Maldives

Surfing in North Male atoll, Maldives

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Chickens
Description: A fast and long left-hander with two sections depending on the high tide and on the big swell from South-East. Sea conditions must be perfect, otherwise it is not markable. The name comes from a poultry farm on the island.

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Cokes
Description: Advanced and difficult spot. A short but intense ride, a big wave tube spot. A steep takeoff, then a very shallow inside section that opens up more than the takeoff. It is better to surf on the mid-high tide, but it is possible to surf also on low tide if the swell is big enough. It is ideal on a South swell and with North-West winds. The name comes from the Coca-Cola company on the near Thulusdhoo island.

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Lohis
Description: A few kilometers south from Coke, in front of the Lohifushi Resort. Average difficult spot, excellent left-hander, steep with two sections. Perfect with North –West and North-East winds. Best conditions are on South-East swell and with North-West winds.

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Ninjas
Description: Advanced spot that can be reached by swimming from Lohifushi. Slow right-hander for beginners and for long-boarders. It is better with West/North-West winds and on a moderate swell from the South. Tides higher than 4 feet spoil it.

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Pasta Point
Description: This long and perfect left-hander is the most consistent at the Maldives and is the less affected by the wind. The takeoff section leads to a tube-section, called “Macaroni Bowl”. Best conditions are with North winds, but it can also be surfed with North-East and North-West winds. The best months are February, March and April. This point can be easily reach from the Dhonveli resort.

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Sultans
Description: Easy spot located on the Thumuroodhoo atoll. Excellent and long right-hander, that can become very walled and long but only with big swells from the South. One of the most consistent waves of the Male’ atoll that never closes out, even on large swells. It is better to surf on high tide and with West to North winds.

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Honky's
Description: Average-difficult spot near the Thumuroodhoo atoll. Long left-hander, initially small but growing in size and intensity as it goes over the reef. A weave called Fred’s Ledge, which is 6 ft. at the takeoff, ends up at least 8 ft. in the final section. Long rides and tubes through all the sections. Best conditions are with South swell and East, North-East and North winds. Best months for this weave are February, March and April. During the South-West monsoon from May to October it is affected by strong currents.

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Himmafushi

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Tomb Stones
Description: In front of the Full Moon resort. Long excellent right-hander, with South West winds. In 1987, when many islands were submerged, there were 6-8 feet weaves.

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Male Island Point
Description: A pair of points breaks known by the Maldivian people, that can be surfed with surfboards and boogie boards. The reef causes a big swell. Best with winds from the West.

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Lonuziyaarai Kolhu