Maldives is a paradise for people who love the beach. Normally, Maldives is a place that scuba divers want to visit because of the great dive sites it houses. However, the Maldives are now also very popular as a surfing destination where thousands of surfers from different parts of the world visit every year.
Thanks to the O’Neill Deep Blue Contest held in the mid 90s here in Maldives, surfing became very popular here. With lots of fantastic breaks, you can be sure that you will be able to have a lot of fun surfing here. However, the only problem is that few of these breaks are within the tourism zone. You will need to hire a guide and go to the other part of Maldives in order to search for the other beaches that host fantastic breaks that you can surf on.
Also, these breaks are only surfable within the months of March and November. It is important to remember that you have to plan ahead when you are thinking about surfing in the Maldives. Because of the fact that this place is very popular among beach lovers and surfers alike, you will find it hard to book for a place to stay and even harder for you to get a plane to Maldives.
In fact, because people book way ahead of time, it can even be impossible for you to book a month before your trip. This is why it is important for you to also book your trip and your accommodation way ahead of the surfing season. You have to keep in mind that the Maldives is not a place where you can just turn up with your board and surf the waves. You really need to plan your trip.
Between May and November, the southwest monsoon will hit the Maldives. During this time, you will be able to usually experience fantastic surfing as it is on this time that you will be able to get the best breaks.
You also need to remember that June is the month where big storms hit the Maldives which means that surfing will be no good during this month. However, if you are an advanced surfer or you are more adventurous and is a person looking for that sense of danger, then this is the month that you want to surf in the Maldives. With huge swells, you will be able to ride through the storms and really have an adrenaline rush doing it.
The North Male Atoll in the Maldives hosts the best known breaks. However, you have to get here early as this place is very popular among surfers. And, it can get pretty crowded that you will need to wait quite a while for you to surf the water in this particular area.
Other great spots for surfing are The Chickens, Cola’s, Lohi’s, Jailbreaks, and Sultans. The South Male Atoll also has some breaks but is generally smaller. This place is perfect for beginners but you may want to remember that the breaks here are not as consistent as the breaks in North Male Atolls.
There are also outer Atolls that houses decent breaks but you will need to plan your trip out here and you will need to hire a reliable boatman to take you to these Atolls.
Maldives offers some of the best surfing in the world. So, if you are planning to go on a surfing vacation, you might want to try booking a trip for Maldives. Once you experience surfing here, you can be sure that you will want to come back for more.