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Huvadhoo Atoll Surfing

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26 pancake-flat atolls of the Maldives are coralline formations that formed around the edges of volcanic peaks, thrusting up from diverging plates in the Earth's crust. These peaks then subsided, leaving the characteristic ring shaped atolls to continue to grow around the original coastline. This pattern has created a surfing playground rife with reef passes amongst the 1,200 islands, which are part of the 2000km (3280mi) ridge extending from Lakshadweep to Chagos Islands. Southern hemisphere swells cross the equator bringing lined up, smaller swell to the shallow fringing reefs, and predictable monsoonal winds govern the seasons. The southern atolls, namely Gaafu Dhaalu (South Huvadhoo) has an exposed south-facing coast, boasting a dozen good passes, in a 2 hr cruising zone. Charter boats are the only form of access, making this an expensive, luxury type surf trip, but unlike the Mentawai's, only a few boats operate in the area. Three southern atolls tried to break away from the Maldivian government as recently as 1962, keeping this area well outside the Tourist Zone and government permits are required for foreigners to travel here. Maldivian pioneer, Tony Hussein, discovered the areas potential in 1973, keeping it to himself until the first charters began in 1993, but it remains a secluded destination on the world surf atlas.
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25 - 30°C
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25 - 31°C
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25 - 31°C
boardshorts
25 - 31°C
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24 - 30°C
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25 - 30°C
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+ Atoll pass perfection
+ Only a few charter boats
+ Calm water cruising
+ Awesome fishing and scenery
- Stormy winter seas
- No land camp option
- Long transfers
- Expensive charters
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Beacons Star Star Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 17secs 191° 10mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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SE - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tiger Stripes Star Star Star Star Star 5ft 17secs 187° 11mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Castaways Star Star Star Star Star 4.5ft 17secs 191° 10mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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SE - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Blue Bowls Star Star Star Star Star 5.5ft 17secs 189° 10mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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SE - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Airports Star Star Star Star Grey Star 3ft 17secs 191° 10mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Five Islands Star Star Star Star Star 5ft 17secs 187° 11mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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SE - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Two Ways Star Star Star Star Star 5ft 17secs 187° 11mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Dead Coral 6
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SE - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Love Charms Star Star Star Star Star 5ft 17secs 187° 11mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Antiques Star Star Star Star Star 5ft 17secs 187° 11mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Koodhoo Star Star Star Star Star 5ft 17secs 187° 11mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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SE - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Viligili Star Star Star Star Star 5ft 17secs 187° 11mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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SE - S Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon KH Star Star Star Star Star 5ft 17secs 187° 11mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lips 4.5ft 17secs 192° 10mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Cafe Breaks Star Star Star Star 3ft 17secs 191° 10mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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