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Thaa and Laamu Atolls Surfing

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The Maldives are 26 flat coral atolls ringed with 1,200 islands, only a few of which are known for the quality of their surf. With an Indian Ocean swell window from direct E through S to W, Laamu atoll and Thaa atoll are newly discovered central atoll surf zones with many high-quality reef pass setups. These two atolls alone present 150 islands and almost 650km (400mi) of coastline to the frequent swell. The central atolls of the Maldives enjoy an abundance of medium-sized, perfect reefbreaks, the majority of which are righthanders. A settled and peaceful area of sparse population, access to the majority of these waves is by charter boat alone, despite planned resorts. Unlike other island chains, the expense and low number of boats in this area of the Maldives keeps crowds low. With waves such as Mikado and Yin Yang known for their pristine barrels, under the right conditions the central atolls are tropical perfection.
+ Consistent SW monsoon
+ Long, wrapping atoll reef waves
+ Newly discovered, uncrowded surfzone
+ World-class YinYang and Mikado
+ Comfy safari boats, peaceful island villages
- Lack of consistent lefts
- More cruising between spots
- Hardly ever big
- Expensive domestic flight necessary
- No nearby resorts, no cheap beer.
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Yin Yang Grey Star 2ft 10secs 164° 13mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
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SE - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Inside Mikado Star Grey Star Grey Star 2ft 15secs 206° 14mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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S - SW South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Refugee's Lefts Star 2ft 10secs 164° 13mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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SE - S Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Finnimas Star Star Grey Star 2ft 15secs 206° 14mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Machine Star 2ft 10secs 164° 13mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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SE - S Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Malik's Star Grey Star Grey Star 2ft 15secs 205° 15mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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S - SW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Bedhuge Star 2ft 10secs 164° 13mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 4
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SE - S Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Refugee's Rights Grey Star 2ft 10secs 164° 13mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 8
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SE - SW Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Adonis Star Star Grey Star 2ft 15secs 206° 14mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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SE - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Isdhoo Bank Star 2ft 10secs 164° 13mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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SE - S South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Bowling Alley Star Grey Star Grey Star 2ft 15secs 205° 15mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Dead Coral 10
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S - SW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Outside Mikado Star Star Grey Star 2ft 15secs 206° 14mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
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SE - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Mada's Star 2ft 10secs 164° 13mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 4
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SE - S North Westerly All Tides