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Handhu Central Atolls – June 2017 Surf Report

Shadow – 2nd July

After a windy month of May, The Maldives got back to normal just before our first sailing of June.

After studying the forecast for weeks, I made the call to head straight to Laamu Atoll in the Central Atolls.

By the 2nd day of our charter the wind had died off completely, the sun came out and our guests arose with smiles on their face and nothing but energy.

With 4 Aussies and 5 US clients and a good mixture of guys of all fairly similar surfing abilities. This made it easy for me and guests were always happy to surf where I suggested.

June has started with a strong south west swell. I have been planning to get the west side as soon as possible, since the season started in April but haven’t had the right wind or swell directions. This time we finally got there!

We surfed knee high waves our first day in south male until noon. We then did 11 hours cruise non-stop to get there over-night (something not many surf charters are capable of doing in the Maldives). Weather was perfect for night cruise.

Next day we woke up to the longest right hander in the Maldives. And no one around. We surfed it by ourselves for 4 of the 10 days and then surfed around the Central Atolls for the remaining week with only 1 other boat crossing our path.

Our 2nd trip of June started the way the first ended. With a nice sized swell. The first few days we had 6-7ft sets which the guests were loving!

Fishing has also been a popular activity during June and guests have been landing a range of tuna species.

For the last two days we have been back to north male. Surfed the famous Honkeys and Jails.

I can’t believe we got jails just three guys out for our last session, how good is that!

June is usually one of the best months to travel to the Central Atolls so if you want to get back here, call World Surfaris for more info.


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