As an island known for its pristine beaches and shimmering waters, Maldives is one of the best destinations for water sports excursions. Find out more about how you can learn to windsurf like a pro or ride the waves on your own if you’re already familiar with it.
The Beauty of Maldives
The Maldives provides the perfect getaway from the bustle of city life, replacing concrete buildings with palm trees and coral reefs, and roads with an endless ocean. The coral gardens contain all kinds of exotic flora and fauna, a visual treat to witness during a snorkelling expedition.
Whether you want a relaxing holiday, or an adventurous one, the Maldives offer options for both, making it the perfect destination for vacations ranging from honeymoons to business trips. Blessed with a serene environment with marine life that is unique in the variety of species that inhabit the coral reefs, along with over 700 species of fish and other aquatic life, the island can provide plenty of thrill. It is the perfect backdrop to surf against and will give you memories for a lifetime.
The Maldivian Environment
Windsurfing was brought to the Maldives in the late 70s by Tony Hinde, an Australian surfer who loved the surf break on the island. The environmental conditions in the Maldives are excellent for windsurfing. Due to the clear waters and the temperature of the water, a comfortable 25℃, it creates the ideal atmosphere to ride a wave on a surfboard.
Additionally, the waters are also safe to surf on, owing to the large turquoise lagoons with shallow water levels, and the Maldives house reef that acts as a barrier. This is especially useful for beginners when learning to balance on the board with the aid of the sail.
Ideal Seasons for Surfing
Typically, the best months for surfing are from April to October, which is when the South-West Monsoon season is. The biggest waves can be found from June to September with waves sometimes rising all the way up to 8 feet!
The island also provides the required facilities to improve the experiences of surfers. Resorts in the Maldives such as the Adaaran Club Rannalhi provide equipment such as the boards and the sails, available according to the level of experience of their guests. Some resorts even provide windsurfing lessons, conducted by seasoned instructors carefully vetted by the resorts for your safety.