Maldives, a fantastic country, made up of sun, sand and sea.
With a thousand mesmerising islands, massive lagoons with different depths,
infinite shades of blue and turquoise water, lovely underwater coral
gardens, Maldives is an ideal destination for a tropical holiday. Besides
the multitude of features mentioned above, the country is the world's best
Maldives is the ultimate place for surfers looking for exotic waves with the
assurance of quality and safety. Great surfing spots include areas such as Chickens,
Cokes, Piddlies / Ninjas, Sultans, and Honkey's. Touring on Pure Vacations boats
allows total flexibility, maximising ones surf time.
Best Season for Surfing
The southwest monsoon from April to October is often wet and rainy, but
this period provides the best surf.
Major Areas for Surfing
There are two major surfing areas in Maldives; The North Male Atoll
(season: April-October), and the Outer Atolls (season: Feb-Apr).
The North Male Atoll contains the more well known breaks such as Lohis,
Cokes, Chickens, Sultans, Jailbreaks, Honkys and Ninjas. These breaks offer
a mix of rights and lefts for both the recreational and the high performance
surfer, averaging 3-8ft and featuring some long point breaks as well as some
hollower reefs. The North Male breaks can be accessed by one of two means:
surf charter boat, or from the 4-star Lohifushi Island Resort.
The Outer Atolls, approximately 300 miles to the South, contain at least a
dozen, world class reef breaks that are rarely surfed, and this zone is
fickle, with the right wind and swell conditions occurring during the months
of February, March and April. This area can only be accessed by means of a
well-equipped surf charter vessel. The surf in the Outer Atolls is usually a
few feet bigger than the North Male Atoll, more hollow and more shallow,
similar to Indonesia style breaks.
Board (Recommended number is 2 : A normal shortboard and a mid-range gun
(6-8 to 7-0). It rarely gets over 8ft
Wetsuit, but a vest or long-sleeved rashguard is advised for protection
from the sun.
Booties are a necessity due to the sharp coral found all over the atolls.
Waterproof sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.