Surfing in the Maldives – A Luxury Travel Blog: A Luxury Travel Blog: Daring travellers looking for future adventures should start planning a surf trip to the Maldives, where they can experience sensational swells and a true surfer’s paradise away from the crowds.
Unknown to many travellers, the Maldives is among the best surf spots globally, thanks to its uncrowded waves, mellow barrels and fun long waves, and endless surf breaks. The surf season in the Maldives varies by atoll, but the archipelago is generally ideal for surfing between March-May and October-November.
From the perfect spots of the North Atolls and Malé to the South Atolls off the beaten track, some of the best surf spots in the Maldives include a left-hander named Chickens, Ying Yang, which is Laamu’s most consistent wave and Jailbreaks which features a wave fast right. Adventurous travellers can take on Five Islands / Gani Point, which breaks over a shallow reef, while first-timers can enjoy the gentle swells of the seasonal summer The LUX * Break, just a five-minute jet ski ride from LUX * North Malé Atoll.
Those looking to make their surf dreams come true on their future vacation can choose from the following packages:
Turn your dreams into reality by honing your skills on the only surf simulator in the Maldives.
Beginner surfers or those looking to brush up on their balance can try Cheval Blanc Randheli’s new surf simulator. The first of its kind in the Indian Ocean destination, before riding the impressive waves on the resort’s outer reefs.
After experiencing the only surf simulator in the Maldives, adventurers will take off aboard a private Cheval Blanc Randheli seaplane for an exclusive surf excursion (depending on COVID-19 measures put in place by the government of Maldives and currently temporarily suspended due to the limitation of inter-station travel). Led by a local professional, travellers can surf the Maldives’ colourful coral reefs and capture the moment with a photo and video shoot. Suitable for guests of all ages and skill levels, You can book the experience from March through October.
Empty queues are guaranteed at Six Senses Laamu.
As the only resort on Laamu Atoll, surfing at Six Senses Laamu guarantees future travellers empty queues, where the only crowds to encounter are a pod of passing dolphins. Whether it’s your first time in the water or you’re a seasoned pro, the breaks around Six Senses Laamu offer a wide range of waves suitable for all levels.
Shoulders are a few ‘paddle in’ waves in the Maldives and are the perfect surf spot to start a surf trip. For those with more experience, four intermediate to advanced reefs (Turtles, Petrols, Jetty C, and Yin Yang) are just a ten-minute boat ride from the resort. Six Senses Laamu is in partnership with TropicSurf, and the facilities provided by the team include equipment rental, beginner lessons, boat trips and intensive coaching in the water. For those looking to take their surfing to the next level, the ‘Hot 100’ is Tropicsurf’s unique surf coaching system to advance adventurers to new breaks and higher adrenaline levels.
Discover the spectacular surf spots of North Male Atoll on Voyages Maldives’ Surfing Safari
Passionate surfers keen to try their hand at many of the Maldives ‘surf spots can board one of Voyages Maldives’ surf safaris. Home to some of the best waves in the Maldives, the North Male Atoll tour will see surfers take on the “Jailbreak” wave right on Himmafushi Island, infamous as the most extended wave in the region. The next day, travellers can experience the Maldives’ most popular stays off the island of Thamburudhoo, known as the Honkys and Sultans.
While Sultans is considered the best wave in the Maldives. Thanks to its long journeys and an indoor section that throws heavily on big swells, Honkys offers adrenaline junkies a unique experience because when conditions are perfect, the wave curves at almost 90º. On day three of their Maldives surf adventure, travellers can surf off the coast of Kani Resort and Lhohifushi Resort before heading to Thulusdhoo Point for an early morning surf at Colas – the heaviest wave in the region that offers advanced surfers the opportunity to take snapshots and cuts. Voyages Maldives also offers an itinerary on Laamu and Huvadhoo atoll and is aimed at professional and amateur surfers.