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Surfing in Malta

Find a way to relax and ease your stress by surfing in Malta

Best time: October–March


Surfing in Malta is really good, because the sea is always in charge. Here you can catch a one-in-a-thousand wave that takes you by surprise.

The most popular surf spots in Malta are situated in the south (St. Thomas Bay), in the north-west (Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden Bay) and Ghallis Point in the north. It is worth to noting that Gozo is the busiest spot with surfers. Each of these areas differs by the wind direction and speed, and by the varied coastline. As Malta is entirely dependent on the wind, so the most favourable period for surfing is during the winter months—from October to March. Advanced surfers prefer Ghajn Tuffieha and officiously call it "the capital of surfing in Malta." The sea temperature here is always comfortable, but you still need a wetsuit for the colder months.

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What surf spots in Malta attract surfers the most?

Malta has a plethora of surf spots, out of which St. Thomas Bay (south), Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden Bay (north-west), and Ghallis Point (north) are some of the most popular ones. These spots differ from each other in terms of coastlines, wind speed, and wind direction. Furthermore, Gozo is the busiest surf spot of all regions. Experienced surfers generally prefer Ghajn Tuffieha beach because of its wave patterns. Show more

When is the surfing season in Malta?

The winter months, from October to March, are usually the best months for surfing in Malta. The surfing season depends on the wind; therefore, it is always necessary to keep an eye on the weather forecast before planning a trip. It is possible to surf during the remaining months, but the waves might not be as predictable as they are during the winter season. Show more

How comfortable is the sea temperature in the surfing spots of Malta?

The sea temperature in Malta's surfing spots is generally comfortable and ranges from 14-27°C. Nevertheless, it is advisable to wear wetsuits in colder months. The sea temperature is at its warmest between July and September, with an average temperature of 27°C. Conversely, the coldest season is from January to March, with temperatures ranging from 14-15°C. Show more

What makes Ghajn Tuffieha beach a preferred spot for surfing?

Ghajn Tuffieha beach is a favoured surf spot among experienced surfers in Malta, and it's referred to as 'the capital of surfing in Malta' because of its intricate wave patterns. Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Mġarr Ħas-Saptan cliffs, Ghajn Tuffieha Tower, and others, the beach offers a unique visual experience. Its waves are ideal for proficient surfers seeking a challenging surfing experience. Show more

Which surf spot is the busiest in Malta?

Gozo is the busiest surf spot in Malta and its northern coast. Surfers usually flock Gozo because of its frontal waves and clear water conditions, giving surfers better opportunities to catch waves. Frequent tournaments and championships are also reasons why Gozo attracts surfers around the world and is thus a popular surfing destination. Show more

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