North Male Atoll

What's The Surf Like?

The surf season in the North Male Atoll runs from March to October when swells are produced by winter low pressure systems in the southern Indian Ocean. Swell consistency and size vary from spot to spot during these months.

In general, March, April and May have very clean conditions, June to August the potential for the bigger swells and September and October are known as consistent swell months with variable wind conditions with the area's tropical storms starting to dissipate.

The North Male Atoll has a great range of left and right reef breaks suiting most intermediate to advanced surfers. In general, the Maldivian waves aren't considered to be as intense as Indonesia, the Mentawai's or Tahiti surf but like anywhere, any break over 6' and over reef deserves your respect! You can still pick up some small clean waves in the dry season of November to February but it is not regarded as part of the main swell period. It may still be worth packing your board. It is generally more suited to diving or spending quality time with that special partner!

In the North and South Male Atolls waves are best between March and October, peaking between April and August. The months of June, July and August are potentially the best months for the biggest swells but tropical storms are more prevalent. February, March, April and May have good swell consistency with more favourable weather conditions. North Male Atoll has the best known breaks such as Pasta Point, Chickens and Lohis and usually gets bigger swells than the South Male breaks. The North Male Atoll is also more accessible due to the higher concentration of resorts. South Male waves usually break a bit smaller than those in the north; the waves are excellent and can be had with fewer people in the surf. The region is easily accessed by charter boat, with it being only a couple of hours sailing time from Male.

Weather in North Male Atoll

Climate in the Maldives is equatorial, since they sit 3-5 degrees north of the equator - So you can expect humid, hot, and sometimes rainy conditions... these will vary depending on the time of year you travel.

The climate of the Maldives is hot throughout the year and is determined by two totally different monsoon cycles.

Generally the monsoons are quite mild and not as strong as neighbouring countries. The winds tend to be softer throughout the atolls, although at times they can get pick up without notice to epic proportions.

There are 2 distinct seasons in the Maldives - the wet season and the dry season.  The dry season (North-East Monsoon) is from November to April and the wet season (Southwest Monsoon) is from May to October. June and July traditionally tend to be the wettest, although rain can occur at anytime during the wet season period.

Water temperatures remain at around 27'C year round.

Southern Atolls

Dhinasha

  • Boat Charter
Mar - Oct
13 breaks nearby
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Dhinasha

Surf throughout the Maldives and enjoy the exquisite beauty of the atolls cruising aboard the well appointed M.V. Dhinasha.

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North Male Atoll

Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa

  • Resort
Jan - Dec
4 breaks nearby
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Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa

The Four Seasons Kuda Huraa experience is available for you in the Maldives. Enjoy a luxury at its best.

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Southern Atolls

Hope Cruiser

  • Boat Charter
Mar - Oct
15 breaks nearby
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Southern Atolls

Hope Cruiser

Hope Cruiser aims to provide you with an exciting yet relaxing surf adventure throughout the Maldives.

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Hudhuranfushi Island Resort

*** SUPER SPECIAL 30% OFF LOHIS & BEACH VILLAS *** On sale until 26 Feb 2016. Conditions apply.

  • Resort
Jan - Dec
8 breaks nearby
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Hudhuranfushi Island Resort

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Southern Atolls

Maavahi

  • Boat Charter
Mar - Nov
16 breaks nearby
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Southern Atolls

Maavahi

Whether you are a professional or a beginner, encounter the ultimate surfing holiday in The Maldives abroad our luxury safari yachts.

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Southern Atolls

Ocean Oasis

  • Boat Charter
Mar - Oct
16 breaks nearby
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Southern Atolls

Ocean Oasis

Ocean Oasis is a 2009 built vessel and this 35m motor cruiser brings a new standard of style and comfort to Maldivian waters.

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Nearby Surf Breaks
North Male Atoll

Chickens

Chickens
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
May - Oct
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Chickens is named after a big poultry farm on the island and is one of the more challenging waves in the area. The wave breaks as a wrapping left-hand barrel that is very dependent on the tides.

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North Male Atoll

Cokes

Cokes
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
May - Oct
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Named after the soft drink factory on the island, Cokes is pumping right-hander that is one of the most barrel worthy waves in the North Male Atolls.

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North Male Atoll

Honkys

Honkys
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
May - Oct
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Honkys is located on the other side of the reef from Sultans, with the take-off spot only a hundred metres further South.

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North Male Atoll

Jailbreaks

Jailbreaks
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
May - Oct
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Jailbreaks is named after a Maldivian gaol that is situated on the island. Unlike the gaol, the wave lives on and still offers some rides over one hundred metres.

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North Male Atoll

Lohis

Lohis
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
May - Oct
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Lohis is situated in front of Hudhuran Fushi Island Resort and is exclusive to the guests at that resort.

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North Male Atoll

Ninjas

Ninjas
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
May - Oct
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Situated across the channel from Lohis, Ninjas is a shifty right-hander that can have a few separate take-off areas, depending on the swell direction and tide.

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