NewsFebruary 26, 2024

Maldivian Lowers Surfboard Carriage Charges

Maldivian has announced a significant reduction in charges for the carriage of surfboards following concerns raised by a resident regarding the high fees.

The decision, unveiled by the airline yesterday, follows a query posted on the Q&A platform ‘Raeesge Javaab’ by Ahmed Rasheed, a resident of GDh. Gadhdhoo highlighted the financial burden imposed on tourists visiting the island for surfing activities.


Rasheed highlighted that tourists faced costs amounting to approximately USD 800, inclusive of round-trip airfare and surfboard charges, when journeying to Gadhdhoo, renowned for its prime surfing spots.

Under the revised structure, charges for large surfboards measuring 86” x 24”, with a thickness or width ranging between six to 10 inches, have been slashed by 33 per cent. 

Additionally, a new category has been introduced for small surfboards featuring a width of up to five inches, with charges reduced by 66 per cent from the original rates.

Gadhdhoo, situated in the southern region of the Maldives, boasts some of the country’s premier surf points, including the renowned Tiger Stripes surf point, rendering it a sought-after destination among surfing enthusiasts.

Feature photo: Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives