A destination for surfing Maldives has everything a surfer’s heart desires
Generally the Maldives rely on the same swell as Indonesia with the best and most consistent swells coming from April to October, peaking from June to September the time of the South-West monsoon. Spots in the Laamu Atoll are spread from the South-facing coastline along the East-facing up to the northeast corner where waves wrap around. As a result you will find spots protected from all wind directions except a rare straight Easterly breeze. The Yin Yang, a right-hander, is a long and typical outside reef corner right in a pass. Outside is a mellow wall, often cross-shore, with safe rides in deep water. Then, the wave bends in the corner, mushes out for a while, then wraps into one of the most critical sections in the Maldives. The inside section can be long and tubular with potentially intimidating barrels on the first bend. Other great fun surf spots close by are Jetty C (intermediate / left), Petrol Head (intermediate / left) and further away breaks are Refugees (experienced / left and right) and Machines (experienced / right).