came to the Maldives in the late 70s. In
1973 Tony Hinde an Australian surfer took
a break from surfing in Sri Lanka and together
with a friend set sail for the Africa. He
was never to reach his destination. His
ship seriously off course was shipwrecked
on the shore breaks of Male'. Tony discovered
the thrill of surfing on the Maldivian reefs.
He changed his name to Tony Hussein Hinde,
married a local lady, opened his own surf
agency and decided to stay for good.
operators offer surfing cruises, giving
the opportunity to test some of the less
recognized surfs in the atolls further away
from Male’ atoll. The recognised surf
season in the Maldives is the Southwest
Monsoon, from May to October.
The Maldives in recent years has attracted
professional surfers. Maldives has hosted
international surfing competitions which
put her as a world surfing destination.
areas and conditions
and Spa fomerly Thari Village, is reputed
to be the best surf stop-over in the Maldives.
The resort has access to two of the best
surfs in North Male. Surfers are given accommodation
at Dhonveli Beach and Spa itself and in
the nearby resorts.
If you want
to surf outside of North Male' atoll, you
will have to book a reservation on a live
is a long peeling left with exclusive access
to Thari Village. Five miles away you find
the Honkys and Sultans. Honkys is a long
wrapping left and is reputed to be the best
wave in the Maldives. Sultans is a right
size of reef breakers is 4-5 feet, rising
to 8-10 feet during the surf monsoon.
is from late February to mid November, with
the best waves coming in during March to
May and then again in Sep till the end of
are sometimes quite tricky to surf, the
water is quite shallow on the surf and the
coral beds sharp and protruding.
advised to bring all their equipment with
them, as there are very few good surf equipment
are the some of famous surf points in the
Villingilimathi Huraa (Kuda Villingili),
Uninhabited island. Eastern reef of North
Thulusdhoo, Atoll Capital. Eastern reef
of North Male’ Atoll.
Male’, the capital. Eastern reef of
Male’, Southern tip of North Male’
Thamburudhoo (Uninhabited Island), Eastern
Reef of North Male’ Atoll.
Boduhuraa, Uninhabited Island near the Palm
Tree Island Resort. Eastern Reef of South
Lohifushi Island Resort. Eastern reef of
North Male’ Atoll.
Male' Island Point
Full Moon Beach Resort, Furana Fushi Island,
Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll.
Kandooma Resort, Eastern Reef of North Male’
Piddlies / Ninjas
Kanifinolhu Resort. Eastern Reef of North
Gulhigaathuhuraa, uninhabited island attached
to Palm Tree Island Resort.
Guraidhoo, Inhabited Island. Eastern Reef
of South Male’ Atoll.
Tari Village Resort (Kanu Huraa) . Eastern
reef of North Male’ Atoll.
Thamburudhoo (Uninhabited Island), Adjacent
to ‘Sultans’. Eastern Reef of
North Male’ Atoll.
Miyaru Faru near the island of Gulhi, inhabited
island, Eastern Reef of South Male’