your organization and communication in the lead up was great. The boat, crew and its manifest were spot on. Thank you for the upgrade as well.

Aoife (August 2016)
TPW provided a once-in-a-lifetime surfing experience with amazing variety of waves and the boat was awesome! The food on the boat was simply delicious.

Michelle (August 2016)
My trip to the Maldives with The Perfect Wave was amazing! It is an experience I will never forget. I stayed on the boat, Haira, for a week and then spent a few nights at Kandooma. Both were amazing. Our surf guide knew the spots that would suit us best taking into account, surf conditions, crowds and our experience and I definitely feel like a better surfer. Both accommodation and food were great. I'm dreaming of my next trip.

Margie (August 2016)
We had an amazing trip to the Maldives with the Perfect Wave. We had beautiful, uncrowded waves everyday. Thank you!

Kristin (August 2016)
My holiday with The Perfect Wave was all I had hoped for and more. I came home feeling completely satisfied, and looking forward to my next adventure.

David (July 2016)
Ten days on a boat with 10 mates, surfed everyday, swam with dolphins and turtles, 29 degrees in the water, 29 degrees air temperature, great crew, chilled out surf guide, heaps of great food and a bar. Need i say more.

Bianca (September 2015)
We had an amazing trip with fun waves, attentive staff, delicious food and a phenomenal boat.

Kate (September 2015)
We absolutely loved our trip on the Haira - the crew were fantastic, particularly Misshu and Gobi, who went above and beyond to make our trip memorable. We want to go again next year!

Carlos (August 2015)
A very nice trip, perfect journey, and a lots of new friends, many thanks for all 🙂

John (July 2015)
Day 9 of the trip and it has been above expectations 
I'm not one for writing reviews but I can say , and will write , it has been perfect.
Both Alana at camp for 3 days and Matt are both exceptional in their patience , humour and demeanour.
The perfect trip with perfect waves. Can't be better than that!

​Matt (July 2015)
An absolutely fantastic trip! From early organisation we had all the required information and were kept up to date throughout with prompt replies to any queries. The Haira, our charter boat, was excellent with great accomodation, tasty and plentiful food and a knowledgable and personable surf guide in Matt. Scored waves every day to top it all off. I highly recommend a perfect Wave trip on the Haira.

Maximillian (July 2015)
Absolutely awesome trip! Great service, great boat and great waves!

Douglas (July 2015)
The boat Haira Captian, Crew and Surf Guide did a fantastic job! We surfed every day with glassy, onshore, offshore, lefts and rights. Quality photos from the water and most importantly waves that were well suited to our ability levels. Nothing was too much trouble for the crew and I'm definitely going back again!

Rodney (July 2015)
The crew on the Haira and surf guide were second to none. Lashings of tasty food to boot.
Scored waves every day so Happy Days!

Scott (July 2015)
Overall it was an absolutely amazing experience. The Haira boat in the Maldives was exceptional and the staff were extremely accommodating. We had 13 mates on board and it took our group perfectly. The food far exceeded our expectations and there was always heaps to go around. Please just get a new motor for the tender!

Justin (June 2015)
The Haira boat charter was fantastic! It was so convenient to just wake up each day and pick and choose where to surf in the atolls.
The staff were lovely, the food was great. They kept the boat clean and tidy always and the surf guide was awesome too. It was good to have a surf guide that actually guided you in the waves and did not hog all the waves. 
The boat charter is definately worth the money. It is a holiday purely focused on surfing and that is how we love to spend our holidays 🙂

Nathan (June 2015)
Awesome trip guys this being second trip this time got to experience how good the Maldives can get with glassy conditions😊😊 each day and everyday someone different had there throff on!!!
So stoked

Jeremy (June 2015)
I`ve just returned from an 8 night trip on the Haira to the Maldives. While the swell remained pretty tame the whole trip and it never got to `epic` proportions, I`ve gotta say I`m rapt with the way the whole trip panned out. From the great bunch of guys we had onboard, to our awesome surf guide Brian who always put us on the spots that were going to be good that day and was a fountain of knowledge and all round nice guy, to the boat crew (Gobi etc.) who never stopped working the whole time, to the supply of amazing food and cold beers we had the entire trip - it was an amazing experience and hopefully one I`ll get to experience again one day. Thanks again to Rhonda for all her organisation and keeping us all updated, hope to be back very soon. Cheers.

