If you’re chartering a vessel for cruising around the Maldivian Islands on your vacation, you might find that surf points get a little less congested as you travel further away from the Atoll containing the capital city. You might also want to check out whether your cruiser offers you the opportunity to park near the channels that separate atolls, and catch some major swells that traverse the archipelago.
Choose the itinerary that suits you the best, if you’re planning a holiday to the Maldives. Some resorts, like Hudhuranfushi, has their very own surfing point, while the advantages of choosing a liveaboard are that you can experience a myriad surf points in just one vacation.
A few well known surf spots
Grab your kit, that should have a couple of short and mid-range boards, booties, sunscreen and perhaps a helmet, and experience the reef breaks all around the Maldives, ranging from shreddable walls to hollow pits. All of the breaks in the Maldives including the ones mentioned below are coral reef breakers.
Lohis, the surf point at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi Resort, the hollow left-hander has two sections. Best in northerly breezes, these breakers need big swells from the south east, along with high tides. Access is usually for tourists visiting the resort. Located quite close is the Piddlies break, also known as the Ninja’s. This surf point has a moderate swell and has right handed breaks, great for a long board. Learn more about surfing in the Maldives.