Como Maalifushi in the Maldives has launched a Surf Pass programme in partnership with luxury surf company, Tropicsurf.
The programme will bring guests on a boat trip to the three atolls of Thaa, Laamu and Dhaalu Atolls in the archipelago’s remote south-west region to enjoy isolated and relatively unknown surf breaks.
For instance, the Thaa Atoll coastline is known for its consistency, with swells captured from numerous directions. Surfers can ride on Farms – a right-hander with an idyllic backdrop, delivering mechanical-shaped waves from a contoured reef-corner ideal for noseriding, shortboarding or standup paddle boarding.
Como Maalifushi’s daily Surf Pass costs US$245 per person and includes a luxury speed-boat journey to the waves; access to the three atolls and its 20 surf breaks; a Tropicsurf coach and guide; as well as sunscreen, water and towels.
For the more adventurous, Tropicsurf’s instructors can take guests to a string of uninhabited islands further south, said to offer excellent surf breaks including a few highly prized secrets.
The Surf Pass Programme is available on a seasonal basis between April and October. April is an excellent month for glassy conditions, while May signals the start of the rainy season. June to September offers larger swells and more consistency, while October tends to have smaller swells that are fairly reliable. Water remains at a near constant temperature of 30°C year-round.