Kelly Slater said, “Surfing is all about the experiences we have. The travel aspect of surfing – experiencing the world – is something that can’t be replaced.” Here are a few tips from the king’s mouth itself, teaching you about the islands.
The Maldives is made up of 1200 islands spread across an 800km along the Indian Ocean.
2. From Above
The atolls look heavenly from the sky and Kelly Slater’s immediate reaction was to think, “Wow, this is a true surfers paradise!”
3. Beautiful and Safe
Compared to the surf areas in Indonesia, the Maldives is much more relaxed politically and safer, especially for single female travellers.
4. Peak Season
April to October are the best months if you are headed to the Maldives for the surfing season. It will be the best time to meet like-minded surfer tourists and take part in competitions.
5. Where to Score
If you are in the islands during March/April and late in October/November, you should head to the Southern Atolls. If you are during the season and looking for the southern swells, pick the Central Atolls.
6. Best Family Options
If you are going in through with the whole family, you might consider heading to a good Maldives resort the likes of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort. The resort islands are well known for many amazing resorts for family vacations.