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Visit Maldives Pro 2022
EVENT TYPEWomen Dropknee Junior Men Men
EVENT STATUS:Completed

Visit Maldives Pro 2022

July 29, 2022 to
August 7, 2022
Venue: Varunulaa Raalhugandu, Malé

MEN – $30 000 – 2500PTS
WOMEN – $20 000 – 1500PTS
JUNIOR MEN – $10 000 – 2000PTS
DROPKNEE – $10 000 – 2000PTS

THE FIRST IBC BODYBOARDING WORLD TOUR EVENT ON THE ASIAN CONTINENT

Visit Maldives Pro 2022 is the inaugural event of Maldives Pro series for the IBC Bodyboarding World Tour, which will be held for the first time in Maldives. In addition, this marks the first time an IBC world tour event is coming to the whole of Asia.

The event will be held in Varunulaa Raalhugandu located in the South East corner of the capital city, Male’ from 29th July – 7th August.

The Wave – Varunulaa Raalhugandu

One of the most popular surf points in the whole of the Maldives is in the capital city Malé –‘Varunulaa Raalhugandu’ the breaks are located on the southeast corner of the city. This is the main break in town, which luckily, is one of the most consistent and powerful waves in Maldives. Really wedges at low, but the waves get messed up at high by the massive coastal protection of tetrapods that line the beach. Raalhugandu a reference of surf spot in Dhivehi, the local language.

Location – Malé

The pint-sized Maldivian capital is the throbbing, mercantile heart of the nation, a densely crowded and fascinating place, notable mainly for its start contrast to the laid-back pace of island life elsewhere in the country.

Malé (mar-lay) offers the best chance to see the Maldives away from the resort buffet and infinity pool. Overlooked by tall, brightly colored buildings and surrounded by incongruously turquoise water, Male is a hive of activity, the engine driving Maldives’ economy.

Malé is also pleasingly quirky – alcohol-free cafes and restaurants jostle with shops and lively markets and the general capital-city hubbub is very much present. This island city may not have a huge number of sights, but it offers a very real chance to get a feel for Maldives and to meet Maldivians.

Visiting Maldives & Visa information

Airport

Velana International Airport (Male’ International Airport) (IATA: MLE, ICAO: VRMM) is the main international airport in the Maldives. It is located on Hulhule Island in the North Male Atoll, near the capital island Male.

Transportation

From Male’ International Airport to Male City by taxi is 13 Minutes and to Hulhumale is 12 minutes by private taxi.

Accommodation

Official Accommodation Partner:

Marukab Plaza

Flash sale for IBC participants – 95$ per room (for 1 or 2 persons) per night with breakfast. Click below or here for more information.

Maruka Plaza Sale

Attractions

  • Majeedhee magu
  • Chaadhanee Magu Souvenir Shops
  • Old Friday Mosque
  • Fish Market
  • Grand Friday Mosque
  • National Museum
  • Artificial Beach
  • Rasfannu
  • Muleeaage & Medhu Ziyaarath
  • Fruit & Vegetable Market
  • National Art Gallery
  • Rasrani Bageecha
  • Hulhumale Central Park, Phase 1
  • Jumhooree Maidhaan
  • Izzudhin Jetty

Sponsors

Destination Partner (Title Sponsor)
Visit Maldives

In association with
Ministry of Youth Sports and Community Empowerment

Accommodation Partner
Marukab Plaza

Event Partner
Official Events

Digital Partner
Dhiraagu

Catering Partner
Moochas Gracias

Online Media Partner
Adhadhu Online

Printing Partner
PrintLab

Sun Care Partner
Mula Maldives

Supporting Partners
Musicians’ Union of Maldives 
Maafushi Water Sports 
Xtreme Fitness 
STELCO 
Male City Council
Maldives Police Services
Maldives National Defense Force
NBAM

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