The history of surfing in the Maldives has a fairy tale quality. Sydney surf travelers Tony Hussein-Hinde and Mark Scanlon were shipwrecked here in the '70s on their way to somewhere else; while they were salvaging the boat, they'd cruise past all the reefs north of Male, and as Hussein-Hinde remarked, "we reckoned those reefs would be perfect once the wind switched."
The Maldives has to be one of the worlds best spots for a surfing vacation it offers experiences similar to that of the more remote areas of Indonesia but with safer conditions and wonderful tourism facilities.
A great variety of reef breaks exist ranging in intensity from quite relaxing glass walls to powerful hollow tubes. There is something for everyone in the Maldives and it's a perfect location.