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North Male Atolls Surfing

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The Maldives are part of a submarine plateau sitting 20-30m below the surface of the ocean. The islands didn't exist until coral formations built up on top of each other, eventually creating an archipelago of tiny islands scattered over a huge area. There are 26 different low-lying atolls, comprising of 1,200 islands spread along an 800km (500mi) long vertical line. The ridge extending from the Lakshadweep to Chagos Islands is 2000km (1250mi) long. The result is a vast area of shallow seas dotted by islands creating a perfect surfing paradise. Most of the islands get no surf, but the S/SE facing coastline gets waves on reef passes that break close to the shore. Unless you are staying in the Tari surf resort, then you will usually have to rely on the irregular Dhonys, (local boats), to reach many of the waves. From the air, what appears to be some classic set-ups is a bit misleading, as there are not that many spots in North Malé unless the swell is big. South Malé atoll has quite a few spots, while the atolls to the S get more swell but these can only be reached on a chartered boat.
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23 - 29°C
boardshorts
25 - 31°C
boardshorts
25 - 31°C
boardshorts
24 - 29°C
boardshorts
24 - 29°C
boardshorts
25 - 29°C
boardshorts
+ Atoll perfection
+ World class rights and lefts
+ Calm winds
+ No hassle
+ Luxury resorts
- Consistently small
- Crowded
- Boat access restrictions
- Top prices
- No budget land trips
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Malé Star 1.5ft 8secs 150° 17mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef 8
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SE - S Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Pasta Point Star 1.5ft 8secs 151° 16mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
2
SE - S North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Lohi's Star 1.5ft 8secs 151° 16mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
2
SE - S North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Jailbreaks 1.5ft 8secs 151° 16mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
1
SE - S South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Honky's Star 1.5ft 8secs 151° 16mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
1
SE - S North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Sultans Star 1.5ft 8secs 151° 16mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 15
2
E - S South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Coke's / Cola's Star 1.5ft 8secs 151° 16mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
2
SE - S South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Chickens Star 1.5ft 8secs 151° 16mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
2
SE - S North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Ninja's 1.5ft 8secs 151° 16mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 5
1
SE - S South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Kandooma Right 1.5ft 8secs 150° 17mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Furana Star 1.5ft 8secs 151° 16mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
1
SE - S North Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Kadu Star 1.5ft 8secs 151° 16mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 6
1
SE - S North Westerly All Tides