Maldives is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world and offers amazing holidaying options to varied kinds of tourists with different purposes of visit such as honeymoon, family trip, and business tour and adventure holidays. The island has amazing scenic beauty constituting shimmering white beaches surrounded by turquoise lagoons along with breath taking coral gardens beneath the Indian Ocean. Apart from refreshing environment and beautiful natural settings, the island offer exciting water sports and excursions as well. Some of the common water sports in Maldives are water skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, dolphin and whale watching along with many excursions.
Windsurfing is one of the most popular sports amongst tourists. The sport was introduced in Maldives in the late 70s by Tony Hinde, an Australian surfer. And since then it has been quite famous amongst every one. Maldives offers excellent environmental conditions for the sports. The island has not just rich flora and fauna to offer you and high visibility of the water but also has a moderate water temperature making it much easier to go for windsurfing. On an average, the temperature of water is 25°C (77°F). The island has perfect and safe conditions for windsurfing with large turquoise lagoons with waist deep water and soft sandy bottoms along with a protective barrier that is provided by the house reef. This especially helps beginners. Best of the surf breaks are in North and South Male’ Atoll. Although in Maldives you can go for windsurfing at any time of the year, it is best season to surf is the South-west Monsoon from the month of April to October. You will enjoy the biggest swells from the month of June to September. The surf generally ranges in size from 3 - 8 feet.
The sport of windsurfing present you with ample of excitement and a refreshing experience. In the sport, windsurfer has to balance on a long board that is wider than a typical surfboard as well as hold onto a triangular sail. The island offers excellent facilities as well making the sport of windsurfing more enjoyable. Some of the resorts offer facilities like windsurfing lessons and equipment for their guests. One should be aware of the rules and tricks of windsurfing, so as to ensure your safety. The resorts and hotels have windsurf schools or water sports centres along with appointed experts to guide you and provide proper instructions throughout the sport. You are also provided with boards and sails for the purpose of hiring cater to varying skill levels along with other necessary equipment.
Windsurfing is a perfect sport for someone who seeks adventure and thrill. This adds some excitement to your otherwise calm and relaxed vacation in Maldives. The island is one of the most suitable places for the same and in recent years has attracted many professional surfers as well. The fact that Maldives has hosted international surfing competitions also makes it one of the favourite surfing destinations in the world.