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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Five Islands


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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 0° 15.354' N
Longitude: 73° 21.401' E

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Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Five Islands, Gaafu Dhaalu

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)




BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)


Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

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Week-end crowdEmpty

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By mik , 16-01-2008

Bodyboarding? - is this place good for bodyboarders too??? i heard its better for surfers!

By Christian Samwell , 06-06-2006

place - Is this in the southern atolls down near blue bowl and tigers down that way? i was there in sept 2004 on a boat some of the pics look like those of the group before us we watched heir video?

By anonymous , 29-03-2006

why you tell the hole world the last secret... - dear georg,why you show the hole world this spot?you must be a idiot, and this shitty pics you put on.. its a shame...greets from switzerland

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