The Maldives is one of the most amazing surf destinations in the world. Guraidhoo is no different, surrounded by several exceptional and diverse surf points to cater for every level of surfer.
Tucky Joes / Boatyards
Considered by those ‘in the know’, to be the best break in the Maldives on its day. The take-off can be steep and a very fast reaction is required to set up for the freight train ahead. Up to 200 meters long, it offers many barrel opportunities, sometimes linking to offer long intense rides out of the sun. On a perfect day you will get a 3 barrel sections with the best being the last if you have the guts to take it on. The reef is shallow and low tide can stop play. Prefer light NW wind and SE swell. Not for the faint hearted on a big day
Miyaru Faru, near the desert island of Gulhi. It can have a good final section with a big swell from the South. It is better with North winds and on high tide.
Miyaru Faru near the island of Gulhi, an inhabited island, eastern reef of South Male Atoll. Sections left and right, which picks up more swell than most of the breaks in South Male Atoll. Can have a good end section on the left in a big southerly swell. The right is a real mixed bag and rarely delivers the goods. Best in N winds, and the higher the tide, the better.
Gulhigaathuhuraa, inhabited island attached to Anantara Resort. Eastern Reef of South Male Atoll. The wave has two sections, the outside is a fat, slow and meandering wave perfect for long-boarders and even beginners and the inside section is a really nice, fast little right-hander that picks up less swell than most other places but on its day delivers perfect barrels. Best in winds W to NW, named after the resort workers’ quarters on the island.
Advanced spot that can be also reached by swimming from Lohifushi. Slow right-hander, perfect for beginners and for long-boarders. It is better with West-North West winds and with a moderate swell from the South. Tides higher than 4 feet spoil it. Best in wind NW to N. This wave is a fickle one, but with the right conditions is a very fun option.
The islands own break, this wave is very fast and hollow, breaking over relatively shallow coral. It’s “Goofys Paradise” or if you’re fast on the backhand you will love this wave. Breaks for 100 to 150 meters and provides many barrel opportunities. Advanced spot that can be also reached by swimming from Lhosfushi (Bikini Beach Island) Best with SE swell and NW wind.
A right-hander breaking for 150 metres on a reef in the middle of a channel. Need a transfer to this wave even though it is very close. The wave is aptly named as sometimes very strong currents can sweep you seaward so we always check current conditions before settling in for a session. Great wave for the long-boarders and short-boarders as well as low intermediate surfers, providing curved walls with the occasional hollow section. Best with S swell and SW wind.