Rippling across the equator for nearly 5000km, Indonesia encompasses more than 17,000 islands.
The Maldives has 1198 islands, only very few having a surf break right in front of the island. Himmafushi has Jails just a paddle away. Himmafushi is a typical fishing island with about 750 inhabitants, sandy roads and palm trees. You can walk around the island in approx. 40min and watch the locals going after their daily routine. Located 17 km north of the capital Male the tranfer by ferry takes around 45 min.
This rare opportunity to discover the real Maldives and local life while surfing world class waves is one of a kind. And finally this is what surfing is about. Not only surfing empty brakes and enjoying warm waters but also learning about new cultures and people. As tourism on local islands is only possible shortly, thanks to changes in law by the new president of the Maldives, tourism on Himmafushiis just starting and developing. There are day-trips from surrounding resorts, so Himmafushi is getting used to tourists and has quickly adapted by offering all kind of souvenirs to their new visitors. At the local shipyard you can watch the carpenters traditionally constructing the typical local dhoni boats in all sizes and admire original craftsmanship. It doesn't matter if you just want to relax, snorkel around or catch waves - all possibilities are there at very moderate prices.