About Sultans

Sultans is one of the best waves in the Maldives, handling any size swell from the S and providing long, user-friendly walls that run through to a hollow inside section. One of the more approachable reef-points in the Indian Ocean, Sultans tends to attract surfers of all skill levels, from pros to those with more gumption than experience. The wave pumps throughout the season, handling the SW monsoon winds that trash most rights in the area.

Source: Sultans Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

User-friendly wave that is fun for anyone with a decent level of proficiency.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Local surfers dominate on the weekends, but for the most part it's crowded with visitors.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

The busiest wave in the Maldives, with numerous boats on any given day.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

The longest, biggest, and arguably best right-hander in the Maldives.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Powerful, long wave that handles size and tests your endurance.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Coral reef, throngs of hungry, aggressive tourists on charter boats.


Boat access.

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Best Season

Swells are consistent between April and August, and Sultans can handle the SW monsoon winds that kick in mid-season.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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