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Surfing in the Maldives: a guide to the surf cruise adventure of a lifetime

Is your heart beating for a surf experience out of the ordinary? Onboard on our surf cruise you’ll literally live on the water and surf two to three times a day! Welcome to our surfing paradise in the Maldives. Have you been dreaming of living out your best surf life, living on a boat and surfing all day? This is the reality onboard our surf cruise in the Maldives. Here’s everything you need to know before heading out on the dreamy waves of the Maldives!

Delicious local food: What to eat in the Maldives?

During your stay at the surf cruise, you’ll get all your meals onboard on the boat. The meals consist of local flavors and are freshly prepared by our own chefs on-site.

Traditional food in the Maldives

The Maldivian traditional cuisine is mainly based on fish (tuna in particular is very popular), coconut and starches like rice and tubers. 

  • Mas huni: A typical Maldivian breakfast that consists of tuna, coconut, onion and chili.

  • Kukulhu Riha: Coconut-based chicken curry.

  • Garudhiya: Clear fish broth/fish soup.

  • Mas riha: Fish curry.

  • Bajiya: A traditional tea-time snack. The Bajiya is a deep-fried dough with filling, usually tuna.

  • Masroshi: Another Maldivian fried dough snack with filling. 

  • Gulha: A deep-fried pastry in the shape of a ball filled with fish.

Packing: What should I bring for my surf cruise in the Maldives?

While getting ready for a trip it's always so easy to forget to pack important things, so we have prepared some things that you should remember to add to your bag:

Maldives: General packing

  • Passport

  • Water bottle: We want to limit our use of single-use plastic, so remember to bring a reusable water bottle.

  • Sea sickness pills: The one thing that you shouldn't forget is medicine for sea sickness! Even though the boat life is amazing, there's always a risk of you getting sick from the motion of the ocean. So keep it safe!

  • A hat: The sun is strong in the Maldives so remember to protect your head.

Maldives: Packing for the surf

  • Surfboards: The surf cruise is our only destination where you need to bring your own surfboard. Don’t forget to bring all the essentials too, like leashes, fins and wax bars. There are no surf shops around so we recommend that you bring enough things with you. A pair of reef shoes is also a good thing to bring since you’ll be surfing reef breaks. 

  • Swimwear: You won't need more clothes than beach clothes (and something comfortable for the flight) and swimwear.

  • Rashguard: It might be a good idea to bring a rashguard with you on the trip, to prevent yourself from getting burned during your surfsessions in the sun.

  • Sunscreen and zink: Don’t forget to pack reef-friendly 50+ sunscreen and zink!

  • Towel

Underwater shot of surfer sitting on surfboard

Sustainability

The beach is our home. We are leaving it better than we found it.

We have made a commitment to our ocean, beaches and community. They are our playground, our home and our livelihood. We are going to leave them better than we found them. That means that all our employees, friends and guests helps out with recycling and taking other actions for the environment. Each week there are beach cleaning and recycling activities to ensure that our home stays the way it was supposed to be.

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