Surfing In Maldives
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It maybe that you have never heard about surfing in
Maldives, for it is a relatively new surfing destination. But nonetheless,
it is as good as other destinations around the world- packed with fun and
adventure. The waves around some of the island resorts on the atoll edge
provide fabulous avenues for surfing. Some resorts offer regular boat trips
to the surf breaks, however it would be wise for you to have a beforehand
checkout. Another good option could be the surfing cruises. You can relish
some of the less known surf spots away from Male.
The Season of Surfing
The best season for an ideal surf is the Southwest monsoons, i.e. between
the months of May and October. During this season the sea offers fairly high
rising waves which will put your skills to test and sate your hunger.
Spots for Surfing
The dare devils can unleash their surfing skills here :
This is an uninhabited island on the eastern reef of North Male
Atoll. A good place for speed surfing. You will need a long, excellent
left-hander that has two sections. A pleasant thin, peeling, racing lip.
Best winds are NW-NNE (offshore). Access by boat.
Located in the eastern reef of North Male Atoll, it provides you with
a short but intense ride. A steep barrelling takeoff is followed by a very
shallow inside section that opens up even more than the takeoff. Here,
surfing is best on mid to high tide. Ideal on a straight south swell and
winds NW. Access by boat.
It is near the Lohifushi Island Resort in the eastern reef of North Male
Atoll. Here, you need a good and hollow left-hander with two sections.
Surfing is best during NW-NE offshore winds. Access is provided from the
resort by boats.
Piddlies / Ninjas
The favourite haunt of the Japanese surfers, it is near the Kanifinolhu
Resort in the eastern Reef of North Male Atoll. It is a good spot for
beginners and long-boarders. Works best on W-NW winds with a moderate S
Apart from these you can check out other surfing spots Pasta Point which
offers rides upto 100 yards long. The eastern reef of the North Male Island
have other spots like Honkys and Tomb Stones which are as good as the
others. The Male Island Point can be accessed from the shore itself.
The eastern reef of the Soputh Male Atoll have some great surfing
sites like Gurus, Quarters, Kates, Natives and Riptides where you can
challenge the ocean.