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Surfing

Maldives Holiday and Travel Guide
Maldives Holiday and Travel Guide

Maldivians have been surfing using planks for a long time. However, modern surfing came to the Maldives in the late 70s. In 1973 Tony Hinde an Australian surfer took a break from surfing in Sri Lanka and together with a friend set sail for the Africa. He was never to reach his destination. His ship seriously off course was shipwrecked on the shore breaks of Male'. Tony discovered the thrill of surfing on the Maldivian reefs. He changed his name to Tony Hussein Hinde, married a local lady, opened his own surf agency and decided to stay for good.

The recent O’Neil Deep Blue Contests held in the Maldives has placed Maldives firmly on the world’s surf map. While most of the recognized surf breaks are in Male’ Atoll, there is certainly more to be discovered. Some resorts provide boats (Dhonis) to transport surfers out beyond the breaks up to three times per day for two hour periods whereas charters offer surfers the chance to surf the reefs for longer periods.

To learn more about surfing visit our exclusive surf travel website 'Surf Maldives'.

Resort Names

Ananthara Maldives Ananthara Maldives
Angsana Resort & Spa Angsana Resort & Spa
Athuruga Island Resort Athuruga Island Resort
Bandos Island Resort Bandos Island Resort
Baros Maldives Baros Maldives
Dhonveli Beach & Spa Dhonveli Beach & Spa
Ellaidhoo Tourist Resort Ellaidhoo Tourist Resort
Embudu Village Embudu Village
Eriyadu Island Resort Eriyadu Island Resort
Holiday Island Holiday Island
Island Hideaway Island Hideaway
Kuramathi Cottage Club Kuramathi Cottage Spa
Kuramathi Blue Lagoon Kuramathi Blue Lagoon
Kuramathi Village Kuramathi Village
Kuredu Island Resort Kuredu Island Resort
Kurumba Village Kurumba Village
Laguna Maldives Laguna Maldives
Meeru Island Resort Meeru Island Resort
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Olhuveli Beach & Spa
Paradise Island & Spa
Royal Island & Spa Royal Island & Spa
Sun Island & Spa Sun Island & Spa
Taj Coral Reef Taj Coral Reef
Taj Exotica & Spa Taj Exotica & Spa
Vadoo Island Resort Vadoo Island Resort
Velidhu Island Resort Velidhu Island Resort
Veligandu Island Resort Veligandu Island Resort
Vilamendhoo Island Resort Vilamendhoo Island Resort
Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Vilu Reef Beach & Spa
White Sands Resort White Sands Resort

 

 
 
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