About Maldives

A popular diving destination for years, the Maldives has started attracting surfers from all around the world and has become exceptionally popular. Surfing in the clear, warm waters of the Maldives is a veritable source of enjoyment for novices and professional surfers alike.


There are three major surfing areas in the Maldives: North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll and then the Outer Atolls.

The surf season runs from mid February to November when swells are produced by winter low pressure systems in the southern Indian Ocean. June to August have the most potential for big swells (the WQS contest is held in June every year)

For more information on the best waves contact the Surf Travel Guru –


Capital: Male

Language: Dhivehi (local language) & English

Currency: US Dollars

Climate: Tropical Warm & humid. The sun shines all year. The average temperature is around 29-32 degrees Celsius

Best Time to Travel: All year, but best from April until the end of October. March to November is considered the surfing season with most swell likely to happen over June, July and August. One can book boat charters which travel in the North Male Atoll and South Male Atoll. Some boats charter deep south where waves are uncrowded and gnarlier. Charters generally require group bookings of 8 or more.

Health: Visit a Travel Clinic or your Doctor for more details before you travel

Travel Insurance: We highly recommend travel insurance (Please ask consultant for a copy of the policy we recommend)

Visa: No visa is required for South African passport holders and most other nationalities

Favourite Places

  • North Male Atoll

  • South Male Atoll