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The Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 1190 islands that make up The Maldives divided into 26 atolls which split into two chains across the equator south west of Sri Lanka. Comprised of coral and sand, the islands sit on top of an underwater mountain range situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

The surf in this tropical paradise can get truly epic! The best time of year for surf is the southern hemisphere winter, making use of the storms pushing up swell from the south and east. June, July and August are the biggest and most consistent months for the northern atolls.

The North Male Atoll is the most popular and with a wide variety of waves, there is so much to explore here. High quality waves, beautiful tropical water and tiny white islands make this a top surf destination. All the breaks are coral reef. Some are easy going, others are for advanced surfers only.

If you are staying on an island and not on a live aboard boat, be prepared to get up early and catch a skiff to maximize the breaks in the area. A good guide is essential.


Kate Webster
Kate Webster
Kate Webster is a travel journalist - travel writer and photographer who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits. Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate's inspiration behind her writing and photography. A passion of the ocean has lead Kate to be a part of Global Surf Sounds, as she continues to mix her love of travel and writing to now include surfing. When she’s not bouncing around the world on ramshackle buses, overcrowded trains, or on the back of a rickshaw, you can find her based in Sydney or the Gold Coast, Australia eagerly planning her next adventure.

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