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Surf the uncrowded waves of Thaa Atoll, local style!

Located in the remote Thaa Atoll, on the island of Thimarafushi, Mikado Surf Camp is the perfect choice for those looking to combine an authentic Maldivian experience with great surf!

With access to many uncrowded world-class waves, Mikado is the place to be to escape the crowds of the Male Atolls and enjoy your tropical slice of paradise!

The Guesthouse

Finimas Residence is a lovely guesthouse on the island of Thimarafushi and one of the very few land-based options offering surf transfers to the waves of Mikado and Thaa Atolls.

Budget-friendly, clean and cosy, Mikado Surf Camp is a great option for those who want to experience the local culture of the Maldives. Explore the island on one of the complimentary bicycles of the guesthouse or have a walk at the white-sand beach steps away from the surf camp.

The guesthouse offers free Wifi to the guests, a lovely outdoor chill-out area, with sun chairs and boards storage.

Waves at Mikado Surf Camp

Thaa Atolls enjoy an abundance of medium-sized, perfect reef breaks, the majority of which are right-handers. Unlike other island chains, the low number of boats and accommodations in this area of the Maldives keeps crowds low.

Inside Mikado, known for its pristine barrels, is the gem of the area and under the right conditions, it becomes tropical perfection. Adonis, Outside Mikado, Finimas Right and Left are a short boat drive away from Thimarafushi.
Bowling Alley, a scenic deep-water peak and the left of Malik’s, which can offer high-quality barrels, are reachable from the surf camp with a day trip.

From March to November the swells are consistent and this is the best time of the year to surf in Thaa Atolls!

Why We Love Mikado Surf Camp

Budget-friendly option offering a true Maldivian local experience!

Surf in crystal-clear waters the remote, uncrowded, perfect waves of Thaa Atolls!

Delicious local food and lovely beach dinner set-up!

Ready to surf in the Maldives?

The Rooms

Spacious and comfortable, the rooms at Mikado Surf Camp are simple and clean, all with air-con and a private ensuite bathroom.

Choose between twin beds or double bed set-up or opt for a bigger family room with an extra bed!

The Cuisine

Explore the Maldivian local flavours of the delicious meals offered by Mikado Surf Camp. The food is fresh and tasty and gives you the energy you need for your surf sessions!

Meals are usually served at the restaurant next door or at the beach. Romantic beach dinner, beach BBQ and picnic beach lunch can be organised on request.

The guesthouse also has a shared kitchen that the guests are free to use.

Activities

The guesthouse has many activities on offer to experience the Thaa Atolls at their best. Explore the colourful reefs during a snorkeling excursion or enjoy the sunset on a fishing trip. Knee boarding, bicycle rides and kayak are also available for the guests.

Local Islands

Local Islands in the Maldives are outstanding and are the best way to have an authentic experience of the country. However, please be aware that it’s not possible to consume alcohol on the islands, due to their Muslim culture. Women can wear bikinis only at bikini beaches and uninhabited islands.

How to Get There

Mikado Surf Camp can be reached from Male either by local ferry or domestic flight. Please get in touch with our experts to know the daily schedule and organise your trip accordingly.

Interested in Surfing the Maldives?

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Surf the uncrowded waves of Thaa Atoll, local style!

Located in the remote Thaa Atoll, on the island of Thimarafushi, Mikado Surf Camp is the perfect choice for those looking to combine an authentic Maldivian experience with great surf!

With access to many uncrowded world-class waves, Mikado is the place to be to escape the crowds of the Male Atolls and enjoy your tropical slice of paradise!

The Guesthouse

Finimas Residence is a lovely guesthouse on the island of Thimarafushi and one of the very few land-based options offering surf transfers to the waves of Mikado and Thaa Atolls.

Budget-friendly, clean and cosy, Mikado Surf Camp is a great option for those who want to experience the local culture of the Maldives. Explore the island on one of the complimentary bicycles of the guesthouse or have a walk at the white-sand beach steps away from the surf camp.

The guesthouse offers free Wifi to the guests, a lovely outdoor chill-out area, with sun chairs and boards storage.

Waves at Mikado Surf Camp

Thaa Atolls enjoy an abundance of medium-sized, perfect reef breaks, the majority of which are right-handers. Unlike other island chains, the low number of boats and accommodations in this area of the Maldives keeps crowds low.

Inside Mikado, known for its pristine barrels, is the gem of the area and under the right conditions, it becomes tropical perfection. Adonis, Outside Mikado, Finimas Right and Left are a short boat drive away from Thimarafushi.
Bowling Alley, a scenic deep-water peak and the left of Malik’s, which can offer high-quality barrels, are reachable from the surf camp with a day trip.

From March to November the swells are consistent and this is the best time of the year to surf in Thaa Atolls!

Why We Love Mikado Surf Camp

Budget-friendly option offering a true Maldivian local experience!

Surf in crystal-clear waters the remote, uncrowded, perfect waves of Thaa Atolls!

Delicious local food and lovely beach dinner set-up!

Ready to surf in the Maldives?

The Rooms

Spacious and comfortable, the rooms at Mikado Surf Camp are simple and clean, all with air-con and a private ensuite bathroom.

Choose between twin beds or double bed set-up or opt for a bigger family room with an extra bed!

The Cuisine

Explore the Maldivian local flavours of the delicious meals offered by Mikado Surf Camp. The food is fresh and tasty and gives you the energy you need for your surf sessions!

Meals are usually served at the restaurant next door or at the beach. Romantic beach dinner, beach BBQ and picnic beach lunch can be organised on request.

The guesthouse also has a shared kitchen that the guests are free to use.

Activities

The guesthouse has many activities on offer to experience the Thaa Atolls at their best. Explore the colourful reefs during a snorkeling excursion or enjoy the sunset on a fishing trip. Knee boarding, bicycle rides and kayak are also available for the guests.

