Gaafu Dhaalu/Huvadhoo Atoll
 
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It is said that the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll (also named Huvadhoo Atoll) offers the best conditions of the Maldives. It works best in March, April and September to November. It picks up more swell than any other Atoll in the Maldives and from every direction. The Gaafu Dhaalu offers the greatest quantitity and variety of spots. To almost every island on the outside of the atoll you will find one or two breaks. There is everything from barreling and hollow walls to soft and never ending playful waves. May to August can be fickle as the wind turns more southerly and may affect some of the south facing spots. This can not necessarily confirmed neither by official wind statistics nor by our own experience. Nevertheless we operate in the Laamu/Thaa/Meemu region during May to the first half of August just to be on the save side for our you. "Kaededhdhoo or Airports" Righthander is fun when the swell is large. As it is on the west side of the atoll it doesnt receive as much swell as the other breaks. Lucky Punters will score good at Airports with a strong S-SW swell and NE wind. "Beacons" or "Barracuda Point" Righthander 2 hrs away from the airport, at the first southern reef pass. Touted as the Maldive's gutsiest wave, Beacons powerful rights tube onto a shallow, unforgiving reef. SW swells will break down the reef, but a SE swell will create peaks slamming straight onto close-out sections of coral. Beacons is flanked by an unnamed left across the channel, which have its days in a big swell and tend to go unridden. "Dhigulaabadhoo/ Castaways" Lefthander across the channel from beacons we call it dhiraagu after the phone company in the maldives as the island is shaped like a phone. a sort of fat ride on the takeoff and if the swell direction is right can link up with another section on the inside where it produces a bit more speed and power, needs same wind as beacons and can be surfed on all tides.plenty of marine life around here common to see whale sharks. "Blue Bowls" or "Voodoos" Righthander Blue Bowls is the most flexible right, tucked inside the pass and protected from SW-W Winds. More of a point style wave, it has good a length of ride and nice bowly sections for performance moves. All swells, all tides and all sizes. "Gani Point" or "Five Islands" Righthander Five Islands is another righthander that breaks hard and hollow on the shallow reef inside. The eoutside section encourages deep takeoffs into racy walls and handles the biggest swells at all tides. "Booga Reef" or "Two Ways" Right+Lefthander Left and righthander - with the right usually coming up better but it needs a big swell to hit its protected position, making it at favourite with intermediates. Fun, peeling, long walls with a bit of depth to the water. "Love Charms" Lefthander are actually several reliable lefts, which can handle E winds and any size of swell. Low tide is the best when it is small, soft and broken into two distinct sections. Bigger swell morph into a long, hollow wall, with protected pockets. "Rockets" or "Tiger Stripes" Lefthander Named after the narrow gouges in the reef that give a striped effect, Tigers has some real growling left in a strong swell. Tricky take offs into a long speedy wall before committing to an inside tube section that wraps and peters out in the channel. Unimpressive when small, it always seems to be bigger than everywhere else. All tides, all variations of S Swells and and any N Wind. "KH" KH is almost east coast and the two distinct take off spots link together in bigger swell and tide conditions. "Koodhoo and Viligili" Right+Lefthanders. East facing spots. Very well protected from dominant westerly winds.

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Type of Wave reef break  
Direction left and right 
Bottom coral 
Level Expert 
Crowds an empty line-up 
Hazards none except the reef bottom 
Lenght 100-200 meter lenght 
Places to stay no accomodation  
Nearest big city Male 
Nearest airport Male 
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