Sun Island

Continent
Asia
Country
Maldives
Next Big City
Male
Next Town
South Ari Atoll
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Swimmers, Jetskis, Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

A huge shallow lagoon, where you can almost stand everywhere. At the south side of the island and its lagoon is a big reef, which is the end of that atoll. The water is flat and can be a bit choppy when the wind is stronger, but still very nice riding. Maldives have a tide, but the lagoon at the nautical center will always be deep enough for windsurfing as well.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

The beach has very white and smooth sand - just beautiful. There are corals around the island, but at the main water sports area it is no problem. If you have problems going upwind, I recommend wearing shoes, since the big reef is not too far away. At the east beach of Sun Island at the Nautic station you have an excellent beach with lost of space to launch and land the kite. The beach is never that packed, only few people around. And on the water it is normally very empty.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, May, June, July, August, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE, SE, SSE, SW, W, NW
Main Direction:
NE, W, WNW, NW

The best winds combined with the best weather are from December to March. The wind will mainly blow from North and is very consistent (4-6 Bft/10-23 knts). Normally the Maldives have light winds,in the rainy season stronger. This spot works for all directions and always has sideshore winds.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
Short walk

Male is the closest airport and the capital of the Maldives. From around the world mainly charter airlines will approach Male. From Male Sun Island is about 100km (62 miles) further Southwest. The speed boat needs about 4-5 hours from Male and the seaplane (more exciting!) about 45-60 minutes. Your gear will come with the speedboat.

Extra information

Rules
None

Make sure your gear goes back with you when leaving the island, since the seaplane can be full and not enough time for the gear to arrive with the boat before you depart.

Nightlife

No nightlife, just the hotel bar.