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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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 Sultan's

Maldives

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 4° 18.763' N
Longitude: 73° 35.106' E

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 Access

Firstly, you can only access the spot by boat.Small boats or 'dhonis' are used to load the surfboards onto and position offshore at the rear of the breaks. Sultans is a popular destination for surfers in the North Male' Atoll's eastern reef because it provides consistent waves which never close out.

English (Translate this text in English): Firstly, you can only access the spot by boat.Small boats or 'dhonis' are used to load the surfboards onto and position offshore at the rear of the breaks. Sultans is a popular destination for surfers in the North Male' Atoll's eastern reef because it provides consistent waves which never close out.

English (Translate this text in English): Firstly, you can only access the spot by boat.Small boats or 'dhonis' are used to load the surfboards onto and position offshore at the rear of the breaks. Sultans is a popular destination for surfers in the North Male' Atoll's eastern reef because it provides consistent waves which never close out.

English (Translate this text in English): Firstly, you can only access the spot by boat.Small boats or 'dhonis' are used to load the surfboards onto and position offshore at the rear of the breaks. Sultans is a popular destination for surfers in the North Male' Atoll's eastern reef because it provides consistent waves which never close out.

DistanceDay trip

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Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Thamburudhoo

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East

Good wind directionWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Maldives is a fairly new and emerging destination for surfers. The surf season coincides with the south-west monsoon and runs from mid February to November when the best swells are generated by winter low pressure systems in the southern Indian Ocean. March and April also provide good surfing and have the best weather. The water is warm enough to swim without a wetsuit, though a light suit is a good idea, for protection from the sun and coral. Booties are essential for picking your way over exposed coral reefs, and a helmet is recommended.
Surfing in the Maldives provides you with two options; either staying in a resort or booking a live-aboard surfing vacation on a charter cruiser (Safari boat). Resorts provide boats (Dhonis) to transport surfers out beyond the breaks between two to three times per day for two hour periods whereas charters offer surfers the chance to surf the reefs for longer periods.

English (Translate this text in English): Maldives is a fairly new and emerging destination for surfers. The surf season coincides with the south-west monsoon and runs from mid February to November when the best swells are generated by winter low pressure systems in the southern Indian Ocean. March and April also provide good surfing and have the best weather. The water is warm enough to swim without a wetsuit, though a light suit is a good idea, for protection from the sun and coral. Booties are essential for picking your way over exposed coral reefs, and a helmet is recommended.<br />Surfing in the Maldives provides you with two options; either staying in a resort or booking a live-aboard surfing vacation on a charter cruiser (Safari boat). Resorts provide boats (Dhonis) to transport surfers out beyond the breaks between two to three times per day for two hour periods whereas charters offer surfers the chance to surf the reefs for longer periods.

English (Translate this text in English): Maldives is a fairly new and emerging destination for surfers. The surf season coincides with the south-west monsoon and runs from mid February to November when the best swells are generated by winter low pressure systems in the southern Indian Ocean. March and April also provide good surfing and have the best weather. The water is warm enough to swim without a wetsuit, though a light suit is a good idea, for protection from the sun and coral. Booties are essential for picking your way over exposed coral reefs, and a helmet is recommended.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Surfing in the Maldives provides you with two options; either staying in a resort or booking a live-aboard surfing vacation on a charter cruiser (Safari boat). Resorts provide boats (Dhonis) to transport surfers out beyond the breaks between two to three times per day for two hour periods whereas charters offer surfers the chance to surf the reefs for longer periods.

English (Translate this text in English): Maldives is a fairly new and emerging destination for surfers. The surf season coincides with the south-west monsoon and runs from mid February to November when the best swells are generated by winter low pressure systems in the southern Indian Ocean. March and April also provide good surfing and have the best weather. The water is warm enough to swim without a wetsuit, though a light suit is a good idea, for protection from the sun and coral. Booties are essential for picking your way over exposed coral reefs, and a helmet is recommended.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Surfing in the Maldives provides you with two options; either staying in a resort or booking a live-aboard surfing vacation on a charter cruiser (Safari boat). Resorts provide boats (Dhonis) to transport surfers out beyond the breaks between two to three times per day for two hour periods whereas charters offer surfers the chance to surf the reefs for longer periods.

