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Our hotels in the south of the Maldives make it the ideal choice among Maldivian surf destinations as it is closest to reliable, less crowded surf breaks are just a short boat trip away from the hotel. In the Maldives, the south is the ideal destination for surfing.

Àntony YEP Colas
Photo: Àntony YEP Colas

The Surf Breaks

There are notable waves around the area popular among world surf champions. The most well-known is probably Beacon, which is powerful and heavy. The most accessible waves are Bluebowl, Five Islands, Love Charms, and Tiger Stripes. But for surfers looking to push themselves, there are uncharted spots that make the south an exciting surf journey.

Popular Surf Breaks

For those seeking solitude and adventure, there are plenty of long, right- and left-handed waves at 5-25 minutes speedboat ride that are excellent for barreling and turns. The waves are accessible year-round to both experienced surfers and those just learning to surf!

Beacons
Beacon is considered the heaviest and most powerful wave in the Maldives and is ideal surf in a good southwest swell. Other direction swells usually go directly to a merciless, incredibly shallow coral reef.

As the northerly wind hits the southwest swell, Beacons barrels up the kind of wave you set on your wallpapers. A Magnificent, hollow, fierce wave can grow up to ten feet. Beacon is not the safest wave to surf in the Maldives, but it could be the most thrilling—especially when they grow big.

Photo by: Àntony YEP Colas
Best Wind

N-NE

Direction

Righthander

Best Swell

South West

Skill Level

Professional

Bluebowl
Bluebowl is a favorite in the area! It is a pointy style, a smooth long right-hander. The wave bowls up as it curves around the reef, producing strong long walls and the occasional barrel. Sheltered from SW-W winds inside the pass

When there is a westerly wind and a southeast or southwest swell, the waves at Blue Bowls are great for surfing and range between three to eight feet. If you're wondering where to go, this is the spot. Although calm enough for funboard and longboard, the break is suitable for shredder on a shortboard.
Best Wind

SW

Direction

Righthander

Best Swell

SW-SE

Skill Level

Medium

Five Islands
Five Islands is a long righthander much like Blue Bowls. Five Islands is more of a cannon than Blue Bowls, and when it breaks along the reef, it hollows out further. The wave takes a strong southerly swell to combine all of its sections to produce one of the Southern Atolls' longest and cleanest barrel rides.

The great swells and all tidal stages can be handled at Five Islands, normally range from two to eight feet and are ideal at mid to high tide—which also helps you avoid the shallow reef on the inside. One of the more reliable barrel locations in the Southern Atolls if you're craving tubes is Five Islands.
Best Wind

W- SW

Direction

Righthander

Best Swell

S-SE

Skill Level

Advance

Love Charms
Love Charms is one of the area's most consistent left-handed waves; it performs well on any swell but changes as the swell increases. It features two sections, the first starting with a hollow wall and moving on to some lovely little pockets during low tide with the small swell.

When it is big, a long, solid wall is created by connecting the sections with a series of barrels.

Love Charms is at its best when breaking between two and ten feet with northwest winds during any southerly swell, regardless of tide stage, swell size, or wind direction.
Best Wind

N-NE

Direction

Lefthander

Best Swell

South

Skill Level

Advance

Antiques
Antique is a smaller and simpler wave that is better suited for new and intermediate surfers and natural footers. The waves at Antiques range in size from two to six feet, sharing Tiger Stripes consistency but lacking its force and size.

Antiques also offer a split peak that performs better on bigger swells. Similar to Two Ways, the proximity of these two waves breaks in opposing directions. It features lovely long walls that are great for turns. It is most notable when there is a stronger southerly surf and northwest winds.
Best Wind

S-W

Direction

Left & Right

Best Swell

S-E

Skill Level

Beginner

Tiger Stripes
Tiger Stripe is a lengthy left with lots of sections and lovely walls for turns and maneuvers that is consistent. Tiger Stripe is praised for its reliability and which, when there is swell, you can always rely on to perform. Tiger Stripes is fun in a variety of weather conditions and ideal for a range of surfers.

It normally has a size between two and eight feet with occasional barrels but it becomes better as the swell increases, making it a great choice when other spots are closing out.
Best Wind

NE

Direction

Lefthander

Best Swell

South

Skill Level

Medium

Two Ways
Two Ways is a left and a right, just as the name implies. It's good for intermediate surfers and a fun wave for everyone because it works at all tides and breaks into deeper water than many of the nearby shallow reefs.

Both work at any swell over a meter with long, peeling walls, however, the right requires a somewhat larger swell. With slower waves that peel smoothly through deeper water and waves are between three and six feet high. Two Ways is a great place for surfers of all skill levels who want to practice more advanced maneuvers.
Best Wind

NW-W

Direction

Left & Right

Best Swell

SE

Skill Level

Medium

Castaways
This break is a slice of paradise located in a picturesque location off a deserted island surrounded by an abundance of marine life.

The wave is a gentle right-hander that can be ridden on all tides, although because of its shallow reef, it is best surfed during high tide when the surge is greater than four feet.

Although the takeoff is simple, it quickly becomes steep and explodes into the rapid end over a little reef. When the swell is at least 2 meters, a tremendous wave will occur.
Best Wind
Direction

Right-hander

Best Swell
Skill Level

Medium

What We Offer

01

Hotels nearby all breaks

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Uncrowded consistent waves

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Surf trips with local guides

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Highspeed Surf Transfers

When to Visit for Surfing?

The best conditions, with empty waves and more consistent surf, are found during the early (March to May) and late (September to November) seasons. Although it is typically quite large and occasionally windy, nice surf can be found in the months in between.

How to Get Here?

All international travelers to the Maldives arrive at Velana International Airport in the country’s capital, Male City. Depending on the flight schedule and seat availability, you would then board a domestic aircraft to the closest airport, either Kaadehdhoo Airport or Faresmaathoda Airport. Domestic Flights are available from 6am-21pm.

You would then be escorted to a speedboat and driven to the guesthouse island from there. On arrival and departure days, a member of our staff will meet you at the domestic and international airports for a hassle-free journey.

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About the Island

Vaadhoo is an inhabited island in the Huvadu Atoll in the Maldives’ Vaadhoo is among one of the largest Maldives islands and is situated in one of the world’s largest atoll. The island is 198 hectares in size, with roughly 500 residents. Vaadhoo’s residents live in the island’s center, which is surrounded on both sides by vast jungle.

The majority of residents make their living through government employment, fishing, and agriculture. Vaadhoo has a lot of farming fields where brinjal and watermelon, bananas, papayas, honey melon, breadfruit, screw pine, cucumber, chili, and a variety of other agricultural products are harvested.

There is a police station, a council office, a magistrate court, a school, and a preschool on the island. A long reef encircles the beautiful blue lagoon of Vaadhoo. Varieties of turtles, numerous fish, dolphins, reef sharks, and other marine life are visible in the reef and lagoon.

Vaadhoo is a base to more than 09 surfing spots in the Huvadhoo atoll which are not far from a 30-minute speedboat journey. Vaadhoo has its home break “BLUE BOWLS” which is a 03-minute paddle out, right around the island corner. Vaadhoo holds a lot of heritage sites more than 1000 years old.

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