Chris (June 2015)
I couldn't be happier with the service received from Perfect Wave staff and we were extremely fortunate to have Brian as our guide. With Brian's wealth of knowledge and willingness from the captain & crew to do early starts & move to different locations, this ensured maximum surf time. Given our circumstances & situation, Perfect Wave delivered on getting us the best conditions for waves & minimising crowds during our entire stay. The entire experience provided was a seamless & professional operation. Thanks to Rhonda & Brian in particular.

Brent (May 2015)
Second trip with Perfect Wave - this time to the Maldives. Surf guide and crew were as outstanding the organisation and boat. We had a fantastic trip with some awesome waves and were openly consulted on all decisions about where to surf throughout. Great vibe on board with the only negative being having no set date to look forward to for the next trip.

Darren (May 2015)
We had a great time aboard the Haira. good waves, great locations, and eventually made it some uncrowded breaks. Surf guides Matt had good knowledge of where to go for the varied experience of our group.

Jamie (May 2015)
Just back from a 7 night surf trip on the Haira exploring the North and South Male Atolls Maldives. Would firstly like to Charlie at the perfect wave who made the whole experience from first his advice as to where to go right through to the final stages where everything from flights to transfers went seamless. The boat itself was amazing plenty of room, plenty of food and a fantastic crew, they were always happy to pull anchor when we wanted to continue exploring. Our surf guide Matty was unreal, great guy and knew his stuff when it came to the Maldives, although we had a bit of wind around we always found waves first few days were chest to shoulder high with the last few days well overhead. All of the boys had a great time, definitely will book with TPW again. Cheers Jamie

Jamie (April 2015)
Our trip from flights to transfers both ways as well as the boat itself was perfect, the crew on board were great and your surf guide Matt was awesome, let’s just say we taught him a few things or two. Although the weather was not so great due to the winds we still scored a heap of waves some with crowds and some without which was great in the beginning around the North Male Atolls we surfed waist to head high plus Jails, Chickens Cokes then went back south Quarters, Riptides and Tucky Joes where waves peaked and nearly double overhead. Biggest waves most of us had been in, was awesome. We went to Kandooma one night to get off the boat, that is an amazing place for sure. Anyway mate thank you once again look forward to speaking with you again soon.

Oliver (June 2014)
Amazing trip, amazing people, amazing waves, couldn't have asked for anything more, would do it all over again, wish i got stuck in groundhog day whilst i was there.!

Peter

Great service and support from the Perfect Wave Team, The Boat crew were second to none and nothing was to much trouble for them. The surf guide quickly summed up our level of surfing experience and took us to the best waves for everyone to experience. When the weather turned, island visits and a resort visit was arranged, along with snorkeling and scuba diving. I highly recommend to anyone considering a surf trip to the Maldives to book it with The Perfect Wave.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014
Russ

Great boat, great waves, good times!

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014
Garry

Everything went great.Wind had been bad for a week before we arrived.next morning no wind clean glassey jails for two days.we then divided our time between cokes,chinkens sultans all pumping.Great waves but quite a few boats But you can avoid crowds by breaking up surf times.any way had a fantastic time with good mates.

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 19 September 2013
Nathan

Traveling around the Nth and central atols. I have to say our surf guide Jeremy and his wife Sarah were excellent in everyway they were welcoming and accommodating with any requests we had.The photos they took of us all were fantastic, could not have asked for a better guide. The Maldivian crew were 1st class friendly and helpful with any request. Food and cabins top shelf.A special thanks to Sarah for patching me up when I had a run in with my board. Wound healed up nice.

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Thursday 12 September 2013
John

A boat trip with your mates will always be fun,from what i'd heard Maldives has cruisy mellow waves. All the surfs we had except one, had overhead sets and some surfs were true perfection.Our guide was knowledgeable about the area and i think we got the best waves available. 90% of our surfs were uncrowded and 50% on our own. The boys on our boat made everything easy,food was great beds were comfortable and the price was too good too pass up.I definitely recommend this trip to any surfer.JS

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Thursday 12 September 2013
Adrian

Thanks to Charlie for seamlessly arranging my trip, and to Brian 'the surfing Irishman' for guiding the boat itself. Thanks to him, we surfed every day and every session, unlike other charter boats in the area, and made the best of the great conditions on offer in the Maldives. I've had the best waves of my life on this trip...until the next one!

