Impressive, point-style, righthand reefbreak that forms half of the Thamburudhoo Island double act along with Honky’s. Sultans regularly delivers the biggest, longest waves in North Male and is one of only 3 righthanders that will work when the SW monsoon blows throughout the middle months of the year. It starts with a swift, steep, yet manageable drop into a carving wall that throws some nice hooks on the faster inside reef, a full 300m down the line on big SE swells. Handles as much size as this corner of the Indian Ocean can muster, when waiting for a tip to tail bomb will be extremely worth it.
Sultan’s is North Malé atoll’s most surfed spot with at least 100 surfers a day, because it is accessible to improvers, intermediates and out of shape mid-lifers thanks to its user-friendly nature. Under threat from a US-backed, private island resort development.