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Surfing in the Maldives, who would have thought it!

There is more to the Maldives than sun and sand.



Maldives Specialist
Published on

12 Jan 2019

Updated on

17 Jun 2020

Hudhuranfushi Surfing

Like so many people you are probably thinking that the Maldives is all soft white sand and gentle clear waters. Well, although that is certainly on offer at many of the resorts, there are a few that also offer world class surfing and we can arrange holidays to all of them for you.

Surfing at Hudhuranfushi
Getting ready to ride the waves

Where to surf in the Maldives

What could be better than a morning of surfing followed by a relaxing spa treatment, some yoga or simply just enjoying a relaxing time.

There are a few islands that offer surfing like Kandooma, Six Senses Lamu, Niyama Private Islands, Ayada Maldives, Shangri La and Hudhuranfushi. We can book all these Island resorts for you.

Featured Resort - Hudhuranfushi

Hudhuranfushi is perfect for avid surfers as this Island limits the amount of boarders at any one time. You won't be sharing the seas with hordes of other surfers like many other destinations around the world. You'll need to book their special surf package which registers you to use the waves, surf guides and the special Surf Dhoni boat to take you to the waves away from the island.

My Top Tip: I suggest you enquire about this holiday as soon as possible as places are restricted.

Hudhuranfushi Surfing
Surfing from the beach at Lohis, Hudhuranfushi
Hudhuranfushi Surfing
Exhilarating surfing
Hudhuranfushi Surf Dhoni Boat
Surf Dhoni Boat transport

Check out these Waves

Hudhuranfushi Surf Deck
Sunset at the Surf Deck

Lohi’s surf break: An exciting left-hander that offers consistent performance. This is at the island and can be watched from the bar of the same name - Lohis Bar - which now offers surfers and their families breakfast and lunch!!

Jailbreaks: A classic right-hander.

Honkey's: Great fun left-hander with a mellow takeoff and a big bend. Good but not all that consistent.

Sultans: One of the most user-friendly waves with long workable walls, great barrel opportunities and several take off regions. Very consistent!

Ninjas: Another a fun right-hander and perfect for lower level surfers.

Cokes (colas): Is a right-hander which breaks 3-10ft and is well protected from the southerly winds. Cokes' surf break will test your tube-riding ability.This wave has been well photographed and is the hollowest in the North Male atoll.

Chickens: This left-hander is known as one of the fastest waves in the North Male atoll. It holds a swell size from 3ft to well over 10ft and provides rides up to 500m long.


Daily Surfboard Rental: $25

Weekly Surfboard Rental $150

Changing boards is allowed/encouraged! Prices subject to 12% GST and any damages will be charged. Prices subject to change. Professional Photo Packages Available.

Hudhuranfushi Surfing
Enjoying the Waves
Hudhuranfushi Surfing
Lohis Deck, an ideal look out spot
Hudhuranfushi Surfing
Making the most of the Surf