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Maldive Surf Trip

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Magnificent coral atolls that rise from the sea to form perfect surfing reefs, immersed in the Indian Ocean, tropical islands with pristine beaches, crystal clear sea, an extraordinary fauna with turquoise lagoons that make it a real paradise.

The tropical climate, influenced by the monsoon, is characterized by two distinct seasons, the wet and the dry one. The dry season, called in local language “Iruvai”, starts from November and lasts until the end of April and corresponds to the monsoon “dry” during which the wind comes from the north-east (from Asia).

The wet season, called in local language “Hulhangu”, runs from May until late October and takes the “wet” wind from the south-west (from the bottom of the Indian Ocean, South Africa) accompanied frequently by the monsoon rains.

The main surfing area are:

The south atolls that works mainly from February to April and from September to November. This remote area of the Maldives is accessible only by boat and you can find ideal conditions, very few people in the water and some of the most powerful waves in the Maldives. In the "Huvadhoo" and "Addu" atolls, the best known of this area, there are several surf spots with powerful waves that breaks in a few inches of water to form, in the right condition, barrel that have nothing to envy to the Indonesia waves!

The central atolls, less known, that works mainly during the monsoon season "wet" or from May to November. Despite receiving an average measure of the swell less than the atolls north, when a very powerful swell comes from the south with a good wind direction, it will create the perfect conditions to share with very few people in the water. In the Thaa and Laamu atolls, the best known of the central atolls, there are several surf spots including Malik's, Finnimas, Mikado Outside, Inside Mikado, Ying Yang's Refugee Refugee's Rights and Lefts. The boat trip is the only way to access this area of the Maldives.

The atolls of north and south Male that works mainly during the "wet" monsoon season or from May to November. The most famous spots such as jailbreaks, Sultan, Honkys, Pasta Point, Lohis, Ninjas, and Coke's Chicken are on the Male North Atoll. The waves are generally easy and accessible also to intermediate surfers (except the most challenging spots such as Coke's, Chickens and Sultan that are only for advanced surfer especially with a medium to large swell) and unlikely to exceed 6/7 feet. From July to September you can find the most consistent waves with the biggest swells of the season but it is definitely the time when the spots are more crowded.

We want to share our ten years experience with those who want to take a surf trip in Bali by providing all possible tips through which you could save valuable time of your adventure.

What to do when you are not surfing

Put on a mask and you will feel in an aquarium. Snorkelling in the Maldives is a super fun activity that everyone can do. The coral reefs of the islands are populated by different species of fish and marine flora and close encounters with these creatures make the experience unforgettable. Moreover, thanks to the water temperature that remains constant throughout the year, it is an ideal activity all year round.

There are hundreds of popular dive sites scattered around the vast Maldives Indian Ocean populated by some of the most beautiful marine species around the world. All this has made the Maldives one of the best dive destinations in the world. You will find plenty of shopping and diving schools that offer world class courses.

Maldivians have fished for thousands of years and the same activity represented the people's livelihood for generations. Many accommodation organize excursions for lovers of deep-sea fishing offering specially boats built for fishing and equipped with all necessary equipment. The most common catches in fishing includes Barracuda, Sail fish, Mahi-mahi, wahoo, marlin, tuna, snappers and groupers. This experience gives the opportunity to immerse themselves in the typical Maldivian culture.

INFO

  • Capital : Malè
  • Religion : Islamic Sunni
  • Language : Dhivehi - English
  • Currency : Maldivian rupee (MVR)
  • Area code : +960
  • Time zone : UCT +02
  • Visa : Valid for 30 days

ACCOMMODATIONS

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Jan - Feb Mar - Apr May - Jun Jul - Aug Sep - Oct Nov - Dic
Average swell height 1ft - 3ft 3ft - 4ft 5ft - 6ft 6ft - 7ft 4ft - 6ft 1ft - 3ft
Average outdoor temperature (min - max) 24° - 30° 25° - 31° 26° - 31° 26° - 31° 25° - 30° 23° - 30°
Average water temperature (min - max) 27° - 28° 28° - 29° 27° - 28° 27° - 28° 27° - 28° 27° - 28°
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