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Loads of Atolls and reefs, pristine crystal clear water, and great surfing: you'll need a boat though!
1190 islands are spread over 26 atolls, ringlike coral formations enclosing a lagoon, which gives the Maldives its unique paradise-like appearance.
They stretch for about 820 km from North to South, 130 km at the widest point and do not exceed a length of 4.5 miles or an altitude of 6 feet above sea level.
No more than 200 islands are inhabited, the rest includes the 87 tourist resorts and uninhabited islands, some of which are used for drying fish or other agricultural activities. Not only does it consist of the most beautiful tropical islands, but 99% of its 90.000 km² is covered by the sea.
Location: Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India
Geographic coordinates: 3° 15' N, 73° 0' E
Coastline km: 644 km km
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; dry, northeast monsoon (November to March); rainy, southwest monsoon (June to August)
Terrain: flat, with white sandy beaches
Elevation: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m highest point: unnamed location on Wilingili island in the Addu Atoll 2.4 m
Natural hazards: low level of islands makes them very sensitive to sea level rise
Currency: rufiyaa (MVR)
Population: 349,106 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials
Divisions: 19 atolls (atholhu, singular and plural) and the capital city*; Alifu, Baa, Dhaalu, Faafu, Gaafu Alifu, Gaafu Dhaalu, Gnaviyani, Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Kaafu, Laamu, Lhaviyani, Maale* (Male), Meemu, Noonu, Raa, Seenu, Shaviyani, Thaa, Vaavu
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|Surf Spots (40)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Adonis||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Airport right||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Antiques||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Beacons||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Bedhuge||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Blue bowls||- / -||Right||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Chickens||22 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Cokes||47 / 1||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Cokes (thulusdhoo island)||1 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Finnimas||- / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Five Islands||8 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Gurus||1 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Honkey's||20 / -||Left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Jails||30 / 1||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Kandooma Right||2 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|KH's||- / -||Left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Kudas||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Last stop||3 / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Lohi`s||109 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Lonuziyaarai Kolhu||7 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Love charms||- / -||Left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Mada's||- / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Madis||- / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Meeru Reef||4 / -||Right||Reef-coral||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Mikados (outside)||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Muli's right||2 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Ninjas||4 / 1||Right||Reef-coral||Beginners wave|
|Pasta Point||20 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Refugees||- / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Riptides||2 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Shangri-La||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Six senses||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Sultan's||36 / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Thoondu beach||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Tigerstripes||- / -||Left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Tombstones||8 / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Tsunamis||1 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Two ways||- / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Villingili||5 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Yin Yang||4 / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
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By aureldecoch , 30-01-2011
Maldives Surf via Four Seasons - Hello!
Im going in the Maldives Islands in mid-April at the Four Seasons resort. How is the swell normally in April? I can decide if I bring my 6.3" or my little 5"10 biscuit :)
Also, has anybody been at the Four seasons? It official says that they take can take care of surfers (transportation etc...), how good is it? how good are the breaks around there?
Thanks in advance!!
ps: you can send my private message via my username if you wish!
By Jay , 09-07-2010
Surf on/near Cinnamon Island??? - I have just booked our honeymoon to Cinnamon Island at the start of September 2010. So, is it worth taking a board??? (PLEASE LET THERE BE WAVES!)
By Anonymous , 21-05-2010
Addu Atoll - South Maldives - Has anyone been to Addu Atoll in the south? Whats it like for accomadation and access to spots? cheers
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