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Maldives Early Season Pumping Swell – Coastalwatch (press release) (subscription) (blog)

As per in Sumatra when operators get plenty of fun, clean small to mid-sized surf to themselves during the offseason, this past southern hemi summer Brian James, co director of The Perfect Wave Maldives division, spent the offseason renovating his beloved Cokes Surf Camp and discovered many Nth Male Atoll breaks had fun empties too.

Brian said, “Many of my team stayed put at Cokes throughout the offseason through November, December, January and February and we scored some classic Cokes and Chickens sessions with no wind, no one out in the 3-4ft range. It was a real eye-opener.”

“In March, and so far through early April, early season has been great up here at Cokes. We have enjoyed consistent head high and plus waves through March and the winds have barely gotten over 4 or 5 knots.

Smooth, glassy head high waves have been in abundance down south where most of our early season safari boats have been operating and Kandooma has had a couple of fun 3-4ft early season swells from the SE too.”

I will let the photos do most of the talking, but just briefly, our season opening safari on board Naera between March 5 to 16, our seasoned surf guide Martey ensured the crew scored epic waves all to themselves down south. The highlight session being empty 4-6ft Beacons with 4-6ft SSE swell and light 2-5 knots NNE winds.

Next up The Hamathi again guided by Martey scored slightly smaller swell, but still plenty of glassy 2-4ft days, the highlight being a Love charms glass session.

The late March/early April Cobia trip scored 4 to 6ft Tiger Stripes, Antiques, Blue Bowls and Love charms as guided by Mishu.

The Perfect Wave photographer Margarita reported the early Cobia trip was something special. Margarita said, “Hey there were no huge barrels or massive slabs, but the whole trip, the vibe and everything was amazing.

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