The towns of Hanelei in Hawaii, Tofino in British Columbia, Byron Bay in Australia, as well as a number of seaside towns in Ireland, Monocco, Brazil, France and North Carolina have been named as the ‘World’s Best Surf Towns’ by the National Geographic. Though not ranked on this list, the island beaches of Maldives also offer some of the best surfing experiences in the world. Its idyllic natural beauty coupled with the convenience and opulence provided by Maldives luxury hotels, tourists are in for a splendidly marvellous time if they intend on surfing in Maldives.
Hotels such as Huvafen Fushi Maldives offer their guests with a variety of water sports ranging from diving, dolphin cruises and whale shark spotting as well as fishing at sunset, waterskiing, wakeboarding and of course, surfing. For tourists with a predisposition towards surfing as well as those who wish to experiment with the sport for the first time, hotels offer packages for windsurfing as well as kite surfing. The islands are home to three major zones which are ideal for surfers at different times of the year. For tourists in vacationing in Maldives from May to August, surfing is best in the Central Atolls including the Maluku, Meemu, Laamu and Hadhdhunmhthee Atolls while the periods of late February to April and late August to October find the Outer Atolls i.e. Gaafu Dhaal and Seenu, to be where the waves break best. From March to October, enthusiasts could also experience thrilling surfs in the Male Atolls which can be accessed through a resort or by charter.
Surfers will find themselves faced with a number of options. One could opt for Resort based surfing where some hotels located close to a reef break will offer their guests the choice of surfing there. Another option is to charter a boat and experience the thrill and adventure of surfing wherever they wish at whatever time. This allows surfers the luxury to avoid the crowds as well as enjoy the convenience it offers. Surfing in the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean is an experience worth having and one which is accompanied with breathtaking views and exhilarating moments when in the Maldives.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.