The Maldives has always been synonymous with couples and honeymoons so you wouldn’t expect it to have a vibrant surfing scene. Here are some cool facts about surfing in the Maldives that you might not have known before.
The Maldives is Comprised of 1,200 Islands
The Maldives is made up of 1,200 islands across a vertical line spanning 800km in the Indian Ocean. The strings of islands clustered together are called atolls.
The Maldives is a Surfer’s Paradise
When you look up at the atolls from the air you can see how they span out like a necklace but you’d be surprised just how many of those little islands are great places to catch a wave.
The Maldives is Calm and Quiet
The Maldives are mostly calm and quiet where a lone woman traveller would be quite safe staying in one of the over water bungalows Maldives are known for. There’s also no political or social unrest.
Not As Powerful as Indonesia But
While the waves in the Maldives aren’t as powerful as those in Indonesia’s surfer spots, they are still quite sound especially if you are an amateur.
Where are the Best Waves?
Local resorts the likes of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort are great places to catch some of the best waves in the Maldives.