Surfing in the Maldives need not be a bank breaking experience. Exotic sunrises, tropical waters and crystal, clear barreling waves are, after all, free for everybody to enjoy. So with a few decent boards and a bit of local knowledge, there is the potential to piece together not just an incredible surf trip, but also the experience of a lifetime.
There are a number of options available to you as a wave seeking traveler in The Maldives. The options range from days spent amongst locals on the Male break, a day trip on the surf dhoni, out to reefs within an hour away, overnight stays at the more remote surf spots and sea-plane trips for those also wanting to chase the more distant breaks to the south.