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 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.
From R33 669 per person for 9 nights in the Central Atolls.
From R36 271 per person for 9 nights in the Southern Atolls.
- 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
They 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 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.
- 1 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
|Length||36 meter / 118 foot|
|Beam||10.50 meter / 34 foot|
|Propulsion||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|
|Accommodation||11 Cabins( 5 Upper-deck Large Doubles / 4 Lower-deck Triples / 2 Lower Deck Doubles)|
|Communication||Radars / GPS / Radio VHF / DSC / SSB|
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’.