For the surfing adventurer, Outer Atolls Surfaris explore the truly isolated southern atolls on Horizon-2 a fully equipped, live-aboard motor cruiser featuring comfort and reliability without the luxury price tag.
In 2016 Horizon-2 will operate 10 night scheduled charters from February through to November for exclusive group or individual bookings. While March/April & September/October are regarded as the premium months, May to August is the peak of the Indian Ocean swell season and whatever the conditions there is virtually always a break that will be on.
Horizon-2 is a modern cruising vessel built in 2002, refurbished and very well maintained. For over 12 years the Horizon-2 charters of the Outer Atolls have been the reliable and most affordable option for this region. A comfortable mid-range boat with 6 x Twin a/c cabins with bathrooms; serves great food and has a support dhoni and experienced surf guide.
The breaks in the southern atolls work on a wider range of swell and wind conditions than those of the Inner Atolls so an experienced Outer Atoll guide is essential. We were the first company in the 90s to operate Outer Atoll surf tours in the region and ensured surf guides always had an excellent knowledge of the surf breaks and conditions; but none more so than our current Surf Guide Madey who grew up on the island of Gadhdhoo where he learnt to surf at Tiger Stripes. Madey has worked many years as a surf guide on charter boats and also at Pasta Point and apart from being a good surfer and professional guide he is great company.
The skipper, Captain Waheed is the most experienced skipper in the region from over 16 years of surf charters; also a local from the island of Gadhdhoo he really knows the local communities, the islands, reefs, breaks and most importantly the surf conditions.
There are about a dozen breaks in the region, including Beacons (Right), Castaways (Right), Five Islands (Right), Love Charms (Left), Tigers (Left), Bluebowls (Right) and Two Ways (Left & Right). (Click here for more information about Maldives Surf.)
This is a remote region, and our well established emergency procedures have proved to be of vital importance on a few occasions when serious medical problems have occurred. Horizon-2 has all the necessary safety and communications equipment including Marine Radar, VHF, Radio Telephone, mobile phone (most areas), GPS, desalination plant, generators, and a trained and experienced crew.
In the Outer Atolls you can snorkel on unspoilt reefs, catch a fish for dinner and see parts of the country that most tourists never experience. And you can surf some of the best waves of your life!