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#2802893 - 06/04/18 01:14 AM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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There was a guy from Maui on the boat a couple days , super cool old timer , I remember him telling me he came via Moscow direct , I'm thinking he's crazy via Maui Lax etc , soon as I hit Dubai , crazy like a fox , that ice cold vodka would be cool right now

Cheers

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#2803325 - 06/04/18 06:58 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/Mundaka88/media/IMG_7026_zpsqq0orl6r.jpg. http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/Mundaka88/media/IMG_7028_zpsjvmp2cnq.jpg.
[img]http://[URL=http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/Mundaka88/media/IMG_7073_zpsx4yi9ngc.jpg.
[img]http://[URL=http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/Mundaka88/media/DSC_3096_zps47fbgw8s.jpg.

JKB does this work ? and if anyone could explain this to fire up images without a nuclear physics degree, would be extremely appreciated

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#2803643 - 06/05/18 12:36 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: Ranch]
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Those didn't work. Try this:

Click on your photobucket picture. On the right side of the screen there will be a box titled "photo hosting links." Highlight the entire link next to the IMG heading and copy it. Paste that link in your post here. Hopefully that works.
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#2803801 - 06/05/18 04:10 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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Ya, those links that Sharkbiscuit posted are pretty detailed and I can't add much more.

October is the transition period for surf, it seems. Earlier in the month, the better chances of head high surf or better.

Some seasons are better than others. Depends how the high pressure gradient off West Oz behaves during the usual surf season (So Hemi winter). The stronger the gradient, the larger and more consistent the surf will be. April to October is most consistent. Passing storms in the southern ocean can also potentially offer long period S-SSE swells, though not full force S-SW's that Indo and Bali get.

South winds and rainy weather can also run for a days at time (June-early Sept), but usually not long stretches. It's hot and humid as heck, being on the ocean when the sun's out, so be prepared with sunscreen and lots of water (they usually supply 2 liters a day). Take your water with you on the boat rides off resort island. Rash guards for sun protection is about all you need. It doesn't get cold, unless you chill in cloudy rainy/windy days in 80-85 degree water. 2 boards will be plenty. A typical everyday banger (shoulder to head high+) and a step-up for the potential well O'head to maybe 2x Ohead days if you get lucky.

You will have fun, no matter what.
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#2803882 - 06/05/18 06:10 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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Awesome! Thanks for the reply Surfdog. I read through the other threads Sharkbiscuit linked and they are very helpful cheers
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#2803892 - 06/05/18 06:16 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: Surfdog]
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you will have fun as all the boys said period . thanks for the post photo tutorial as well

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#2803940 - 06/05/18 07:05 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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Awesome pics! Glad you got them to work.

The water and the waves look incredible. shaka
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#2804408 - 06/06/18 04:23 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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Dream trip right there.
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#2866352 - 10/26/18 07:02 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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A quick followup:

Had a great trip! Waves were anywhere from waist high to a few feet overhead. Daily driver and hpsb were the perfect boards to bring.

We got pretty lucky with some great weather. It was windy and rainy for 10 days straight prior to our arrival. On our first day, I met a few people that had been there a week and hadn't surfed at all. We got waves every day of the trip except the first.

Water and air were in the mid 80's. I was comfortable in trunks most of the time. I put a 1mm vest on a couple of mornings and evenings when the wind kicked up. I was really glad I brought the vest because it gave my sore ribs a little bit of cushion from all the abuse they were taking from multiple sessions a day.

The sun is no joke there. I got burned on my legs the first day from a two hour session. I never put sunscreen on my legs at home. Big mistake not to do it here.
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#2874646 - 11/13/18 08:17 AM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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Awesome hearing this Jkb !! , cheers ,

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#2874712 - 11/13/18 11:41 AM Re: Maldives in October [Re: Ranch]
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Thanks for the tips! I had a great time shaka
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#2894870 - 01/06/19 10:58 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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headed there in March maybe, may I ask where you guys stayed JKB and Ranch? resorts/camps? Thanks!
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#2895017 - 01/07/19 12:37 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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I stayed on Hudhuranfushi.

The nice thing is that they have an exclusive wave that only those staying on the island with a surf pass can surf. They limit the number of surf passes on the island to 44 or so. It can get busy......20 people out at one time, but they also have boat trips twice a day to other spots. Those other spots can be empty or busy depending on boats from other resorts.

The food was great, but it did get a bit repetitive after a week. Standard american breakfast choices while lunch and dinner often consisted of rice, a choice of beef, chicken, or fish, and vegetables.

All and all, I'd definitely recommend it and want to go back. The only other place I would want to stay is the 4 Seasons because they have a couple of really good waves off the island. Those waves are not exclusive however, so they can get really busy. Also, I can't afford the 4 seasons bawling

A boat trip around the southern atolls would be epic as well.
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#2895098 - 01/07/19 02:32 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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Thanks JKB! we were looking at Hudhuranfushi, my brother was saying for March Southern Atolls would be best
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#2895154 - 01/07/19 04:20 PM Re: Maldives in October [Re: jkb]
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From what I hear, the southern atolls are probably better (and less crowded) any time during south swell season, but it's a completely different kind of trip (boat trip). It would be awesome to do that kind of trip as well. Hopefully one day.

I met a few people at Hudhuranfushi that go there year after year, some twice a year. Some of them go in March and say it's awesome, so long as there is South swell.

Bottom line, it's hard to go wrong with Hudhuranfushi. It's an awesome place, everyone is cordial, the staff is really cool, and the waves in the area are really fun.

Also, the staff takes pictures of you surfing and will put them all on a thumb drive for you (at a cost). I got some shots that were worthwhile:









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