With idyllic backdrops and a pleasant weather all year around, the Maldives offers the perfect setting for surfing! Many regard this destination as a surfers paradise – The North Male atoll, in particular, features some of the best wave formations on the island cluster and here are few things you should know before you plan your surfing trip to the Maldives
Why the North Male atoll is ideal for surfing
The islands of north male atoll a located at proximity to each other and it channels wave and wind towards the shores at a rate which is favourable for surfing. Also, the north male atoll is home to the populated islands of the archipelago which makes it easier to find surf supplies.
The waters of the north male atoll bring in waves that are easily manoeuvrable, ideal reef and surf breaks at average heights make surfing easier for beginners and intermediate surfers. It also lets pro surfers polish and masters their skills.
You can hire surfing gear at any of the many surfshops that are located on the populated islands, you could also rent surfboards or get in touch with stores and tour operators who offers surfing while you are at any of the best Maldives resort properties the likes of Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon.
Things to remember
Although the waves aren’t dangerous and it is perfectly safe in the Maldives to surf, there are few things you need to remember while engaging in this sport. They are, you should be a bit cautious while riding waves in the shallows since the ocean floor is filled with corals with jagged edges which might injure you if you come in contact with it directly. Also do not venture far on your own into the waters and make sure that you don’t go surfing along. Do not surf during unfavourable climate conditions as even the perfect weather paradise isles can have storms and downpours occasionally.