Surf Trips Male Atolls

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No one does ultimate luxury and excellent surf better

This is where it all began! The Maldives surfing mecca and the first location surf travelers come across when landing in paradise. The place is filled with guesthouses, camps, hotels resorts or charter boats, satisfying all types of budgets, especially in the prime summer months. North Male has by far the highest concentration of world-class waves in the area, ranging from picture-perfect barrels a la Pasta Point and Cokes to long rippable walls you'll find at Jailbreaks or Honkys. North Male is also incredibly consistent and hardly ever goes flat from March - October.

Just a few clicks to the South lies the quiet brother of the brash North Male Atoll. South Male has a much more mellow vibe and is perfect for families and people who prefer to surf less-crowded lineups.

  • Most consistent area in the Maldives
  • Largest selection of resorts, surf camps, hotels and homestays
  • World-class waves in close proximity to one another
  • South Male is more mellow and just a “tad” smaller than North Male
  • Most high performance/quality waves are in North Male
  • Crowds can be a factor, especially in the prime summer months
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Some of our favorite waves in North and South Male

North Male
Cokes
Cokes is the poster child in the area and the reason why many surfers get stuck in North Male for their entire stay. Only a stone's throw away from Season's Paradise, Samura Guest House and Cokes Surf Camp, this fast and hollow righthander is every barrel freak's dream.
Righthand
SW
Advanced-Pro
S/SE
March to October, Primetime July-August
Reefbreak
South Male
Gurus / Tuckey Joes / Boatyards
Best kept secret in South Male. A fast, shallow and super hollow lefthander that will feed the hunger of the most barrel-starved charger. Do not attempt if you aren't barrel ready or you'll pay the price for it.
Lefthand
N/NW
Advanced-Pro
S/SE
March to October
Reefbreak
North Male
Lohis
Lohis is a real gem for everyone who can throw out the cash to stay at Adaaran Select, the resort that claims exclusive access to the wave. Capped at 45 surfers a day to manage the crowd, Lohis isn't quite as perfect as Pasta Point but makes up for it with some incredible long rides.
Lefthand
NE
Advanced
S/SE
March to October; Primetime July-August
Reefbreak
South Male
Kate’s / Anantara Left
Kate’s is a more mellow, shorter lefthander near Anantara Resort. It is a fickle one as it needs NW or N winds, but when the stars align it can be a really fun option. It never gets too big which makes it a great little wave for beginners and intermediates.
Righthand
NW/N
Intermediate
S/SE
March to October
Reefbreak
North Male
Ninjas
Although the Maldives aren't really on the level of Sri Lanka or Bali when it comes to beginner friendly waves, there are a few spots worth mentioning. The name somewhat suggests otherwise, but Ninjas is a pretty mellow break great for longboarders and beginners who mastered the skills of trimming and going across the face.
Righthand
SW
Beginner
SE
March / April / May / Sept / Oct
Reefbreak
South Male
Quarters
Quarters is a pretty fun little right with a potent inside section that offers a few head dips on the right days. Need a little more swell than other breaks around, but this zippy bowl has some pretty fun walls to work with. Speed is your friend, and you might want to high-line a few more sections than usual.
Righthand
SW
Intermediate
SE/S
March to October
Reefbreak
North Male
Sultans
As the name suggests, this wave is majestic, challenging and home to the Four Season's epic Single Fin event. Sultans breaks off an uninhabited, government controlled island, called Thanburudhoo and is always a touch bigger than anywhere else.
Righthand
SW
Advanced
SE
March to October, Primetime July-August
Reefbreak
South Male
Riptides / Last Stop
As the name suggests, this zippy righthander has one major drawback; riptides. The wave is located across the channel from Guraidhoo Island and breaks off an uneven reef in the middle of the ocean that occasionally comes with some pretty filthy riptides making it impossible to surf.
Righthand
W/SW
Intermediate
S/SE
March to October
Reefbreak
North Male
Towns (Male capital)
The North Male list wouldn't be complete without mentioning Towns that breaks on the Eastern reef of Male, the capital city of the Maldives. Not many surf travelers will end up here, but in case you have a few hours to kill on the mainland, it is worth checking out the shifty peaks that break both left and right.
Righthand
W/SW
Intermediate
S/SE
March to October
Reefbreak
South Male
Twin Peaks
A sectiony break that picks up more swell than any other spot in South Male. Pair a south swell with a high tide, and Twin Peaks turns into a rippable top-to-bottom kinda setup with a pretty inviting end section. It's nothing too spectacular, and Twin Peaks will never be in contention for "best wave" in the area, but on its day it offers a hell of a time for intermediate and more advanced surfers away from all the traffic.
Lefthand
N/NE
Intermediate
S/SE
March to October
Reefbreak
Be Aware...

