Kitesurfing is one of the most exciting things you can do in the Maldives – there’s nothing that can match the feeling of skimming across the water’s surface at break-neck speeds! So, if you’re up for it, here’s a quick guide to kitesurfing in the Maldives.
When to Go
While the sun tends to shine brightly over the Maldives for most of the year, January is considered to be the best time for kitesurfing in the islands. Keep in mind that the smaller islands also tend to have better winds as well.
One of the reasons that kitesurfing is among the most popular things to do at Maldives attractions is that the conditions are just perfect for it. Clean and transparent water is all around here, the winds are favourable but not too strong and of course, the sun is nice and bright.
If you’re staying at one of the prominent Maldives resorts – for instance, the Heritance Aarah Maldives – you might be able to book a kitesurfing tour with the resort itself. Otherwise, there are plenty of local surfing schools that can get you set up.
Doing Your Research
It’s paramount that you look up and do our background research on the islands that you plan to visit and kitesurf in. Each comes with its own conditions and some places are more suited for beginners while others are ideal for more advanced surfers.