Reported by Richard Kotch – World Surfaris Hudhuranfushi Surf guide
I’ve been back in Raglan for a couple weeks, the surf and weather has been pretty good though nothing like the Maldives!! It really was a very good season – great waves, amazing weather and good times. I’m already looking forward to next year!
I’m getting lots of emails asking about the best time to visit, which is actually quite a hard question to answer as I’ve seen very good waves in every month. ! Last season July and August pumped but the crowds were pretty heavy, this season once again, these were the prime months but the crowds were incredibly light – I remember some “am I dreaming?” sessions, surfing with just the World Surfaris guests in some of the best waves I’ve ever seen! Last year September and October were epic with no one around… this year the late season was still really good with light or no wind and plenty of swell but the crowds were an issue – the last two weeks of the season were the most crowded, though a crowd in the Maldives is nothing compared to Bali or even an average day at most surfers home break! However, back to the original question of when to visit the Maldives! – I’d have to say “whenever you can” Really, you can score amazing waves at any time through the season and as I’ve discussed in a previous blogs, there’s a ‘rideable” wave pretty much everyday.
So what are you waiting for?!! I honestly feel that as a Surfer you owe it to yourself to surf the Maldives, its such a fantastic all round ocean experience. Do it!. See you next season…
Early August Perfection
Late Season – Lohis