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How to Surf in the Maldives? – Conquering the Waves in style

An ideal paradise for those who love to surf- the Maldives

By Amie GinendraPublished 3 years ago 3 min read
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An ideal paradise for those who love to surf- the Maldives in an epic travel destination for honeymooners, family travellers, and adventure seekers alike. The Maldives is a country with 1200 islands and most of these islands have perfect surfing spots with unique characteristics. Check this guide out if you are someone planning to visit the Maldives for a surfing adventure anytime soon because you’ll find this article beneficial more than anyone else.

Surfing in the Southern Atolls

Surfing in the Southern Atoll is fun and exciting when it’s done from March to April or from October to November. You come across both the southwest and southeast swells here, and thus the surfing setups are very varied and diverse. In addition to surfing, you can also engage in snorkelling or fishing here, because these experiences are also just phenomenal. Huvadhoo and Addu Atolls are popular for its beacons and tiger stripes, which are known as waves containing so much power, barrelling down on to a shallow reef. Although these waves tend to be much smaller than their northern counterparts, they offer a tonne of opportunities for the more experienced and daring surfers, with waves that break really fast and throw hard.

Surfing in the North / South Male

A great setup for surfing adventures, the North / South Male area, with the southeast swell, provides breaking waves. The surfing platforms will always be busy due to this reason, but it’s guaranteed to be fun and exciting. The best time to surf in the North / South Male falls from April to October, and you will have to expect some crowd as well. Here, surfers can find soft-breaking, perfectly-shaped waves that are ideal for amateurs or would-be surfers who are just starting out.

Surfing on your family vacation

Surfing does not normally fall under the family activities to do in Maldives, because of the fear that travellers have for this amazing experience. But once you decide to spend a family vacation at a resort such as Adaaran Prestige Water Villas, take your kids and have a practice surfing session first. If they like it, let them enjoy the experience some more. There are many surf camps carried out by professional experts, and they’ll teach you everything including maintaining your body balance when you surf. Also, you need to accept the fact that falling is as much a part of surfing as balancing yourself. The only thing that is keeping you from becoming a pro is your fear of failure – so accepting the fact that you’re going to have a few spills is the best tip you could follow as a beginner.

About the board sizes

If you are in for a great surfing adventure, it’s better if you can carry 2 surfboards with you. In the Maldives, you will be dealing with waves that belong to the 2-4ft range and also those that belong to the 6ft range. If you have one surfboard at home with which you are familiar, make sure you bring it along with you on your Maldivian tour because convenience is the key, no matter what.

Tips to know before you surf in the Maldives

If you want to spend some more time in the water, having fun, and learning new skills, you should do some training and maintain a good fitness level before you take on your Maldivian tour. Once you decide to take a practice session, make sure you get all your doubts clarified by the instructor because you will be paying for his service. If you also wish to engage in fishing or snorkelling experiences, make sure you bring your gear. Drink lots and lots of water when you are in the Maldives to keep yourself hydrated and this will help you to enjoy every minute of your tour.


About the Creator

Amie Ginendra

Traveller | Writer | Foodie Lover | Blogger

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