Featured Surf Spots in Maldives
Villingilimathi Huraa (Kuda Villingili), Uninhabited
island. Eastern reef
of North Male’ Atoll:
Requires speed. Long, excellent
left-hander that has two sections. A pleasant thin, peeling,
racing lip. However conditions
must be perfect, otherwise it’s not make able. Best
winds are NW-NNE (offshore). Named because of a poultry
farm on the island. Access by boat.
Thulusdhoo, Atoll Capital.
Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll:
A short but intense
ride. A big wave tube spot. A steep barreling takeoff,
then a very shallow inside section that
opens up even more than the takeoff. Best on mid to high
tide, however, can be surfed at low tide if the swell is
big enough. Ideal on a straight south swell and winds NW
however, can be surfed in winds from any direction W -
Named after the Coca-Cola factory on the island, beautiful
view of palm fringed beach from the surf zone. Access by
Lohifushi Island Resort.
Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll: Good and hollow
left-hander with two sections. Need big SE swells and high
tides to work well. Best during NW-NE
offshore winds. Named after the island resort Lohifushi.
Access by boat even from Lohifushi Resort.
Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll: Slow right-hander,
good for beginners and long-boarders. Best on W-NW winds
with a moderate S swell. However swells
larger than 4 feet spoils it. Named Ninjas because many Japanese
surfers seem to like it. Access by boat.
Tari Village Resort (Kanu
Huraa) . Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll: Perfect
long left, which picks up more swell and is more consistent
than any other break. ‘Macaroni Bowl’-a
second tube section, which develops after the fast take off
section, mellows out for a cutback. ‘Lockjaws’ -
if you are game try out this very fast and shallow end section,
which comes after the ‘Macaroni Bowl’. Rides
are 75 to 100 yards long. Reserved for the exclusive use
of the resort guests. (Strictly enforced by Tari Village
Resort management) Best winds; N, but can be surfed with
NE-NW. Best months - February, March and April. Accessible
from the shore.
Island), Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll: Excellent,
long, world-class right-hander. One of the most consistent
waves of Male’ Atoll, which never closes
out, even on the biggest swells. The take-off is a steep
outside peak called ‘Phantoms’, which slingshots
into a very long, walled, super fast section called the ‘Pinnacles’,
over four feet. All three sections can be thrilling, almost
insane tubes. Rides are 100 to 150 yards. Best on high tide
with any wind from W to N. Access by boat.
Island), Adjacent to ‘Sultans’. Eastern Reef
of North Male’ Atoll: Long, left-hander. Starts small
and increases in size and intensity as it wraps 90 degrees
around the island. A six
feet wave on the take-off will end up at least eight feet
on the end section, called ‘Fred’s Ledge’.
Long rides and tubes through all sections. Best on low tides
unless swell is huge. Best winds, ENE-N (this is the only
wave that works on a ENE wind). Best swell, straight S. Best
months for this wave, February, March and April. Affected
by strong currents in the Southwest monsoon from May to October.
Access by boat.
Full Moon Beach Resort, Furana
Fushi Island, Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll:
Long, right-hander, offshore in winds S to W. Breaks rarely
and only large swells. At three feet it has a dry reef to
surf on. In the big swells of 1987, when many of the islands
were flooded, this was surfed at a perfect six to eight feet.
Male’, the capital. Eastern
reef of Male’,
Southern tip of North Male’ Atoll: A couple of shifting
peaks, popular with locals, riding surfboards and boogie
boards. The reef picks up plenty of
swell. Best in W winds. Accessible from the shore.
Miyaru Faru near the
island of Gulhi, inhabited island, Eastern Reef of South
Male’ Atoll: Sectiony left, which picks up more
swell than most of the breaks in South Male’ Atoll.
Can have a good end section in a big S swell. Best in N
winds, the higher the tide, the
better. Access by boat.
island attached to Palm Tree Island Resort. Eastern Reef
of South Male’ Atoll:
Really nice, fast little right-hander that picks up less
swell than most other places. Best in winds W to NW. Named
after the resort workers’ quarters
on the island.
Boduhuraa, Uninhabited Island
near the Palm Tree Island Resort. Eastern Reef of South
Male’ Atoll: Small
short left. Best in winds NW to N.
Kandooma Resort, Eastern
Reef of North Male’ Atoll: A short right, that needs
a big swell. Best SW winds.
Island. Eastern Reef of South Male’ Atoll: Small
reef in the middle of the channel on the southern side
of the island; fast right-hander, one of the best waves
in the area. The area is subject to strong currents. Best
on W to SW winds. Access by boat.