Surfing in Lohi’s, North Male, Maldives

Skill Level:
All Surfers
Offshore Winds:
North, Northwest
Ideal Swell Direction:
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!

Maldives is becoming an increasingly popular surf destination, as it provides long, fun waves and big chances of barrels. The majority of the spots are accessible only by boat, but most of them are close to each other, so it is easy to find good surf with no crowd in the water. Lohi’s is a popular surf break, located on the North Male atoll.

Its name derived from the island Lohifushi. Lohi’s offers regional classic waves with left hand direction. The swell size starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 3 m/10 ft. In addition, the best tide position is all tides and it works well with north and northwest winds. Furthermore, the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. This reef break welcomes all surfers. At summer the wind blows offshore 29%, at autumn it blows 36%, at winter 27% and at spring 51%.

Note that specialized surf companies organize boat trips in the area, allowing surfers to perform their favorite sport and enjoy different surf breaks on the same day. Last but not least, the site hosts every year a major surf event, the WQS O’Neill Deep Blue’s!!!