Best Season to Surf in the Maldives

The surfing season in the Maldives depends on the Atolls but most of the archipelago is good for surfing from April till October, yet March and November are also good and have the best weather.
Swell is amazingly consistent in this part of the planet but even on flat days there’s always something exciting to do in the Maldives like snorkeling or fishing.

Male Atolls

The Male Atolls have been popular with surfers for quite some time thanks to a variety of spots that stay fairly consistent, especially in the prime summer months when south swells are in abundance. This occurs between April and October. March and November can be considered transition months but sometimes very surprisingly good!
Winds blowing from west or southwest may be usual at this time of year but many of the breaks in this island reef chain are well protected and will remain clean, while others will be offshore.

Central Atolls

It's not hard to guess that conditions in Central Atolls are something in between Male Atolls and South Atolls. This means that surf season can be extended from March till November. Prime season is still northern hemisphere summer (from June till September). This is when bigger swell arrives to shore and winds are blowing continually offshore.

South Atolls

While most of the atolls in the entire Maldives have their prime season between April till September, South Atolls have a more extended season from February till November. Some say that the best conditions occur between February to April just before the southwest monsoon begins and also from September to November when it ends. From May to August there can be wind issues on the south facing spots but that’s when you motor to the east facing part of the atoll where there is more protection. The east facing breaks will still have plenty of size as this is the peak swell time.