Atmosphere

The crowd is all from somewhere far away. Locals are usually boatmen who feed on surfing and will let you surf. Pressure may be very high, but it all depends on how aggressive crews are. The Maldives provides many excellent locations - including Lohis (Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Piddlies / Ninjas (Kanifinolhu Resort (Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Cokes (Thulusdhoo-Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Chickens (Villinilimathi Huraa (Kuda Villingili) and many more especially in the Southern Atolls

English (Translate this text in English): The crowd is all from somewhere far away. Locals are usually boatmen who feed on surfing and will let you surf. Pressure may be very high, but it all depends on how aggressive crews are. The Maldives provides many excellent locations - including Lohis (Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Piddlies / Ninjas (Kanifinolhu Resort (Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Cokes (Thulusdhoo-Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Chickens (Villinilimathi Huraa (Kuda Villingili) and many more especially in the Southern Atolls

English (Translate this text in English): The crowd is all from somewhere far away. Locals are usually boatmen who feed on surfing and will let you surf. Pressure may be very high, but it all depends on how aggressive crews are. The Maldives provides many excellent locations - including Lohis (Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Piddlies &#47; Ninjas (Kanifinolhu Resort (Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Cokes (Thulusdhoo-Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Chickens (Villinilimathi Huraa (Kuda Villingili) and many more especially in the Southern Atolls

English (Translate this text in English): The crowd is all from somewhere far away. Locals are usually boatmen who feed on surfing and will let you surf. Pressure may be very high, but it all depends on how aggressive crews are. The Maldives provides many excellent locations - including Lohis (Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Piddlies &amp;#47; Ninjas (Kanifinolhu Resort (Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Cokes (Thulusdhoo-Eastern reef of North Male' Atoll), Chickens (Villinilimathi Huraa (Kuda Villingili) and many more especially in the Southern Atolls

General

-access spots (as opposed to resort guests-only type) so there's always many surfers. Take it esay and everybody will have fun. There's a lot of waves.

English (Translate this text in English): -access spots (as opposed to resort guests-only type) so there's always many surfers. Take it esay and everybody will have fun. There's a lot of waves.

English (Translate this text in English): -access spots (as opposed to resort guests-only type) so there's always many surfers. Take it esay and everybody will have fun. There's a lot of waves.

English (Translate this text in English): -access spots (as opposed to resort guests-only type) so there's always many surfers. Take it esay and everybody will have fun. There's a lot of waves.

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Sultan's
De Jeymuburi
12 oct. 2007
- went back out after lunch. swell had picked up heaps and waves were really good.
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Sultan's
De Jeymuburi
12 oct. 2007
- nice waves at sultans, but crowded. managed to boost three airs, each about 1.5 meters high. 
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Sultan's
De diogocarvalho
19 juil. 2007
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Sultan's
De darylf
12 déc. 2006
morning crowds - My Comments:Nice at first with small clean sets, then it started getting crowded. Session Highlight: Comment on Swell, Waves and Wind: small waves, but quite clean and relatively long period Techniques to improve: where do I start???
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Voyage : Maldives lounging
De darylf
Du 2 déc. 2006 au 18 déc. 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 anonymous , 09-01-2006

Fucking crowded - Like the other spots in the zone, all the spots are super crowded from may to nov. the waves are pretty fun but NEVER MORE (too much money for fighting)

By anonymous , 06-11-2004

Jim - One of the more mellow waves in the maldives, and one of the most crowded, but still heaps of fun none-the-less. Can take off deep with a pretty mellow takeoff but then jacks up and u can get fun barrels. Can be a long ride too, but sometimes abit fat. Also we got pretty strong currents on a few of the days. Quite a few longboarders.

By dubl a from the OC , 30-09-2003

Sultans Sept 2003 - Super fun, often crowded, right. Has an open ocean feel to it; when it gets big it breaks pretty far out and up the reef. It is an easy take off and mushy for the first 25 yards, then stands up nicely for the inside barrel section. I had several waves that connected all the way through completing a 200 yard ride from way outside to right next to where the boats anchor. Absolutely stunning surroundings. Across the channels from Pasta Point and Honkys. Varied from shoulder high to over double overhead during my 17 day trip there.

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