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Surf Breaks Maldives

Maldives with its pristine water and many reefs is a popular destination for surfers.  A surf cruise will be the best way to experience the different breaks Maldives has to offer. From amongst the tourism atolls, most known surfs are in North and South Male' Atolls. Some of the resorts on the eastern reef of the atoll are provide surfing.

CruiseMaldives.co.uk offer surfing cruises, giving the opportunity to test some of the less recognized surfs in the atolls further away from central zones.  We can also provide charters for Southern Atolls in one of our cruise yachts.

The surf season coincides with the south-west monsoon and runs from mid February to November when the best swells are generated by winter low pressure systems in the southern Indian Ocean. March and April provide a combination of excellent surfing and weather conditions.

The Maldives is also a popular destination among professional surfers. Maldives has hosted international surfing competitions which puts the Maldives as a one of the idyllic world surfing destination.
CruiseMaldives.co.uk  can take you to the best surf spots that Maldives has to offer.  Our cruises can be exclusively chartered for your surf trip. Even if you are a single surfer we can arrange open boat cruise for you.

Surfing areas and conditions

If you want to surf in the best spots in Male’ atoll, you will have to book a reservation on a live aboard. We can offer you just that.
Pasta Point, is a long peeling left with exclusive access to Thari Village. Five miles away you find the Honkys and Sultans. Honkys is a long wrapping left and is reputed to be the best wave in the Maldives. Sultans is a right with barrels.

The average size of reef breakers is 4-5 feet, rising to 8-10 feet during the surf monsoon. Surf monsoon is from late February to mid November, with the best waves coming in during March to May and then again in Sep till the end of November. Reef breakers are sometimes quite tricky to surf, the water is quite shallow on the surf and the coral beds sharp and protruding. Surfers are advised to bring all their equipment with them, as there are very few good surf equipment available.

Popular surf points in the Maldives


Villingilimathi Huraa (Kuda Villingili), Uninhabited island. Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll.


Thulusdhoo, Atoll Capital. Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll.


Male’, the capital. Eastern reef of Male’, Southern tip of North Male’ Atoll.


Thamburudhoo (Uninhabited Island), Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll.


Boduhuraa, Uninhabited Island near the Palm Tree Island Resort. Eastern Reef of South Male’ Atoll.


Lohifushi Island Resort. Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll.

Male' Island Point

Full Moon Beach Resort, Furana Fushi Island, Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll.


Kandooma Resort, Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll.

Piddlies / Ninjas

Kanifinolhu Resort. Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll.


Gulhigaathuhuraa, uninhabited island attached to Palm Tree Island Resort.


Guraidhoo, Inhabited Island. Eastern Reef of South Male’ Atoll.


Tari Village Resort (Kanu Huraa) . Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll.

Tomb Stones

Thamburudhoo (Uninhabited Island), Adjacent to ‘Sultans’. Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll.

Twin Peaks

Miyaru Faru near the island of Gulhi, inhabited island, Eastern Reef of South Male’ Atoll.

A typical surf cruise includes:

  • 7 to 14 nights accommodation onboard cruise yacht
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2 large bottle of water per person per day
  • Services of a local guide
  • Transfers to and from Airport by Dhoni to cruise yacht
  • Excursions to local island(s)
  • Unlimited surfing in Male' Atoll
  • Free use of snorkelling gear
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • Government Tourist Bed tax

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