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Thursday 12 September 2013
Mick

Dear Rhonda, the whole experience of our surf trip has been excellent.Singapore Airlines,the meet & greet at Male transfer to the Haira, what a great boat & crew. Our surf guides Jeremy & Sarah were fantastic & very helpful with tips & local knowledge, they also took some great photos & videos of all the boys.The chef did very well & there was nothing that I did not enjoy. Great surf which only got better the longer we were there, I would recommend this trip to anyone. Regards Mick

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Wednesday 21 August 2013
Jarrad

Dear Rhonda, Kim and the Perfect Wave crew,Just a quick email in regard to our recent trip to the Maldives.Where do I start? Wow, what an experience, We could not have asked for anything else. The crew on board were fantastic and the food was sensational. I thought I would come back from the trip lighter than when I left. However, I think I may have put some weight on because the food was so good!The surf guides Jeremy and Sarah were awesome. The surfing ability of all of the boys on our trip differed, however, Jeremey and Sarah continually ensured we were all regularly in the water. Their knowledge of the area and advice whilst surfing was unbelievable. They are both truly a credit to your organisation.Given our experience, I would definitely use your company again for our next surf trip. In fact, some of us have already started talking about it! I will send some photos on asap.Please give me a call if you would like me to expand on anything at all or complete a further testimonial.Again, what a sensational trip.Thank you for all the planning that you did.Have a great day and I look forward to talking with you soon.Regards, Jarrad

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Monday 19 August 2013
Blake

Good Afternoon Kim, First off, that was a great trip. An experience I will never forget. Jeremy & Sarah were fantastic guides. The crew on the Haira were awesome plus the food was unbelievable. I could not fault my time away even if I tried. Everyone on the boat does it justice & is a credit to your business. I will definitely recommend it to anyone looking for this kind of getaway in the Maldives.

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Monday 19 August 2013
Mark Cooper

What an exciting adventure in the North Male Atoll aboard the Perfect Wave vessel Haira. 8 full days of surfing with a great bunch of blokes, amazing waves and crystal clear Maldivian water. We lucked into the swell of the season in the first 2 days, with Cokes and Chickens absolutely firing. Surfed most of the popular breaks and some of the South Male setups. Crowds were there, but as always, timing was everything, with some memorable sessions with only our guys in the line up. The Haira is such a great boat, plenty of space, and the crew will have you well fed, rooms spacious, and the beers flowed all trip and were ice cold. Everyone was absolutely shattered by the final day, heading back home totally surfed out. Do yourself a favour and talk to Rhonda, Jamie and the Perfect Wave crew for your next surfing adventure.Epicswells Photo Trip, Coops, Yallingup WA, 27 July – 4 August 2013

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Monday 12 August 2013
Mark

This was my third trip to the Maldives. My first being 20 years ago. I can't believe how much it has changed. This trip was the best by far. Kim was "right on the ball!" Every detail was looked after with minimum time and fuss. Kim was very friendly and it seemed as though I did not have to do anything at all in regards to organising this trip.We scored beautiful waves, beautiful weather, crystal clear warm water, had a great surf guide and crew and when we weren't surfing , we were eating, drinking and laughing from sun up to sun down. I can't remember the last time I surfed 7 days in a row.I can't wait to get back there!! I just hope my wife lets me out again!Mark Bannister (Former WCT Pro Surfer)

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Thursday 8 August 2013
Tricia 

H Charlie, Just letting you know I had an awesome surfing trip in the Maldives on the Hiara recently. The friendly boat crew worked very hard and we had lots of fun with them. They cooked delicious meals and kept the boat clean and tidy. I would definitly recommend this trip to anyone and keen for another boat trip in the future. Jeremy and Sarah were very helpful surf guides and gave great advice. They are very good surfers and helped us sit in the best spots to catch the waves. Only knowing Dan before the trip, I became good friends with everyone else and everyone got along really well with plenty of laughs and good memories. Really stoked to get waves everyday. The crowds weren't too bad in fact I was expecting it to be busier but our first few days were the best. Great snorkelling and nice to just chill out on the boat. Thank you for a wonderful experience and looking forward to future bookings with The Perfect Wave.

