The Mahalo Surf Travel Guide to The Maldives
Words by Kim Feldmann de Britto
Azure walls of water peel over colourful coral slabs and roll into a halcyon lagoon, nothing but the clear sky and palm-tree laden island in sight. You stare at it agape, jump off the boat and into the translucent sea, nothing but boardshorts/bikinis on. You paddle to the line-up and get ready for the next set to come.
This has always been the kind of scene most surfers replay in their mind’s eye whenever mooning over a surf trip. Nowadays, however, it is no exaggeration to say that most idyllic surf spots (warm, crystal clear water, empty line-ups and perfect barrels) have been thoroughly mapped out, if not deluged with crowds.
This article is the first in a series of four; a customised surf travel guide to the Maldives by Mahalo Surf Experience. In this series, we will provide a breakdown of the different surf regions in the Maldives, sharing insights on specific surf spots and outlining practical information to help you understand what kind of trip to book.