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Why the Maldives is the perfect destination for beginner surfers

The Maldives is renowned worldwide as an exceptional holiday destination for surfers. With its tropical ambiance, crystal-clear waters, breathtaking landscapes, enchanting sunsets, and year-round world-class waves, this archipelago sets the ultimate standard for surfing.


Contrary to popular belief, the Maldives is not exclusively a paradise for experienced surfers. With over a thousand islands, numerous reefs, and a variety of wave breaks, even beginner surfers can find ideal spots with gentle, rolling waves to embark on their surfing journey. Let's explore a few reasons why choosing the Maldives for your first surf adventure is a fantastic idea.

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Waves for all levels

The Maldives is a perfect place for beginner surfers because it has everything you need. With so many islands, there are waves for all types of swells, wind directions, and tides. You can find different types of waves too, from big and powerful ones to smaller and more gentle ones. If you're a beginner looking for smaller waves, you'll love the protected areas where the waves are less powerful. These spots are perfect for getting started and gaining confidence in your surfing skills.

Plenty of Non-Surfing Activities for Leisure Days While you may be eager to learn and progress, spending prolonged periods paddling and in the water can take a toll on your body. It's essential to take breaks when needed. Fortunately, the Maldives offers a wide range of adventures and activities to enjoy both in and out of the water during your surf-free time. You can go snorkelling to explore the vibrant underwater world or try fishing to catch dinner with the help of the crew. Island adventures are also fantastic, from discovering deserted islands to visiting local villages or simply relaxing on an empty white sand beach under a coconut tree, surrounded by crystal-clear waters. You can customise your holiday based on what you enjoy most.

Expert Guides to Lead the Way For beginner surfers, it's highly advisable to have a local guide who understands the conditions and can make informed decisions about where and when to surf based on your skill level. At Surf Getaways our trusty local crew are fantastic at consistently finding the best available conditions for our female surfers. With the added advantage of two independent smaller boats, we can accommodate different skill levels and cater to diverse preferences within the group.

So if you've been hesitant to embark on that dream trip to the Maldives and experience its perfect waves, it's time to cast aside any doubts and join us. Come aboard our 10-day luxury cruise through the Maldivian atolls, accompanied by an inspiring group of women, a world-class Surf Getaways guide, and a skilled local crew. This unforgettable journey will create lifelong memories that will stay with you forever.


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