Get ready to be stunned by the breathtaking beauty of the Malé Atolls - a tropical paradise which ticks all the boxes for surfers and non-surfers alike. With crystal clear water, pristine beaches and waves aplenty, this is a dream destination for the whole family.
The Malé Atolls are made up of the North and South Malé Atolls, 107 islands, stunning reefs and some of the prettiest beaches in the world. Surfers can choose from 13 different waves, from Riptides in the South Malé Atoll, to Chickens in the North Malé Atoll. We’ve been operating surf charters in the Malé Atolls (originally as Maldives Surfaris) since 1989. Our surf charters range from budget, to mid-range and luxury, all including one of our legendary World Surfaris surf guides, who use their local knowledge to find you the best waves in the Maldives.
Whether you’re planning a family holiday with the kids, or travelling with friends, the Malé Atolls have something for everyone. The North Malé Atoll is home to the world-renowned Hudhuranfushi Resort, which offers a huge selection of fun island activities for adults and children, as well as access to one of the most reliable left-handers in the Maldives, Lohis, just walking distance from the resort. With capped surf numbers ensuring crowds stay at a minimum, Hudhuranfushi Resort is the ultimate playground for surfers. This affordable, all-inclusive resort is the perfect place to kick back, relax and ride some of the best waves of your life.
Plan your next trip to the Maldives’ Malé Atolls with World Surfaris, we know you won’t be disappointed!
This region has something for everyone, with a variety of reef breaks ranging in intensity from mellow, shreddable walls to gnarly, hollow pits. Some of the most famous Malé Atolls’ surf breaks include Jails, Sultans, Lohis, Cokes and Chickens, as well as lesser known waves such as Tucky Joes and Quarters.
The surf season in the Malé Atolls is similar to Indonesia, with the best waves on offer from March through to October. If you’re chasing bigger waves, you’re likely to see more swell throughout June, July and August. The surf generally ranges in size from two to eight feet, with some bigger swells popping up throughout the year. Winds are normally from the west (off-shore), with swell direction mainly from the south/south-east. A surf charter is the best way to sample all the different waves in the Malé Atolls. The surf breaks are in close proximity, so you’re guaranteed not to lose too much valuable surf time travelling between breaks. Our experienced surf guides will put you in the right place at the right time, to score the best waves on offer.
Staying in a resort? Wherever you stay, you’ll be close to some of the best waves in the Maldives. The ever consistent Lohis Left is only a short walk from your room at the Hudhuranfushi Resort, with another six quality waves within a 20-minute boat ride away. If you’re staying at Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives, you’ll have no shortage of waves either, with the furthest surf break just a short 30-minute boat trip.
Wind: Any type of westerly