Surfing in the Maldives is kind of what I imagine heaven looks like. Pumping waves, crystal clear warm water, and so much turquoise and blue that you can still see it when you collapse into bed at the end of the day. Throw in some palm trees and white sand beaches and you’ve got yourself a real paradise.
A surprising amount of people I’ve spoken to didn’t realise that you could even surf in the Maldives. While it’s not somewhere I’d recommend for beginners, if you’re a decent intermediate level and above, you’ll love it.
I spent a month here in July and the waves were epic. This is part of the rainy season, so the weather wasn’t perfect every day, but overall it was good. And when you’re there to surf, you don’t really care anyway.
The Maldives has a reputation for being expensive, and you can really blow the budget by staying on an island with a private surf break. If you don’t want to spend a fortune though, look at local islands like Thulusdhoo, and Himmafushi. You can get some reasonably priced accommodation, good food, and the breaks are world class.
To give you some inspiration, check out these 15 photos of Maldives surfing goodness. Be warned though—they might just have you throwing your boardies and bikinis in a bag and jumping on a plane.
Pretty sick hey?
If you have any questions about surfing in the Maldives, leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them. Also, feel free to coerce surf buddies into a trip, or simply share the Maldives love using the social buttons below 🙂