Beacons in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll is probably one of the most reputed breaks, internationally. Surfers travel in hordes during the peak season to Gaafu Dhaalu, flying in with their surf boards from all over the world. While logistics used to be a slight problem earlier, now, the domestic aircraft can carry surfboard with ease.
The surf point is has consistent waves, when accompanied by a north to northwest wind, while best swells come in from the southwest. The right handers are great for barreling, but due to the fame, the place can get quite crowded at times.
Sultans is great with consistent wave action. On the eastern reef of North Malé Atoll, the surf point is for experienced surfers, who get positioned off shore behind the waves by a vessel. The hollow barrels are truly wonderful for surfing all around the year.
Tombstones is a lovely long, hollow ride that works with big swells. The right handed break is located next to Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort.
Some of the other notable surf points for experienced surfers include the Chickens, Cokes, Jails, Last stop, Five Islands, Thaa’s secret, Gurus, Lonuziyaarai Kolhu, Yin Yang, Pasta Point, and Veymandhoo. Villingili, Riptides, Maabaidhoo, Honkey’s, and Towns are all surf points for all levels of surfers, while Meeru Reef is only for the true professional or people with a death wish!
The Maldivian Surfing Association also holds body boarding competitions many times during the year, where you can see the local talent express their love for the sport. Sea, sand, sun and surf… the Maldivian dream doesn’t get any better! Read more about Maldives.