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Wednesday 31 July 2013
Matt

Hey Perfect Wave, I just wanted to say a BIG thanks to everyone for organising the BEST surf trip ever in the Maldives. From the moment we stepped on to the awesome Haira the crew and Richee the surf tour guide provide myself and 7 mates 10 days of epic surf at Jails, Cokes, Sultans, Honky’s, Chickens along with great waves at Kandooma and Rip Tides. The PW crew did not miss a beat and were constantly watching the swell direction, winds and where the other boats were to ensure that we got the best waves at the right time. The trip provided me with my best, fastest and biggest face drop ever. I have come back an improved surfer which is not hard when you spend 6 to 7 hours in the water each day. All in all the waves, PW service and the Haira could not have been better. I would recommend it to anyone no matter what level of surfer. Look forward to next Perfect Wave surf experience next year. Cheers, Matt

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Tuesday 12 March 2013
george

surf 2 to 5 foot 2 - bigger days @ Cokes Camp. It was great! good food, got to mingle with locals.. Rhonda as usual had organized everything no hassles. We had cleanup day with local surfers who are concerned about what tourism/surfers are doing to the place we picked up 30 bags of bottles and rubbish in two hours. A lot comes of boats. Respect any beach as if it is your own. Also the local surfers are so mellow but it won't last if us visitors don't respect them as locals. Their surfing is improving rapidly. Had a barbacue night after cleanup / drums as entertainment dancing, great vibes... The Perfect Wave surf guide invited us to share his 21st birthday cake with his family and friends. A great honour! Will be going again next with The Perfect Wave once again.

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Thursday 11 October 2012
Jens

Hey Rhonda,Once again awesome trip. We had nothing under 3 foot and surfed everyday. We worked out we spent 55 hrs in the water over 9 days.Great boat and crew, and thanks again for all your help. Will send you some photos soon and will book again in 2014.

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Thursday 30 August 2012
Rod

In a time when intenret do-it-yourself travel has become the norm, it seems crazy to undertake the risks, when you can get a well organised, great value package seamlessly delivered by a co-ordinated team of professionals at both ends. All we had to do was surf, surf, surf & surf................ and there was plenty of surf too!

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Monday 27 August 2012
Craig

Totally happy with The Perfect Wave! Everything ran smoothly from flights, meet and greet at the airport to transfers and surfing time on the Haira and Cokes Surf Camp.Enjoyed the array of Maldivian/Sri Lankan food on the boat and not to mention the lashings of it.

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Monday 27 August 2012
Barry 

G'Day Jamie, Sorry for the delayed reply as I have been full bore with work since arriving back home, must be some sort of penalty for going away and having a great holiday and not thinking of work.The trip was one I will remember forever from the wild weather on the crossing south and the waves at Ying Yangs and The farm to the send off the crew gave us as we were motoring away heading to the airport on the way home.You were spot on, Brian James is a cracker of a host as he handled everything that came up with a calm and polite manner that had all our respect.The boat and food was fantastic. The crew, well you couldn't ask for a better bunch and the captain was just all class.Thanks again and will be in touch shortly to organise for the next one.

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Tuesday 17 July 2012
Peter

Hey Jamie, Got back to bloody work today after a great trip to the southern Maldivian atolls with The Perfect Wave aboard the Haira. Just a quick note to say thanks to you and the guys at TPW..........everything went fine, got some good waves, caught a few unlucky fish and had a heap of laughs. A special thanks to Brian James (surf guide) who, despite being a Queenslander was excellent in finding us surf, always making the right calls and most importantly explaining his reasons to us as to why we were staying at a certain spot or leaving. Personally I got a couple of crackers at Ying Yangs (almost had to break out the dark brown boardies) and some perfect glass at Mikados and got to surf F1s which has long been an ambition of mine. Once again thanks mate for all your help in changing my flights etc. much appreciated. I'm going to pay for another trip with TPW to Rubio Plantation in the next week or two for me, my young bloke and my brother so can't give you a better recommendation than that. Cheers Pete

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Wednesday 4 July 2012
Brett

The Haira is a sweet boat and Brian was a great surf guide, always obliging and well informed, as were all the Haira staff. We had some great waves and had an epic time, just wish the Maldives were closer to home! Next time I'd book flights earlier to avoid layovers in Male and Singapore, but other than that a perfect holiday!

