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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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 Jails

Maldives

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 4° 18.459' N
Longitude: 73° 34.606' E

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 Access

you will have to get there by boat

English (Translate this text in English): you will have to get there by boat

English (Translate this text in English): you will have to get there by boat

English (Translate this text in English): you will have to get there by boat

DistanceSurf trip

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Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Jailbreaks

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

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 Additional Information

Jails is one of the best surf spots in the maldives its along right with some very fast sections the water is hot and its not crowded. Why the name? It´s a former jail, now small military area.

English (Translate this text in English): Jails is one of the best surf spots in the maldives its along right with some very fast sections the water is hot and its not crowded. Why the name? It´s a former jail, now small military area.

English (Translate this text in English): Jails is one of the best surf spots in the maldives its along right with some very fast sections the water is hot and its not crowded. Why the name? It´s a former jail, now small military area.

English (Translate this text in English): Jails is one of the best surf spots in the maldives its along right with some very fast sections the water is hot and its not crowded. Why the name? It´s a former jail, now small military area.

Atmosphere

Its a very humbling experience at Jails when one minute you duck dive a 6 ft slab of water just about breaking on bare coral only to turn around and see the Maldives worst criminals in jail 100m in front of you. It gives you that feeling of freedom as a surfer.

English (Translate this text in English): Its a very humbling experience at Jails when one minute you duck dive a 6 ft slab of water just about breaking on bare coral only to turn around and see the Maldives worst criminals in jail 100m in front of you. It gives you that feeling of freedom as a surfer.

English (Translate this text in English): Its a very humbling experience at Jails when one minute you duck dive a 6 ft slab of water just about breaking on bare coral only to turn around and see the Maldives worst criminals in jail 100m in front of you. It gives you that feeling of freedom as a surfer.

English (Translate this text in English): Its a very humbling experience at Jails when one minute you duck dive a 6 ft slab of water just about breaking on bare coral only to turn around and see the Maldives worst criminals in jail 100m in front of you. It gives you that feeling of freedom as a surfer.

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Jails
By diogocarvalho
Jul 17, 2007
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By Anonymous , 10-02-2007

Amazing - Amazing Inside Bowl Session...hollow deep tubes that can scare the shit out of you !!! really hollow inside amazing :)

By hoeflerhelga@hotmail.com , 17-11-2005

maafushi local-island - who can say me something about this local-island? I'm a foreigner and would like to visiting this island for few days. What i have to do? Thanks for answer.

By Geel , 16-06-2005

If Jails is GIRIFUSHI - If "Jails" is referred here to the Girifushi Island then I don't think anybody can see any of the Maldivian Worst Criminals near 100 meters away as the spot is described in the spot page. As far as I know, Girifushi is nothing but a Military training camp. No criminals there. If its but Maafushi Island, then there are criminals.

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