Local Islands

Local Islands in the Maldives are outstanding and are the best way to have an authentic experience of the country. However, please be aware that it’s not possible to consume alcohol on the islands, due to their Muslim culture. Women can wear bikinis only at bikini beaches and uninhabited islands.

How to Get There

Mikado Surf Camp can be reached from Male either by local ferry or domestic flight. Please get in touch with our experts to know the daily schedule and organise your trip accordingly.

Interested in Surfing the Maldives?

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Omar AlJammaz 03/07/23

TrustPilot
Great travel options, great customer support, simplifying planing process.
Looking forward for my next trip.

Nina Ross 03/08/23

TrustPilot
Awesome holiday to Hudhuranfushi. Giulia was very helpful and quick to respond and overall we were very impressed with Awave Travel.
Lohi's is a private, on site, awesome left hander that just kept giving. Also had options of 2 daily surf boat trips that went to other local breaks such as Sultans, Ninja's, Cokes, Jails. The surf team are amazing and we scored great waves the whole time we were there.
Stayed in a Sunset family beach villa which was perfect for a family of 4, then upgraded for the last 3 nights to Ocean Villas, both great for different reasons!
Island staff are so helpful and welcoming, and there's a good variety of food options available. Lots of other things to do such as paddleboarding, jet ski-ing, spa treatments, yoga and amazing snorkelling - with sharks, turtles and rays! We also hired bikes to get around and do morning surf checks!
An amazing trip, thank you Awave and Hudhuranfushi!

Seb Speck 25/06/23

TrustPilot
We had an amazing time on the Mentawai islands booked through Awave Travel.
Giulia was very helpful and available at all times during the booking process. And we had the best time on the Mentawais on the Maki Boat. The staff were amazing. Raul the surf guide was very helpful, friendly and coached us on the waves. Kaique the photographer produced top quality pictures and videos from the water, boat and drone.
Overall very happy and would highly recommend it.

Tom Ward 18/06/23

TrustPilot
We charted Seafarer for a 10 day trip in the Maldives. We booked with AWAVE about 12 months before. James was super helpful, really responsive and just easy to deal with. We even made a very last minute change to go to the central atolls which he arranged pretty much straight away. The trip itself was unreal, great surf, amazing wildlife and scenery. If you’re thinking about a surf charter, do it and book through these guys!

Natasha Gronski 06/08/23

TrustPilot
Awave Travel is the best surf travel agency I have ever booked! They are very professional and responsive to my inquiries and are able to match me with a surf trip appropriate to my interests and skill level. They have an outstanding relationship and reputation with the resorts that they work with, which makes a difference in the consumer experience. Above all, the Awave staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the areas they recommend, as they have actually surfed the spots and stayed at the resorts. For anyone who wants a hassle-free, no worries, relaxing and fun surf adventure, Awave Travel is the way to go!

David 05/29/23

TrustPilot
8 of us stayed at Hudhuranfushi for my 50th birthday celebration. The resort and services were amazing. James and the team at AWAVE stayed in contact from the beginning to end to ensure we had everything we needed. Great experience. Definitely looking forward to booking our next trip with AWAVE in the near future.

Alexandra Franz 05/31/23

TrustPilot
We spent amazing days in Morocco in Amouage. Was an amazing stay and the full surf package offered by AWAVE was great.
All the people were very nice and coaches were amazing. Booking was very smooth, answered all my questions and they took care of everything.
I took the coaching package and had a great time and learning. The teacher was great, very patient and explained everything very nice and calm. Felt safe all the time and had a lot of fun as well.
My boyfriend had the guiding package and he also had a great time. He was always taken to the spots that fitted his level and enjoyed the full when conditions were nice.

Alex Reuter 05/22/23

TrustPilot
We stayed at Ayada in Maldives and I can't be more complimentary of AWAVE! Awesome and patient advise over whatsapp on which resort to go to with extremely details local knowledge on surf conditions, wave spots, resort quality, which atolls to go to, etc. I followed their recommendation and it was spot on. Easy booking on short notice before the trip, can't thank James enough!

Stewart Cropp 05/19/23

TrustPilot
Our remarkable trip was 12 months in the planning.it was awkward to organize because there was so many people coming and going over our two week chartered cruise.
I can’t speak highly enough of AWAVE and more to the point ,the wonderful Giulia Manfrini. She is so caring and sweet and far above and beyond any travel consultant that I have ever worked with
Thankyou Giulia for all your prompt answers to my gazillion questions
You are “Simply the best”.
Now onto the Carpe Diem
The trip of a lifetime was had by all 20 of us
The Captain and crew worked tirelessly to pander to our every whim
They would not allow us to lift a finger
Our Barmen Shawn and Cook ( still can’t pronounce his name ) were superb, the food was first class and varied and the alcohol flowed like a river
Our Surf guide “Seppe” found waves for us every day except for two while we travelled deep into the central Attols
We were greatful for the rest
We snorkeled with the sharks and visited uninhabited Islands spent an afternoon being spoiled at a high class resort .
All in all an Awsome trip

Diane 05/11/23

TrustPilot
James helped us organize our trip in April for my partner and I in the Mentawai.
First, lets discuss the service : James was super clear and reactive. We received a list of resorts with different price ranges and he provided all the elements for us to decide based on our needs and budget. We felt very supported for the organization and we even received so advices few days before leaving for packing.
I was a bit afraid as i'm not a good surfer so i reach out many times to understand how I could still try and learn and James always replied very quick and with all the info i need.
Then when we arrive : it was super well organized, everything went smooth and we fell in love with the place and people. We can tell they really worked on their resort selection and travel organization and we trust our next adventure will be as qualitative.
Already recommended their service ;).
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