With some of the best waves in the world, the water of Maldives is perfect to go for surfing. The long fun waves make it a perfect trip which is why it is one of the topmost things to do in Maldives whether intermediate or advanced surfers. There are around 1190 islands in the Maldives that are spread in the Indian Ocean along 800 km long vertical stretch and each region gives you a different experience. It is absolutely safe to surf in the Maldives because the swell reaches up to your shoulder or head height, unlike other destinations where the waves are super powerful. If you have booked a Maldives holiday tour package for surfing trips then the best time to visit here is between March and November where the weather is good and most of the archipelago is good for surfing.
The Maldives is popularly known as a honeymoon destination where couples enjoy their romantic holiday and get to know each other more. But due to consistent swell here some of the water sport activities started to become popular due to which the economy of the Maldives tourism industry grew further. Even on flat days, you can do exciting things like snorkeling to see the rich flora and fauna underneath the waters of Maldives or go kayaking. There are numerous surf spots in the island nation and finding them is very easy since they are very close to each other. Male Atolls, Central Atolls, and South Atolls are the three main surfing areas on this tropical island. Some like to surf with now crowd around but some like to enjoy with others around it depends on individual’s choice. If you want to do surfing with less or no crowd then you need to head to Central and South Atolls as Male Atolls can be very crowded particularly from May to August months.
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Below are some of the best spots for surfing in the Maldives:
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The first region that comes to mind when talking about surfing in the Maldives is Male Atolls. It is the administrative atoll of the Maldives consisting of 2 separate atolls South Male Atoll and North Male Atoll. If you are searching for the best resort to stay in your Maldives tour package then this region can be the best option as there are many famous resorts here and all the islands are close to the Velana International airport. Reputed for rich wave zone, Male Atolls also known as Northern Atolls have hosted many international and national surfing competitions so at times you can find lots of crowds here. The best time to visit here is between March and October while from April to August you can get to see some great swells for surfing with ranges from two to eight feet. Some of the best spots for surfing at Male Atolls are:
Probably not the most well-known if compared to Male Atolls and South Atolls, but if you are looking to escape the crowds then this could be a perfect place for you. Meemu, Dhaalu, Laamu, and Thaa are four atolls between the Male and South atoll area thus forming Central Atolls. Its popularity is increasing among surfers because there are plenty of medium-sized waves that can surprise you as the breaks are unknown but most of them are right-handers with some lefts as well. Some of the best spots for surfing at Central Atolls are:
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South Atolls are secluded from others and the only way to reach here is by charter boats so if planning a Maldives tour package it can end up being an expensive trip. The best time to visit most of the atolls in the Maldives is from April to September but many say that in South Atolls you can get the best conditions from February to April that is before the southwest monsoon begins and also between September and November when it ends. To travel here you will need special government approvals. Here the best conditions for surfing can be found at GaafuDhalu Atoll because the swell here picks up more than any other atoll in the Maldives. This region is also known as Huvadhoo Atoll. Some of the best spots for surfing at Central Atolls are:
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