The Maldives is one of the most genuinely beautiful nations on earth. A tropical paradise with palm fringed islands, surrounded by white sandy beaches and an aquatic playground for everyone and anyone.
In recent years, people have ventured to The Maldives for one of two things. Scuba Diving or Surfing. For surfers, atoll upon atoll presenting postcard perfect reef breaks light up every reef pass scattered around this tiny island nation.
Located North of the popular Male Atolls are the pristine, uncrowded surf regions of the Northern Atolls (made up of Baa Atoll, Lhaviyani Atoll and Raa Atoll).
There are total of 13 named breaks here, but due to the region being relatively unknown and unexplored, only a handful of the waves are surfed regularly and usually during bigger swells taking place in peak season: June, July, August and sometimes September.
World Surfaris have been operating the occassional exploration trip to the Northern Atolls in recent years to great success. In what can sometimes be a roll of the dice, our clients have come back raving about the experience and the fact they surfed perfect, empty waves with no one out but themselves.
Our skippers and surf guides are extremely knowledgeable in this region and will happily take you into paradise with the hope of scoring the same experiences those who have gone before them. Due to many of the shallow reef passes, World Surfaris only works with a certain criteria of vessel for this region as well as a dedicated surf guide who not only knows the area but grew up surfing there.
If you are looking for a new Maldives adventure, the Northern Atolls is the next one for you!
This region of the Maldives is recommended during the peak season of the Indian Ocean SW trades.
Large swells that frequent Indonesia and The Maldives from June - September are often recommended to venture further North of the Male Atolls in the hope of scoring uncrowded waves.
The Northern Atolls region is made up of 3 distinct surfing atolls known only as Baa, Lhaviyani and Raa Atoll that feature a number of epic surf breaks including 13 named waves with about half being surfed regularly during the peak season.
There are very few resorts in the Northern Atolls offering surfing and next to no other charter boats (yet) that know the area well enough to explore.
What does this means for those brave enough to give it a crack, NO CROWDS!
Swell: SE Direction
Swell Size: 4ft+ swell or don't bother
Wind: Any type of westerly