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Friday 21 October 2011
Matt

Hey Perfect Wave,I just wanted to say a BIG thanks to everyone for organising the BEST surf trip ever in the Maldives. From the moment we stepped on to the awesome Haira the crew and Richee the surf tour guide provide myself and 7 mates 10 days of epic surf at Jails, Cokes, Sultans, Honky’s, Chickens along with great waves at Kandooma and Rip Tides. The PW crew did not miss a beat and were constantly watching the swell direction, winds and where the other boats were to ensure that we got the best waves at the right time.The trip provided me with my best, fastest and biggest face drop ever. I have come back an improved surfer which is not hard when you spend 6 to 7 hours in the water each day.All in all the waves, PW service and the Haira could not have been better. I would recommend it to anyone no matter what level of surfer.Look forward to next Perfect Wave surf experience next year.Cheers,Matt

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Thursday 29 September 2011
James

We were wrapped as the trip was an epic couple of weeks. Those phantom big swells never did quite hit but we had some cracking days and some decent 5' pulses so happy days!!Big ups to Martee. Awesome guide, loving the local knowledge, make sure you hang on to him!! Mentioned it to him at the time, but let him know that he is welcome at ours if he makes it to Melb's during his Ozzie sojourn later this year. The rest of the crew were fantastic, especially the chef…Gold.

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Tuesday 6 September 2011
Stu 

This was my first ever surf boat trip to the Maldives with The Perfect Wave and I felt it necessary to write in to you Jamie and the team to thank you very much for the such an incredible time. From the moment I booked the holiday, your team made the entire experience thoroughly enjoyable with no stress and completely hassle free. The Haira boat was perfect with lots of space and a first class crew who non stopped looked after us with fantastic food, service and transfers to the surf breaks whenever required, those guys never stopped. Your advice re time of season for best waves was spot on and your surf guides put us in the barrel and on uncrowded waves regularly throughout the 10 days to make the trip absolutely insane. Without doubt the best surf trip I have ever been on !! Thanks guys for a holiday of a lifetime – fully stoked !!

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Friday 2 September 2011
Phil

I've been surfing for 21 years now, all of my travels have been to Indonesia ranging from over land roughing it in the Metawia's to chattering loud old diesel fishing boats to explore the islands of north Sumatra and of course to party central, Bali!This was the 1st organized surf trip and easily the longest time I have ever booked a trip out (booked in November). I can honestly say it was one of the best things I have ever done! From the organization of the holiday to the icing on the cake "the waves!!!" it was perfect! For starters we had a really great bunch of lads which is always a good start and then the crew on the Haira, so laid back and helpful, this made the whole experience, which just so happened to be all revolved around what seemed to be endless amounts of swell ha! We woke to 3-4 feet on the 1st day, just a lazy 8hr session at Jails to kick the trip off. The next morning Honkies/Sultans was on fire! followed by 2 and 1/2 days of chickens/cokes ranging around 4-6 feet (jelly arms were starting to kick in), had a small but very fun break down at Kandumas before heading back up to Jails where things got real PERFECT 6 foot, mild off shore winds to hold up what felt like 300 meter rides at times, insane fun! I think I got to about 4 o’clock and was done, only to come in, crack a beer, watch my mates surf something I have never seen before perfect 6 footers blowing off shore ALL DAY there was no break in the conditions, completely surfed out and mind boggling to what we all just scored on our 10 day surf adventure in the Maldives, one of the most memorable surf trips to date.Until we meet again The Perfect Wave!Unbelievable service and experience was on tap the whole time, very, very satisfied and would recommend The Perfect Wave to anyone, actually I already have ha!Thank you and kind regardsPhil

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Tuesday 30 August 2011
John

G'day Guys, Sorry for the late reply but I've been super busy since I returned from the Maldives, unfortunately life back home doesn't move at the same relaxed pace!I thought it was worth writing in to let you know what an awesome experience I had. The trip was quite well organised from the start, all I had to do was grab my passport and pack my boards. The boat was unreal, the food was amazing and the waves were some of the best I've ever surfed.Worth a special mention was our guide Brian. He was friendly, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. Top bloke all round.Will definitely be coming back.

