Although the diving spots in Maldives are considered among the best spots in the world – Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon even speaks of a glowing magical light on the islands – surfing is best suited for the intermediate surfer. The waves here are not the largest or the most powerful waves you could find, and they are usually about head high. While this may take away the high adrenaline rush, it leaves plenty of room to have fun and enjoy barrels; the type of activity you would want to engage in after sunbathing at a Maldives beach resort.
There are three identifiable areas in the Maldives surfing scene: South Atolls, Central Atolls, and Male Atolls. Male Atolls are best explored from April to October when the waves are better. Some of the best-known surfing spots of this atoll are Cokes, Chickens, Lohi’s, Honky’s. Jailbreaks, Guru’s, Foxys, Pasta Point, Piddlies, Sultans, and Riptides. However, it must be noted that Male Atolls are the most frequented by visitors, and there is likely to be a large crowd in the area during the season. The Central Atolls where the season is from March to November when there are bigger swells. Best known surf spots here are Mulhaku Rights/Lefts, Adonis, Muli, Veyvah, Malik’s, Finnimas, Bedhuge, Mikado, Isadhoo, Mahibadhoo, Mada’s, Yin Yang, and Tsunami’s. The South Atolls with a February to November season has popular surf spots like Beacons, Castaways, Antiques, Blue Bowls, Five Islands, Rockets, Love Charms, Twin Peaks, Shangri-La, and Gaukendi Bridge.
The best way to reach a good surfing spot is to take a boat. Charters can be taken from virtually anywhere on the Maldives Islands. However, a special permit is required to take a boat into the South Atolls. Therefore, it is important that you plan your trip in advance and have all elements necessary for the trip ready at hand before the big day itself.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+