Some waves in the Maldives are private! You need a surfpass for them and can NOT book them, when you are already there.

Make sure your passport is valid long enough for your stay.

Not all islands have easy access to surf, so the transfer to the spots is important!

The Maldives are alcohol-free, since they are an islamic nation. However most boats, resorts and camps have a licence, so you can consume your beer or cocktails there.

Please inform yourself about the local laws and restrictions before your trip!

What our customers say

"Before I came I saw some pictures, so I knew was going to be amazing. But when I came here, omg, that was incredible! I've never seen such a luxury place before and I fell in love it immediately. Really great for spending holiday with my boyfriend."

Mia
(Naladhu Private Island Maldives)

"Maldives are a dream come true for every passionate surfer. I’ve surfed in many other places, but so far nothing can’t compare to my Maldives experience. Thanks to crew which always took us to the right spot."

Sigurd
(Blue Horizon II)

"If I could use just one word to decribe the trip, it would be PERFECTION! ...I loved everything: rooms, location, crew, vawes, view, weather,...It was so relaxing. I charged my bateries for next year. And then I'll probably come again..."

Reinaldo
(Four Seasons Kuda Huraa)

"I regularly go to surf cruises around Maldives with a bunch of friends. This time we decided to go for something more luxurious and ended up on this boat. It was such a great experience. Fully equipped vessel took us to Huvadhoo Atolls for perfect surf sessions."

Johan
(Princess Ushwa)

5 Reasons why you should book a North or South Male surf trip

01

Unrivaled luxury in Male

LUEX offers incredible luxury options to choose from, guaranteeing that an adventure to Male is unforgettable. If you expect and desire only the most luxurious boat option in the Maldives, you got it. Are you more of the “wine & dine” on a private island kind of person? We got you covered too. Whatever it is, luxury knows no boundaries in the Maldives.

02

World-class waves right at your fingertips

If you are only here for waves, then North Male is the place you wanna call home (for a while). Especially during the prime summer months, North Male is a skatepark! It’s ultra-consistent and the crazy amount of different waves in the area has something for everyone. The local standouts are without a doubt Cokes, Chickens, Jailbreaks and Sultans that can rival any other world-class wave on the planet. And if you throw in the extra cash, you’ll get to surf world-class, private Pasta Point or Lohis with only a handful of souls out. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

03

Water sports galore next to the surf

One thing is for sure, the surf is superb in North and South Male, however should you want to try other water sports, the choices are plenty. Kayaking, canoeing, snorkelling, sea bobbing, jet-skiing, and even X-Jet Blades are options! Of course, instructors are around to guide you should you need some assistance.

04

Mouth-watering food during your Male surf holiday

Every country has its own unique food and that’s no different in the Maldives. Head to Male and be prepared for an assault on your food palate without mercy. An assault in the best kind of sense, local food such as Maldivian Curry with Tuna and Garudhiya (A type of fish soup with lime, chili, rice, curry leaves, onions, and a coconut) will blow your taste buds away. Let’s not even talk about Mashumi Roshi –Tuna and Chapati or Hedhika, which, along with the dozens of street food options on offer is enough to get you salivating for a surf holiday to North and South Male!

05

Mellow vibes around South Male

If the, at times, crowded lineups of the popular North Male breaks get too exhausting, head South for a more mellow, fun-sized time. South Male is always a little smaller than up North but truly world-class when the conditions are right. Don't be surprised when you show up to a perfect 5ft barrel with not a single soul in sight. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just that crowds aren't really an issue here!

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The Southern Atolls are all about surf charters - and we got the one that fits you best.

Can you surf during Coronavirus?

Disclaimer: We're trying our very best to keep up with the latest global travel restrictions. Our updates summarise changes reported by various sources, but with the ever-changing nature of the situation, please take this information as a guide only.

No restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter without or just limited restrictions:
  • Currently there is no data about countries in this group.
Some restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter, but with specific protocols:
  • Germany

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

    The basic entry requirements are as follows;

    • A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.

    • A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.

    • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.

    • Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).

    • Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.

    • Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel. You may submit the form electronically via IMUGA.

    • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. Click here to check the Yellow Fever endemic countries.

    • COVID-19 negative PCR test result, attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form (sample taken 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives).

    • The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days, unless agreed by any bilateral means or treaty. This period of stay is not for the visitor to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Maldives Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30.

    • The period of stay granted is shown on the endorsement in the passport. Visitors are advised to check their passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days granted to stay in Maldives. Once arrived as a tourist, the visitor is not permitted to engage in any form of business, occupation, profession or paid employment while in Maldives.

    • Categories like; social visitors, friends, family visitors or media and business visitors, who are not considered as genuine tourists, are highly advised to declare sponsorship prior to their arrivals (if applicable), in order to facilitate the flow of passage.

    All travelers are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Maldives beyond the number of days given.

    Updated on October 19th, 2021

    Germany - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    • No quarantine required when entering The Maldives.

    • Unvaccinated passengers returning from the Maldives will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Germany. Fully vaccinated passengers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

  • United Kingdom

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

    The basic entry requirements are as follows;

    • A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.

    • A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.

    • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.

    • Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).

    • Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.

    • Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel. You may submit the form electronically via IMUGA.

    • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. Click here to check the Yellow Fever endemic countries.

    • COVID-19 negative PCR test result, attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form (sample taken 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives).

    • The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days, unless agreed by any bilateral means or treaty. This period of stay is not for the visitor to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Maldives Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30.

    • The period of stay granted is shown on the endorsement in the passport. Visitors are advised to check their passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days granted to stay in Maldives. Once arrived as a tourist, the visitor is not permitted to engage in any form of business, occupation, profession or paid employment while in Maldives.

    • Categories like; social visitors, friends, family visitors or media and business visitors, who are not considered as genuine tourists, are highly advised to declare sponsorship prior to their arrivals (if applicable), in order to facilitate the flow of passage.

    All travelers are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Maldives beyond the number of days given.

    Updated on October 19th, 2021

    UK - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    Passengers entering from the UK do not need to quarantine..

    Unvaccinated passengers returning home will have to quarantine at home for 10 days.

    Vaccinated passengers do not need to quarantine.

  • United States

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

    The basic entry requirements are as follows;

    • A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.

    • A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.

    • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.

    • Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).

    • Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.

    • Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel. You may submit the form electronically via IMUGA.

    • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. Click here to check the Yellow Fever endemic countries.

    • COVID-19 negative PCR test result, attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form (sample taken 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives).

    • The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days, unless agreed by any bilateral means or treaty. This period of stay is not for the visitor to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Maldives Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30.

    • The period of stay granted is shown on the endorsement in the passport. Visitors are advised to check their passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days granted to stay in Maldives. Once arrived as a tourist, the visitor is not permitted to engage in any form of business, occupation, profession or paid employment while in Maldives.

    • Categories like; social visitors, friends, family visitors or media and business visitors, who are not considered as genuine tourists, are highly advised to declare sponsorship prior to their arrivals (if applicable), in order to facilitate the flow of passage.

    All travelers are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Maldives beyond the number of days given.

    Updated on October 19th, 2021

    USA - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    • No quarantine required when entering The Maldives.
    • There is no quarantine required when returning home.

No travel allowed from these countries
Residents of the following countries are currently not allowed to enter:
  • Australia

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

    The basic entry requirements are as follows;

    • A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.

    • A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.

    • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.

    • Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).

    • Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.

    • Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel. You may submit the form electronically via IMUGA.

    • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. Click here to check the Yellow Fever endemic countries.

    • COVID-19 negative PCR test result, attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form (sample taken 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives).

    • The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days, unless agreed by any bilateral means or treaty. This period of stay is not for the visitor to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Maldives Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30.

    • The period of stay granted is shown on the endorsement in the passport. Visitors are advised to check their passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days granted to stay in Maldives. Once arrived as a tourist, the visitor is not permitted to engage in any form of business, occupation, profession or paid employment while in Maldives.

    • Categories like; social visitors, friends, family visitors or media and business visitors, who are not considered as genuine tourists, are highly advised to declare sponsorship prior to their arrivals (if applicable), in order to facilitate the flow of passage.

    All travelers are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Maldives beyond the number of days given.

    Updated on October 19th, 2021

    Australia - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    People living in Australia are currently not able to travel overseas, unless granted an exemption. We'll keep you up-to-date as best as we can with the latest information and changes.

For more information please check our COVID-19 info page or visit the official website
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