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Latitude: 4° 18.459' N
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you will have to get there by boat
Easy to find?Easy to find
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Jailbreaks
Wave qualityWorld Class
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
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.
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.
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 email@example.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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