The Maldives has the coolest airport I have ever been to!
On its own island and only 20 meters from the airport exit, there is a huge wharf with taxi boats (Dhonies) that take us to the Cobia surf charter boat which is a very rad experience.
We surfed head high waves down south at Tucky Joes, Quarters, Rip Tides, Jailbreaks and Sultans.
We then surfed our way up north, finishing up at pumping 6 foot+ Cokes and Chickens.
The waves are generally softer than what I am used to in Indonesia.
11-13 second period swells in the Maldives compared to 15-22 second period in Indonesia.
Still big and powerful, but not as round or as much variety as in the Mentawais, but the Maldivian reefs will still give you a beating if you get caught out.
The Maldives are perfect for intermediate surfers, and caters well to family groups.
There are a couple of heavy barreling waves like Tucky Joes and Cokes, but they need a few different variables to come together to pump, so it can be a bit hit and miss.
There was no shortage of swell in July, in fact most of us were under gunned with our board selection.
We had many overhead days. Don’t get caught out like us! The currents are strong during spring tides, the extra foam and couple extra inches makes everything more fun.
We had a great trip, fun times and plenty of waves in a very beautiful part of the world.
Thanks to Trevor, The Perfect Wave and Cobia surf charter for an unforgettable experience.