Maldives surf report, North Male Atolls, mid May 2015. Words and photos by Bob Fawcett.
We just had a solid week of south east swell in the Maldives. All the right hand points in the Male area from Kandooma to Cokes pumped.
The swell event was accompanied by a somewhat unseasonal severe weather warning issued for the area which sometimes produced heavy rains and sometimes produced strong winds. Those who timed sessions between squalls scored big time.
Jails had some solid double overhead sets of often 5 or 6 waves, so some boards, bodies and egos took a belting. Cokes and Kandooma were relatively uncrowded and the quiet word was that it was a tube fest at these breaks.
Barton Lynch was a definite standout on his backhand taking off deep and unleashing turn after turn all the way to the boats in the channel. Happy to wait his turn he picked off some of the better waves of the day in between some casual coaching and friendly chats.
It lasted five solid days before it began to fade, but as is often the case in the Maldives, still pulsed through some very worthy if not inconsistent sets till the 15th of May, when it finally took a rest along with all the lucky punters who were around for that week.
Incidentally Barton has locked in another trip on The Carpe Vita next year from May 1-8.
Barton’s trips always sell out. BL is a gentleman. He offers great surfing advice, coaching, and plenty of tales from the tour too. Barton’s wife Holly hosts morning yoga sessions – it is an incredible week for singles, couples or families.