Kandooma surf report: words By Ben Horvath | Photos by Rob Underwood
Kandooma Surf Resort enjoyed one of the best weeks of waves during the 2015 season last week.
A solid, persistent SE swell peaked in the Maldives last Thursday August 13.
Kandooma Surf Guide Rob “Undies” Underwood said, “The swell was 1.5 m @ 12 second intervals from the south east. The swell hung around for 4 days peaking on being Thursday August 13. Kandooma Right really came into its own on the low tide, offering long walls with 2 perfect, mechanical barrel sections. The best thing was, the most crowded it got was when I shared it with 4 other guys. Most of the time I was surfing with 1 or 2 others. It was insane!”
Swellnet surf forecaster Graig Brokensha said, “The swell source was a strong, stationary ridge of high pressure that developed well south of Sumatra early last week, while a broad area of low pressure on its northern flank produced a wide and elongated fetch of E/SE trades, spanning from Madagascar to just south of Java.”
There’s still a couple months of the Maldives surf season left to go, so head on over if you can.
The Perfect Wave have a bunch of epic special events coming up in September and October that make it all the more enticing too.
The big news is Occy and his boy Jay are also hosting a unique” Legends “ fans trip this Oct 11-18. Come surf, hang out and chill with Occy and Jay.
Finally, 5 time Australian Surfing Champion Mark Richardson is hosting a week of surf coaching at Kandooma from Sept 26 to Oct 3.