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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Maldives

Asia

Loads of Atolls and reefs, pristine crystal clear water, and great surfing: you'll need a boat though!

1190 islands are spread over 26 atolls, ringlike coral formations enclosing a lagoon, which gives the Maldives its unique paradise-like appearance.

They stretch for about 820 km from North to South, 130 km at the widest point and do not exceed a length of 4.5 miles or an altitude of 6 feet above sea level.

No more than 200 islands are inhabited, the rest includes the 87 tourist resorts and uninhabited islands, some of which are used for drying fish or other agricultural activities. Not only does it consist of the most beautiful tropical islands, but 99% of its 90.000 km² is covered by the sea.

Location: Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India
Geographic coordinates: 3° 15' N, 73° 0' E
Coastline km: 644 km km
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; dry, northeast monsoon (November to March); rainy, southwest monsoon (June to August)
Terrain: flat, with white sandy beaches
Elevation: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m highest point: unnamed location on Wilingili island in the Addu Atoll 2.4 m
Natural hazards: low level of islands makes them very sensitive to sea level rise
Currency: rufiyaa (MVR)
Population: 349,106 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials
Capital: Male
Divisions: 19 atolls (atholhu, singular and plural) and the capital city*; Alifu, Baa, Dhaalu, Faafu, Gaafu Alifu, Gaafu Dhaalu, Gnaviyani, Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Kaafu, Laamu, Lhaviyani, Maale* (Male), Meemu, Noonu, Raa, Seenu, Shaviyani, Thaa, Vaavu

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
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Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain
Water temp. 27°C
81°F
29°C
84°F
28°C
82°F
27°C
81°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
Air temp. 27°C
81°F
29°C
84°F
28°C
82°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
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Surf Spots

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Chickens 21 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Cokes 47 / 1
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Cokes (thulusdhoo island) 1 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
Five Islands 8 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
Gurus 1 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Honkey's 20 / -
Left Reef-coral All surfers
Jails 30 / 1
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Kandooma Right 2 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
Last stop 3 / -
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Lohi`s 109 / -
Left Reef-coral All surfers
Lonuziyaarai Kolhu 7 / -
Right and left Reef-coral All surfers
Maabaidhoo 1 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
Meeru Reef 4 / -
Right Reef-coral Pros or kamikaze only...
Ninjas 4 / 1
Right Reef-coral Beginners wave
Pasta Point 19 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Riptides 2 / -
Left Reef-coral All surfers
Sultan's 34 / -
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Thaa's secret - / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Tombstones 4 / -
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Veymandhoo - / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Villingili 5 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
Yin Yang 4 / -
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
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Sultan's
By Jeymuburi
Oct 12, 2007
- went back out after lunch. swell had picked up heaps and waves were really good.
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Sultan's
By Jeymuburi
Oct 12, 2007
- nice waves at sultans, but crowded. managed to boost three airs, each about 1.5 meters high. 
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Villingili
By Jeymuburi
Oct 10, 2007
- nice morning session.
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Lonuziyaarai Kolhu
By Jeymuburi
Oct 6, 2007
- the swell had picked up since yesterday and the waves were bigger. pretty strong winds though. good waves, and adam and i got a couple that went all the way along the beach. we thought it was gonna be the same as yesterday so dad brought the longboar
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Lonuziyaarai Kolhu
By Jeymuburi
Oct 5, 2007
- one of the smallest days ive had in male. fun waves though, and some nice lefts. no one else out because of ramadan. 
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Trip: Maldives lounging
By darylf
From Dec 2, 2006 to Dec 18, 2006
Chilling in the Maldives. A Family vacation to the sun, sand and palm trees, but I have my board with me, and should get some sessions i, if the swell comes. So far its pretty flat where i am
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By aureldecoch , 30-01-2011

Maldives Surf via Four Seasons - Hello!
Im going in the Maldives Islands in mid-April at the Four Seasons resort. How is the swell normally in April? I can decide if I bring my 6.3" or my little 5"10 biscuit :)
Also, has anybody been at the Four seasons? It official says that they take can take care of surfers (transportation etc...), how good is it? how good are the breaks around there?
Thanks in advance!!
Cheerzzzz

ps: you can send my private message via my username if you wish!

By Jay , 09-07-2010

Surf on/near Cinnamon Island??? - I have just booked our honeymoon to Cinnamon Island at the start of September 2010. So, is it worth taking a board??? (PLEASE LET THERE BE WAVES!)

Thanks.

By Anonymous , 21-05-2010

Addu Atoll - South Maldives - Has anyone been to Addu Atoll in the south? Whats it like for accomadation and access to spots? cheers

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