Surfing in the Maldives
Surfing in the Maldives is becoming very popular. The best time is between April and June, when you get consistent swells. July to September can get quite stormy. November to December is not a good time for surfing in the Maldives. There are 8 main breaks in the Northern Atoll. Chickens, Colas, Lohi’s, Ninja’s, Pasta Point, Sultans, Honkys and Jailbreaks.
Surfing in the Maldives is ideal for intermediate and advanced surfers. The waves can’t be thought off as super powerful, as the swell normally reaches shoulder to head height, but it offers big chances of barrels and long fun waves. There are some really good spots for surfing, but only a few are easily reached from the resorts. Most of the spots are very close to each other, so it is easy to find good waves. The best way to reach these is by boat.
While the reefs can be quite sharp and that’s all you will be surfing, the reefs are also pretty flat with a gentle slope. There is not a lot of strange coral heads sticking up in the face or any sharp volcanic reefs loitering below the surface. Tourists come to the Maldives for there idyllic islands and warm turquoise waters, so the surf is clean and clear, no pollution here. The swell is very consistent, but even on flat days there’s always something else to do, such as diving, snorkeling or fishing.
Resorts that are close to the surfing points are:
Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi
Cinnamon Island Dhonveli
Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa
Hideaway Beach Resort
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon
Six Senses Laamu
W Maldives Resort