Maldives

The Maldives is a fairly recent surf discovery made in 1973 by Australians Tony Hinde and Mark Scanlon. Three hundred and fifty miles southwest of Sri Lanka, the Maldivian atolls are a fantasy of perfect surf breaking in turquoise waters along coral reefs that are mostly unknown to the outside world.

Seasons and Weather

Seasons and Weather

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    Warm : 75°-80°
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    Medium : 65°-75°
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    Cold : Less than 60°
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Overview

Overview

The Maldives is a fairly recent surf discovery made in 1973 by Australians Tony Hinde and Mark Scanlon.  Three hundred and fifty miles southwest of Sri Lanka, the Maldivian atolls are a fantasy of perfect surf breaking in turquoise waters along coral reefs that are mostly unknown to the outside world.

This isolated speck in the Indian Ocean is a tropical surf paradise of twenty-six atolls and 1,192 islets, strung along 73° east longitude which is exactly halfway around the world from New York City.

The first surf resort operation began in 1990 and now many years later, there are resorts and charter companies catering to all levels of surfers who make the pilgrimage to the Maldives every year to get a taste of surf paradise.