Riding the waves

While one surfer rides a wave with apparent ease, another does an elaborate 360 degree turn on his body board. This is enough to draw a throng of onlookers to the Surf Point in Male’. Many of the young men who circle the capital on their motorbikes before break fast are brought to a halt by the mesmerising waves and those riding them.

With Ramadan drawing to a close, Wataniya and the Maldives Surf Association have teamed up to host four-day surfing competition, Wataniya Virasee. “We wanted to hold an entertaining event for Ramadan and have fun with the public,” said Maryath Mohamed, public relations officer at Wataniya.