While you may associate many things with LUX*, surfing is probably not one of them.  

The North Male Atoll property has debuted what it’s dubbed The LUX* Break, which the resort claims is ideal for kite and wave surfing. 

That claim would have been unfounded but the resort’s got the seal of approval from Russian national champion of Kite Freestyle, Evgeny (Jackson) Novozheev, who’s endorsed LUX* NMA’s various surf spots. 

Jackson is a Guinness world record holder – he was first to cross the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska, which he accomplished in 2011. 

“The resort is a kite surfer’s paradise with its wind conditions, shallow waters and warm temperatures. The breezier months from May to September offers wind speeds between 11 and 20 knots, complemented by the spacious lagoon as well as the nearby sandbank, which is perfect for kite surfers to take off in any direction. Beginners can also use the sandbank as a playground to learn to manoeuvre the equipment. Overall, the light to medium consistent winds are perfect for kite foiling,” says Jackson. 

Meanwhile, the LUX* Break, just five minutes from the resort, serves up surf for wave enthusiasts of all levels of experience. Beginners can enlist the help of surf instructors who’ll do one-on-one instruction. 

The resort has partnered up with Best Dives to offer the highest standards of equipment for rent from PASSION MKIX and VISION MKIX kites to BLISS 39 V5 LTD and PLACEBO V6 M boards, as well as board binding, fins, harnesses and pumps. 

For reservations, book on www.luxnorthmaleatoll.com or contact the reservations team at stay@luxnorthmale.com or +960 668 2600.