Maldives is everything about leisure holiday. It has the tranquil, peaceful vibe of the tropic, the signature clear emerald water, stark white beaches, and some of the best waves on earth. Surfing is Maldives is far from difficult—but by no means any less interesting. The Indian Ocean swells of Maldives has always something cooked to keep majority of the surfers stoked. Maldives is characterised by mellower, more user friendly, fat rolling waves. Some are left handed, some are right handed, some are both. Maldives is just perfect for beginners who just learn riding the waves or for those surfers who just want an easy, leisure surf to fill a tropical holiday. So here we have rounded up some of the best surf spots in Maldives which would be perfect for beginners.
South Male Atolls – Guru
The Guru breaks located on the east coast of the South Male Atolls. The waves is formed as the winds from the north and northwest blows and meet the swell from the southeast. It results on a nice left handler with a size of at least 4 feet. Gurus is famous as one of the easiest Maldives surf spots to ride. That means beginners who just complete the basics of surfing or even anyone who feel a bit rusty can get a little sample of the Maldives without scaring themselves. Moreover, Guru also offers nice wall for manoeuvres where you can practice your flashy manoeuvres! It also has enough speed to pull of some aerial view. Despite it’s kinder nature, the Guru has so much to offers for those who are testing the waters!
Central Atolls – Mulaku
Between the central atolls lies the Mulaku Atoll, a soft walling spot that will be just a match for beginners. The Mulaku consist of several renown Maldives surf spots, all facing to the east. What beginners will love from the Mulaku is its sheltered location from strong wind direction. The surfing spots are close to each other. So, whenever you want something new, you can just change spots in few minutes!
North Male Atolls – Piddlies/ Ninja
You don’t have to be very stealthy as Ninja to survive the waves in Ninja break. In fact, surfing in Ninja is quite easy with the smaller waves and slow right-handed breaks. The waves are just perfectly shoulder high, with maximum height reaching around 4 feet. The Ninja, or as it goes by its local name Piddlies, is totally non-intimidating for anyone who just master the basic of surf.
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North Male Atolls – Chickens
No reason to chicken out at Chickens, a surf break in North Male Atolls which was named after a poetry farm in Villingilimathi Huraa. The left handler Chicken is brimming with swells as high as 3 – 10 feet. Chicken is the biggest swell manner in the region. Surfers flocks to Chicken in hope of some epic rides! Sometimes, the breaks sections can get linked up and handed out rides which can go as far as 500 meters! Isn’t that crazy? Many surfers singing praises about Chicken as not only being the best surf spots in Maldives, but also one of the best in the world. However, if chicken seems to much, you can always head to nearby Baby Chicken to enjoy gentler breaks.