Maldivian Reduces Surfboard Carriage Fees to Promote Access to Surfing Destinations

Maldivian, the national carrier, has addressed concerns regarding elevated surfboard carriage fees by announcing substantial reductions. Large surfboard charges will decrease by 33%, and small surfboard fees will see a significant 66% cut.




The Maldives – Responding to public discontent, The Maldives’ national carrier, Maldivian, announces significant reductions in surfboard carriage fees. Effective immediately, charges for large surfboards will be reduced by 33%, with small surfboards seeing a remarkable 66% decrease.


The decision to revise surfboard carriage fees follows concerns raised by residents and visitors alike, notably during a recent ‘Raeesge Javaabu’ Q&A session with President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu. The issue gained attention when Ahmed Rasheed, a Gadhdhoo resident from Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, emphasised the exorbitant costs tourists faced, amounting to as much as US$800, to transport surfboards to The Maldives. Such expenses were found to deter surf enthusiasts, impacting the popularity of renowned surfing spots like Tiger Stripes in Gadhdhoo.


In response, President Muizzu pledged swift action to rectify the situation, prompting Maldivian to promptly revise its surfboard carriage fees. These adjustments aim to foster greater accessibility to The Maldives‘ surfing destinations, catering to both domestic and international surf enthusiasts.



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