Surfing


Surfing in the MaldivesIn the mid 70s a an Australian Surfer who was travelleing to Africa from Srilanka was shipwrecked at the Maldives. He was amazed by the Maldivian waves, he stayed on married a local girl and opened his own surf agency and ever since it's been a swell ride.

And recently Maldives has been hosting international surfing competitions such as the O'neill Deep Blue Open in 2001, which has put Maldives on the international surfing map.

The surfing season is March to October, with the biggest swells occurring in July and August. Wave sizes range from 4 to 8 feet . while the temperature is at an ideal varying between 24 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Most of the best known surf points are located in North & South Male Atoll.

North Male" Atoll

North Male Atoll Surf Locations
Chickens - Villingilimathi Huraa (Kuda Villingili) Uninhabited Island . Eastern reef of North Male Atoll.

Colais - Thulusdhoo, Atoll Capital. Eastern reef of North Male Atoll

Lohiis - Lohifushi Island Resort.(now known as Hudhuranfushi) Eastern reef of North Male Atoll

Ninjas - Kanifinolhu Resort. Eastern Reef of North Male Atoll

Pasta Point- Chaaya Island Donveli, Eastern Reef of North Male Atoll

Sultans -
Tari Village Resort (Kanu Huraa). Eastern reef of North Male Atoll

Honkyis - Thamburudhoo ( Uninhabited Island ), Eastern Reef of North Male Atoll

Towns- Male' Island ( Capital ) on Easten Reef of North Male' Atoll

South Male' Atoll

South Male Atoll Surf Points
Guruis-
near the island of Gulhi , inhabited island, Eastern Reef of South Male Atoll
Kates - Boduhuraa, near the Palm Tree Island Resort. Eastern Reef of South Male Atoll. 
Last Stop - Guraidhoo, Inhabited Island . Eastern Reef of South Male Atoll