Amongst the best water sports in Maldives, windsurfing offers plenty of fun-filled thrills and here’s a quick guide on what’s on offer.
What to Expect
The setting of idyllic islands, large lagoons and calm waters provide the perfect backdrop for this activity. At Maldives resorts, honeymoon getaways aside, water sports like windsurfing can also be enjoyed in places like the Raa Atoll. Depending on the season, wind speeds can reach 15-22 knots, ideal for this activity.
Choosing a Resort
Not all resorts will offer windsurfing, so ensure you choose one that does with options including Adaaran Select Meedhupparu. Such properties are ideal not only for seasoned pros but beginners too; apart from equipment rental they also offer private lessons as well as basic and short courses to help you get started.
Keep in Mind
When trying this water sport, always pay heed to your instructors. Those who are experienced and heading out to sea for windsurfing should inform the onsite water sports centre of their plan and not go too far away from the island. Be mindful of corals and reef channels that you may encounter and sudden weather changes.
The Best Period
For windsurfing here, generally, the best period with the strongest winds is from May to October; this happens to coincide with the off-peak season so you can look forward to reduced rates too! That said, beginners can learn and try this activity year-round, so it doesn’t matter even if you visit during the peak season.