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SOUTH MALE' ATOLL

Kadoomafushi □ 12

NORTH MALE' ATOLL

Chickens

1

C1

Cola's

2

C1

Honky's

3

B1

Jailbreaks

4

B1

Lohi's

5

C1

Pasta Point

6

C1

Pi dd Ii es

7

C1

Sultan's

8

B1

SOUTH MALE'ATOLL

Guru's

9

B4

Kate's

...10

B4

Last Stops

...11

A4

Natives

...12

B4

Quarters

...13

B4

RESORTS

Club Med Kani

14

B1

Dhonveli Beach

15

B1

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa..16

B1

Lohifushi Island Resort

17

C1

Chickens A left-hander that sections when small, but on a bigger swell and a higher tide it all comes together to make a long and satisfying wave. It's named for the old poultry farm onshore, not because of any reaction to the conditions here.

Cola's A heavy, hollow, shallow right-hander; when it's big, it's one of the best breaks in the area. This is a very thick wave breaking hard over a shallow reef, so it's definitely for experienced, gutsy surfers only. Named forthe Coca-Cola factory nearby on the island of Thulusdhoo, it's also called Cokes.

Lohi's Asolid left-hander that usually breaks in two sections, but with a big enough swell and a high enough tide the sections linkup. You can paddle out there from the resort island of Lohifushi, and guests of that resort have exclusive access to the break.

Piddlies A slow, mellow, mushy right-hander, a good Malibu wave. It's also called Ninja's because of its appeal to Japanese surfers. It's off the island of Kanifinolhu, home of the Club Med Kani resort, but it's very difficult to reach from the shore, and the wave is available to any boat-based surfer, not just Club Med guests.

Pasta Point A perfect left that works like clockwork on all tides. There's a long outside wall at the take-off point, jacking into a bowling section called the'macaroni bowl'. On big days the break continues to another section called 'lockjaws', which grinds into very shallow water over the reef. It's easily reached from the shore at Dhonveli Beach resort, whose guests have exclusive use of this break. This used to be an all-Italian resort (hence the name of the break), but now it also attracts surfers from all over.

Sultan's This is a classic right-hand break, and the biggerthe swell, the better it works. A steep outside peak leads to a super-fast wall and then an inside section that throws right out, and tubes on every wave.

Hanky's During its season, this is the best wave in the Maldives. It's a super long, wally left-hander that wraps nearly 90 degrees and can nearly double in size by the end section. Jailbreaks A right-hander that works best with a big swell, when the three sections combine to make a single, long, perfect wave. There used to be a prison on the island and the surrounding waters were off-limits, but now it's open to surfers.

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