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Local Island. Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll: Long and fast right-hander with 3 sections in the good days. Getting hollow and faster riding to the inside sections. The spot that handle better the SW winds very common during all the surf season. Good in all tides. Best winds SW to NW.



Thulusdhoo, Atoll Capital. Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll:
A short but intense ride. A big wave tube spot. A steep barrelling takeoff, then a very shallow inside section that opens up even more than the takeoff. Best on mid to high tide, however, can be surfed at low tide if the swell is big enough.
Ideal on a straight south swell and winds NW however, can be surfed in winds from any direction W – N.
Named after the Coca-Cola factory on the island, beautiful view of palm fringed beach from the surf zone.



Thamburudhoo ( Uninhabited Island ), Adjacent to ‘Sultans’. Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll:
Long, left-hander. Starts small and increases in size and intensity as it wraps 90 degrees around the island. A six feet wave on the take-off will end up at least eight feet on the end section, called ‘Fred’s Ledge’. Long rides and tubes through all sections.
Best on low tides unless swell is huge. Best winds, ENE-N (this is the only wave that works on a ENE wind). Best swell, straight S. Best months for this wave, February, March and April. Affected by strong currents in the Southwest monsoon from May to October.



Villingilimathi Huraa (Kuda Villingili), Uninhabited island. Eastern reef of North Male’ Atoll: Requires speed. Long, excellent left-hander that has two sections. A pleasant thin, peeling, racing lip. However conditions must be perfect, otherwise it’s not makeable.
Best winds are NW-NNE (offshore).
Named because of a poultry farm on the island.



Thamburudhoo ( Uninhabited Island ), Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll:
Excellent, long, world-class right-hander. One of the most consistent waves of Male’ Atoll, which never closes out, even on the biggest swells. The take-off is a steep outside peak called ‘Phantoms’, which slingshots into a very long, walled, super-fast section called the ‘Pinnacles’, over four feet. All three sections can be thrilling, almost insane tubes. Rides are 100 to 150 yards.
Best on high tide with any wind from W to N.



Kanifinolhu Resort. Eastern Reef of North Male’ Atoll:
Slow right-hander, good for beginners and long-boarders.
Best on W-NW winds with a moderate S swell. However swells larger than 4 feet spoils it.
Named Ninjas because many Japanese surfers seem to like it.