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Mikado Surf Camp

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 inhabited 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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Mikado Surf Camp

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 inhabited 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

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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