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Northern atolls Central atolls Southern atolls

The best time for Maldives surfing trips is the Southern Hemisphere winter, which lasts from March ’til October. During this period, the roaring forties cause storms which bring the largest swells to the archipelago. The biggest waves are likely to occur in June, July and August. During this period, the wind is mainly offshore all day long. This paradise is exposed to the same swells as Indonesia is, except that its higher latitude and its South-East exposure offers cooler and less hardcore surfing. The typical madivian wave rolls up like most point breaks with workable corners, fun pockets and long rides. Very rarely will the sets wall up or close out the channels. The waves break on mostly dead reef, and very rarely will you come in contact with it unless you are surfing on a very low tide.

Surfing in the Maldives is tempered by the North-East and South-West monsoons. During the North-East monsoon (from March until April), conditions are optimal in the Southern Atolls. From May to October, during the South-West monsoon, the best surfing area is in the Northern atolls or the Central atolls. A Maldives surfing charter is one of the best ways to experience the many different waves and breaks. If you have any questions regarding our charter boats, what is included on the surf trip, or any other questions regarding the maldives surfing experience, please visit our FAQ page or contact us directly.

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Northern atolls

Northern atolls

Total Breaks:
15
Best Season:
March - October
Skill:
Intermediate
Best Wind:
South West
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Central atolls

Central atolls

Total Breaks:
15
Best Season:
March - October
Skill:
Intermediate
Best Wind:
South West
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Southern atolls

Southern atolls

Total Breaks:
23
Best Season:
March - April
Skill:
Advanced
Best Wind:
North East
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