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Surfing in Sultans, North Male, Maldives

Skill Level:
Experienced
Best Tide Position:
All Tides
Best Swell Direction:
South
The Republic of the Maldives or Maldives is an island nation, consisting of twenty six atolls. These coral islands of superb natural beauty lie in the Indian Ocean and are considered part of Southern Asia. Maldives enjoy a tropical climate, with temperatures around 30 °C/86 °F all year round. However, there is a rainy season, the southwest monsoon that lasts from May till November and brings strong winds and storms. Maldives is an idyllic paradise that welcomes visitors from all over the world, promising unforgettable holiday experiences!

The water quality, the big chances of barrels and the long, fun waves make Maldives a one of a kind surfing destination! Most of the sites are accessible only by boat, but as they are close to each other, it is easy to find the surf break that suits you best. The North Male atoll boasts the most popular surf breaks in Maldives. Sultans is considered by many as a surf site that never closes out.

It is situated on the uninhabited island of Thaburudhoo, next to Hunky’s surf spot. Sultans is an exposed reef break that offers totally epic waves. The take off section is behind the peak, which makes an open wall for some slashing. The swell size starts working at 1-1.5 m/3-5 ft and holds up to 3 m/10 ft. The ideal surf period is from March till October. In addition, the best tide position is all tides and the ideal tide movement is rising and falling tides. Offshore winds blow from the north and northwest and the ideal swell direction is from the south. At summer the wind blows offshore 12%, at autumn it blows 24%, at winter 35% and at spring 44%.

Note that there are specialized companies that organize boat trips in the area, providing the opportunity to surf in more than one spots on the same day. Last but not least, be careful of rocks.

Relevant activites based in Maldives

Scuba Diving Liveaboards, Maldives
/ Maldives, Male

Best of Maldives: Atolls visited / North Male, South Male, Meemu, Thaa, Felidhoo

Best of Southern Atoll; Male to Down South: Atolls visited / North Male, South Male , Vaavu, North Ari, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu, Gaafu Alif. Foamulah, Addu Atoll

Best of Southern Atoll; Down South to Male: Atolls visited / Addu Atoll, Foamulah, Gaafu Alif, Laamu, Thaa, Meemu, Vaavu, South Male

"Maldives Boat Club 7"

  • Airport “meet-and-greet” with transfers to and from the airport but note noon on arrival and departure days only
  • Accommodation in air-conditioned cabins, en-suite bathroom (hot water), room service and towels
  • Full Board Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner served as a buffet
  • 5L bottle water per person and per day, desalinated water, tea and coffee available 24 hrs
  • 17 dives per week (1 night dive); Note: dive restriction applies for flying time
  • Diving equipment: 12 lit Aluminum DIN/INT, escorting diving, boat, lead belts, instructor and experienced local dive guide (Padi)
  • Other additions include:
    – Sightseeing and shopping in the capital city of Male on the last evening
    – Use of fishing gear— local-style including fishing line, hook, weight and baits
    – 1 island visit + 1 beach dinner depending on weather conditions and availability
  • Prices are in United States Dollars calculated per person and night in twin/ double share accommodation. Non diver discounts apply
  • Please contact us for Single occupancy and Charter rates
  • For down south additional surcharges & domestic air transfer costs will apply

"Maldives Boat Club 1"

Best of Maldives (8D/7N): Dec 11-Jan 07 / $1988-Standard / $2184-Ocean View / $2506-Deluxe

Best of Maldives (8D/7N): Jan 08-Jan 29 / $2016-Standard / $2212-Ocean View / $2562-Deluxe

Best of Maldives (8D/7N): Jan 29-Feb 05 / $2114-Standard / $2340-Ocean View / $2682-Deluxe

Best of Maldives (8D/7N): Feb 05-Feb 12 / $2240-Standard / $2457-Ocean View / $2814-Deluxe

Best of Maldives (8D/7N): Feb 05-Feb 12 / $2240-Standard / $2457-Ocean View / $2814-Deluxe

Best of Southern Atoll (11D/10N): Feb 12-Mar 25 / $3200-Standard / $3510-Ocean View / $4020-Deluxe

Best of Maldives (8D/7N): Mar 26-Apr 30 / $2240-Standard / $2457-Ocean View / $2814-Deluxe

Best of Maldives (8D/7N): Apr 30-Jun 04 / $1827-Standard / $2009-Ocean View / $2310-Deluxe

Best of Maldives (8D/7N): Jul 16-Oct 01 / $1862-Standard / $2044-Ocean View / $2366-Deluxe

Best of Maldives (8D/7N): Oct 01-Dec 31 / $2016-Standard / $2212-Ocean View / $2562-Deluxe

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$ 1988
Dec 11-Jan 07 / $1988-Standard / $2184-Ocean View / $2506-Deluxe