Surfing in Maldives: be at one with the waves
Wake up, wax up and ride the waves on your doorstep.
One of the world's most coveted surf spots, Naladhu Private Island Maldives is a veritable paradise for surfers of all levels, novice to pro. From peeling, playful rights to down-the-line left barrels, the water awaits, with a variety of waves on our doorstep and beyond.
For a truly decadent experience, you can charter the Nirvana Luxury Yacht for a fabulous all-day adventure where you'll get lost at sea for all the right reasons.
Lessons with our accomplished surfing team are available for all levels whether you are looking to take on your first wave or build the courage to step it up a notch.
Born and raised in a small coastal town south of Sydney, Erin at a young age made a footprint in the surfing community. Being self-taught at the young age of 10, she saw herself competing in surfing from shortboards, longboards to even SUPs. Competing in both state and national events along with the World Longboard Titles. Erin’s admiration and passion for surfing set her eyes onto the career path as a surf coach, now seeing herself with 10+ years of knowledgeable coaching experience. In and out of the ocean Erin’s caring and encouraging nature along with her contagious smile stands her out from the usual crowd. No matter the situation, you can count on her to always share her passion and knowledge on a big spectrum of surf craft.
Travis has been a true waterman since a young age. He has represented Australia in Water Polo and is a champion swimmer. Hailing from the Gold Coast in Australia, he has an infinity with surfing. His caring nature and relaxed style makes all levels of surfers feel comfortable surfing with him. His keen eye for the technical side of progression will help all guests reach their next level in surfing. The feedback from guests is always stellar and his stoke and smile is contagious.
A fun way for to grow your ‘sea legs’ is a lagoon session to help you learn the basics of this centuries-old sport. Understanding the techniques in the safety of the resort lagoon, you will be able to take on the ‘Henry’, the perfect wave to tick off as your first.
If it's time to step up your surfing skills and transition to the ocean, ‘Nonyas’ is the perfect spot. This nearby break offers long peeling rides with easy, gentle take-offs where you can put your new-found skills to the test.
Ticket to Ride
Offering some of the best waves in the Maldives, ‘Boatyards’ is a nearby break just ten minutes from Naladhu. A perfect left which is extremely hollow, get ready for an unforgettable ride of a lifetime.
Advanced surfers need to look no further than the left-hand reef break of Veli a popular choice given it breaks directly in front of Dhoni bar on Anantara Veli. You can access it from land by walking down to the jetty and paddling out.
Access to the Veli left is complimentary for all in-house advanced surfers when travelling with their own equipment.
Immerse in the wind and waves for your Maldivian surfing adventure. This unique sport blends exhilaration with the ultimate sense of peace and connection to nature and allows you to release the worries of the world and lose yourself to the beauty of the deep blue.
One of the world’s most coveted surfing destinations, April to December is peak season and the time you can catch the best swell with guaranteed daily surf.
Waves can reach more than head height in this thrilling experience immersed in nature’s playground.
Though our surf operator Tropicsurf operates all year round, swell size can vary in off-season so is not suited to a dedicated surf holiday.