Make Your Seaplane Surfing Easy
The Maldives has surf potential unlike anywhere on this planet. The 1200 tiny islands condensed into a relatively small area, blessed with a steady supply of Indian Ocean swell, make the Maldives one of the planet’s most consistent yet intricate surf zones. While the numerous surf resorts and boats conglomerate around 8 main breaks, Tropicsurf has located and surfed over 50 additional breaks - all outside the populated surf zone!
Fly Into Perfection
The country of the Maldives spans over 900km’s north to south. Jump on a seaplane and discover the hidden treasures of the Maldives - there is a perfect wave for everyone hidden somewhere in this amazing archipelago. Checking numerous surf breaks from the air gives you an amazing view of the atolls and the abundance of breaks. Tropicsurf have many uncrowded, perfect waves up their sleeve for all abilities only a short flight away.
Plenty of Options
There are many intricacies to the 100 plus waves in the Maldives. After over twenty years of exploration, Tropicsurf guides have the little black book with all the nitty gritty details on all these spots. Are you looking for that uncrowded 3ft peeler? What about that shallow barreling race track? There is no better way to score your wave-of-a-lifetime than accessing perfect waves by air. Imagine landing within a stone's throw from the line up and leaping off the the plane straight into your dream wave. Seaplane surfing in the Maldives is the epitome of surf exploration.
Twin Otter Seaplanes
The Maldives boasts a large fleet of Twin Otter seaplanes. These planes are used throughout the world to access far flung areas and have an incredible safety record. Want to bring your longboard? No worries. Want to bring a delicious lunch and a cold refreshing beverage for after your surf? Let’s do it! These seaplanes are the ultimate way to access some of the country’s best uncrowded waves.
The Maldives’ maze of reef passes, varying swell directions (normally S, SE or SW) and changing winds means that world class waves often occur in secluded hideaways where surfers don’t visit. While some breaks might be tiny, that same day (due to a more compatible swell direction) others could be six feet and pumping. If you have the budget, this is a way to surf some of the planet’s most pristine surf.
Troops on the Ground
At Tropicsurf, we are lucky enough to have a network of guides on the ground in different parts of the Maldives. This not only makes the logistics easy for organizing a private guide on short notice, but also provides invaluable intel on the surf conditions throughout the country. Our guides are experts on swell forecasting and know the waves surrounding each of our properties better than anyone. For example, If it's firing - or going to be firing - in the central atolls near COMO Maalifushi, we will be the first to know about it.
Surf in Solitude
When daydreaming of waves your brain never wanders to crowds and competing for waves. Surfing at its core has always been about being connected with nature. Seaplane surfing allows us to adventure to the most remote regions of the Maldives where there is rarely another surfer or person in sight. This brings the pureness back to surfing, and allows you to surf the waves of your dreams with only those who you choose to bring along for the ride.
A seaplane adventure brings your classic 'strike mission' to another level. If you're able to travel on short notice, this is the trip for you. Our sales team is in constant communication with all of our Guides on the ground and can alert you when we see a 'can't miss' swell. We can then organize your whole surfing package, including five star accommodation and all domestic transfers. Enquire with us today at email@example.com to be added to our 'Seaplane Swell Alert' system.
We've Got You Covered
Don't want to lug your surfboard to the Maldives? We will have a range of cutting edge, eco-friendly Firewire surfboards waiting for you. Hungry after surfing perfect waves all over the country? We will have your favourite meals, prepared by gourmet chefs, on-board ready for you to satisfy that post-surf hunger. Looking for tips before paddling out to a wave you've never surfed nor heard about? We have spent over twenty years gathering intel on the all the surf in the Maldives for this very reason. Rest assured knowing we've got you covered.
Tropicsurf guides combine the most accurate web forecasting tools with an intricate understanding of the country’s best kept secrets. Then an initial assessment of your abilities and goals determines which breaks to set course for. Often we coordinate with local islands to arrange additional boats and water-support in the lineup.
Upon arrival, we circle the break at lower altitude for closer inspection. If the waves are good, we simply land and taxi to the edge of line up, where it’s a short paddle to your own private surf break. Your plane anchors as closely as possible and waits for the entire duration of your session. Surf till you drop or paddle in for refreshments and fly to the next break to catch a dropping tide. Your choice of breaks will seem endless.
To further increase your likelihood of perfect surf, consider planning a “ window” during a resort stay and allow Tropicsurf to schedule the seaplane when internet forecasts predict quality surf. Fly in the day before a significant swell and this could be the best week of surfing you will ever experience.
Our team are experts at surf forecasting. Describe to us your fantasy surf break and if we predict suitable conditions, you could be parked on your surfing nirvana for the day and back at the resort for sunset margaritas … and with some serious bragging rights over the crew back home.
April to November are the best months for surf, though we can and do operate these trips year round. Please let us know what type of waves you are ideally seeking and we can advise on when we think might be your optimum time of year..
Avoid the hassle of travelling with your board by contacting Tropicsurf in advance of your stay to reserve choice of board; shortboard, fish, hybrid, or longboard. Stand Up Paddleboards are also available.