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Friday 26 August 2011
Barry

Just got back on Monday 22 Aug from the best surf trip I've ever had. The Haira rocks! The Maldives rocks! The swell was all time. Just overhead first day, building to double overhead mid trip and bigger on one day. I'm a low intermediate level surfer and was with some great surfers and there was something for all of us. The boat crew were fantastic as was our guide Ritchie. Lots of room on the boat too. Will definitely go back! Soon! Thanks big time to the Perfect Wave for making this trip seamless and the perfect surf trip! Baz.

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Wednesday 24 August 2011
Dan

All in all a rad trip. Scored some nice waves in the first few days & a crackin' last day at Jails. Would have loved to see it when it's really firing though. The Haira boat was amazing and Brian and all the crew were awesome and did everything required to make out trip as perfect as possible. It was seemless from our pick up at Male right to the drop off. Water was warm, plenty of waves, beer was cold and food was delicious! Can't ask for much more than that, so cheers guys...

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Tuesday 2 August 2011
Sean

Thanks so much!! Counting down the seconds till i can get myself over there again! Would definatly use Perfect Wave (Particular thanks to Jamie!) again.. Food = Great, Waves = Amazing, Location = Beautiful and couldnt ask for more from our surf guide, Brian. (knew where and when to get the waves, easygoing, and on top of that a good, fun guy) Thankyou ALL again.

Experience Begun: May 2011
Created on: Tuesday 17 May 2011
Michael

We had an amazing experience in the Maldives! The surf was perfect the whole time and we even managed to score a few epic sessions with just our crew out. It truly is a remarkable place, the captain and crew were great and the snorkelling was fantastic too. We will definitely return! Shukuriyya 🙂

Experience Begun: May 2011
Created on: Tuesday 17 May 2011
DK

G'day Richie, Sorry this is so late but just wanted to say thanks for organising our trip for us, we had a great time despite being a bit unlucky with the swell! Hope you enjoyed your trip too. CheersDK

Experience Begun: September 2010
Created on: Thursday 11 November 2010
Andrew

Gday Jamie,Sorry for the late reply Ive been working away since the trip.The trip was sick, we all had an awesome time ,the boat was unreal and those last few days of swell were insane. Big thanks to all the crew for their hospitality ,they did a great job.Cheers ,Andrew miller

Experience Begun: January 2008
Created on: Monday 6 September 2010
Jens

Hey Rhonda,We had it all time and cant wait to go back in 2012. The trip and the boat was amazing and thanks again for putting us in contact with such an awesome boat. Brian and the boys were excellent and would not hesitate to recommend this charter to anyone. But maybe keep it quiet for the crowd reasons.Thanks again for all your help and will be booking again for 2012.

Experience Begun: July 2010
Created on: Tuesday 24 August 2010
Janita

Hello RhondaWe got back from our week in the Maldives last night.In short...the Maldives was the complete package and way beyond our expectations. The other guests on the 'Haira' were a top group of blokes and you couldn't want for better 'play mates'.The Maldives is now to me a highly recommended destination for so many reasons.What occurs to me is..."If you are a gumby occasional longboard surfer whose idea of a surfing challenge is a gentle rolling friendly 2' swell at First Point, should you dare to dream that you could aspire to go on a surf charter to the Maldives and mix it with short board maniacs who want to shred and carve every massive wave in sight until they are in a state of exhaustion? Yes, yes and YES! Don’t dare to dream it....just do it."Watching a group of guys whose surfing skills match the qualities of the waves in the Maldives is an experience all in itself. We wisely played around the safe edges of their frantic pace and I personally paddled for hours and kms and kms each day on my Stand Up Board exploring the atolls and checking out the resorts, the lagoons and reefs....a beyond magical experience. Then to get back to the Haira and listen to the guys debrief their session was so much fun and very, very educational!Because David and I are not full time surfers, the absolute highlight of our trip was a few days spent wandering around Thuslusdoo and Male. Loz was a very, very hospitable guide and deserves BIG congratulations for having the PR skills to keep us all happy depending on if some wanted to keep on the same break, move to another, try fishing or go to Male for the day. It would be hard work I am sure but he did such a great job and it would be very challenging to be the host of such a weird mix of people (I mean us as the gummbies and all other passengers as serious surfers).I will send a few of the best of our photos later Rhonda...jet lag from yesterday is making my head porridge and our house is strangely rocking in the same rhythm as the 'Haira'.Thank you again for giving us a priceless memory

Best regards,Janita – TorquayAug09

Experience Begun: January 2008
Created on: Friday 12 February 2010