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Topic: Surfing for Beginners

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replies: 14

By:

Emma

Posted in

Maldives Maldives

 

Surfing for Beginners

« on: September 26 2005 14:09:00 »

Going to the Maldives in November. My friend is an experienced surfer, i am a beginner, will there be any breaks that would be ok for me to learn on or is it all beastie reef breaks?

By:

Barry

RE: Surfing for Beginners

« Reply #1 on: September 27 2005 22:09:00 »

Hi Emma, Have done quite a few trips to the Maldives now and have managed to surf all breaks in the Nth Male atoll in vary conditions from small an messy to big clean and nasty double overhead?  Up to shoulder height you would be pretty safe @ Sultans, Jails & possibly lohies stay away from the rest.

By:

James

RE: Surfing for Beginners

« Reply #2 on: October 05 2005 07:10:00 »

Hi Em,

I wouldnt surf Jails if i was you, especially if you are only a beginner.  The best option would be Sultans or piddlies, you are able to sit on the shoulder and pick off the fat wide ones that no one wants.  At Jailbreaks you can be swept up the reef and find yourself in the impact zone.

By:

Barry

RE: Surfing for Beginners

« Reply #3 on: October 07 2005 07:10:00 »

Yeah James good point on jails. sorry emma but if is smallish have crack at it.



By:

Greg Long

RE: Surfing for Beginners

« Reply #4 on: October 13 2005 02:10:00 »

I am a experienced surf guide in maldives , November is a bad month for a beginner , starts the big swells from the south sea with sets of wawes from 10 to 16 feets every days , and is meeffrem time : a lot of jelly fish . Trie to change your travel . January is a better month .  Good luck .

By:

Emma

RE: Surfing for Beginners

« Reply #5 on: November 01 2005 15:11:00 »

Thanx for the info.  Have booked holiday now, gonna risk it. there's always diving if its too full on for me!

By:

claire Londa

RE: Surfing for Beginners

« Reply #6 on: November 22 2005 02:11:00 »

Is january good in the maldives for surf? where do you recommend? we are beginner/intermediates. thanks!

By:

hugh gurney

RE: Surfing for Intermediate Dec/Jan

« Reply #7 on: December 19 2005 14:12:00 »

I have chance to come to Maldives Dec 26th for a week, to surf. Is this a good time. I am competent on Uk Beach Breaks in anything up to head and half.

I would like a gentle introduction to reef break surfing and would like to ditch my thickj wet suit for a while in middle of winter.

Any thoughts? I know from reading earlier posts that January would be ideal for me. But will late Dec be just as good or will the swell wind and jelly fish be still wrong. I mean does it even break at Christmas?

By:

Zan

RE: Surfing for Beginners

« Reply #8 on: January 11 2006 07:01:00 »

Hi Gregg

Not a total beginner but still pretty average - do you think end of April would be an ok option for me staying at Lohifushi? Want somewhere at that time of year with some warm sea!

By:

Jonas

RE: Surfing for Beginners

« Reply #9 on: April 06 2006 00:04:00 »

Hi Greg,

I saw your answear on the Global Surf page.
I am about to go to Maldives. 3 questions?

Is there good to surf in the maldives in may?
Is it ok to surf there if you are a beginner or intermediate? And if do you have to go to a certain island?

Would appreciate answears.

BR//

Jonas


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