While it may not get as much attention as some other water sports in Maldives, windsurfing offers as many thrills and is well worth trying on your holiday.
The Best Season
The best period for windsurfing in Maldives is generally from May to October; this is considered the off-peak season since it’s also when the monsoon arrives. However, it won’t rain all the time and the winds are at their strongest, perfect for this activity. That said, you can try it at other times of the year too.
Learning the Ropes
In the Maldives, tourist attractions include the tranquil lagoons of islands which are ideal spots to learn this water sport. Resorts such as VARU by Atmosphere offer both private and group lessons from experienced instructors which will help you get the hang of this activity and you will soon be zipping along the water!
Environment & Conditions
As mentioned, island lagoons are well-suited for this activity since the waters are calmer, though experienced windsurfers can take to the seas and skim along the waves. During the peak season, there are ideal swells in the ocean too while the year-round average water temperature is a pleasant 28°C.
Guidelines to Keep in Mind
There are certain things to remember when going windsurfing; always keep the resort’s water sports centre informed if you are going out to sea and do not venture too far away from the island. Additionally, check the weather forecast before you set off and be mindful of wind changes, corals and reef channels.