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Maldives Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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 Air Equator Lefts
Star Star Star
2.5ft 15secs 209° 6mph WNW - Cross/offshore - 295°
 Approach Lights
Star Star Star
2.5ft 15secs 209° 6mph WNW - Cross/offshore - 295°
 Gaukendi Bridge
Star Star Star
2.5ft 15secs 209° 6mph WNW - Cross/offshore - 295°
 Kanda Muli
Star Star Star
2.5ft 15secs 209° 6mph WNW - Cross/offshore - 295°
 Kottey
Star Star Grey Star
2.5ft 15secs 209° 6mph WNW - Onshore - 295°
 Madihera
Star Star Star
2.5ft 15secs 209° 6mph WNW - Cross/offshore - 295°
 Shangri-la
Star Star Star
2.5ft 15secs 209° 6mph WNW - Offshore - 295°
Add a New Surf SpotRegional Overview
Boat-trips and the occasional surf camp are the only ways to surf this unique group of 1,200 coral islands based around 26 atolls. Typically the reefs passes are deeper than in Indonesia and the South Pacific with classic set-ups abounding. Swells travelling south-west across to Indonesia bestow part of their energy on this chain before continuing their journey. Separated into the North Atolls and South Atolls (the south has the most spots) the region boasts year-round swell with high period being March to April. Two monsoon seasons, the north-east monsoon from December to April and the south west monsoon, from May to October breaks up the surfing season shifting the focus from north to south accordingly. Predominantly reef-passes, waves like Sultans and Tiger Stripes have developed deserved reputations for epic barrels and raw Indian Ocean power. Modern surfing was introduced to the Maldives in the late in 1973 by Tony Hinde. Sea temperatures remain steady at about 27ºC or 81ºF.
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News Image Habagat’s Irony, The beauty and the destruction
With its typically placid waters the Davao Gulf is not known for any surfing grounds, however the month of August heralds a climatic exception when the placid waters give way to the monsoon waves of Habagat. The season lasts a little over a month and this year it has been one the most active monsoons for some time with large stretches of the coastline drastically altered by the ravages of the flooding waves and many unfortunate coastal communities having their lives turned upside down. Local victims of these erratic climatic patterns are substantiating what climatologists have started to term as collateral damage from western emissions. Few locals see any benefit from these changes and the damaging waves, but the angry forces of nature bring a paradox of both pleasure and pain. For the few local surfers the coastline was lit up. The power and beauty of nature’s energy in its most raw form unfolded upon their shores exposing how the coastline of Davao Gulf is perfectly moulded for the art and sport of Surfing
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