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World Surfaris / Richard Kotch
Endless swell makes for poor visibility underwater…but this is the Maldives so “poor” is a relative term, be it waves or water clarity being discussed!
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Endless swell makes for poor visibility underwater…but this is the Maldives so “poor” is a relative term, be it waves or water clarity being discussed!
World Surfaris / Richard Kotch
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This is just another fun filled evening at Lohis. Most days of July we have had a moderate West wind, which blows offshore on the rights but is cross/off-shore ‘devil wind’ on the lefts in the N Male region. Lohis is the most protected left in the area and the late arvo sessions have been quite magical.
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Chrystal chandeliers at Cokes.
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This is Lohis shot from the roof of the bar as a nice S/SE swell runs down the reef.
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Brett Savage collecting clips at Cokes.
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When guys are racing down the line at Jails this is often the best place to be!
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Put Kyle on a dance floor and he will bust out moves like this.
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Some sessions saw far more empty waves than ridden this July.
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Hudhuranfushi regular Rod Baldwin put on another flawless display this year.
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Andy Schwartz on his last day in the Maldives this season. There were just five guys and a girl out this day.
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Shane Sykes on a stormy day at Sultans.
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Shane again, lighting it up at Lohis.
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With light like this there’s no excuse for not getting a good shot during the evening session at Lohis.
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Amy at Chickens on a rare glassy morning
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This is one of the guests from Handhufali loving life at Sultans.
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The goofies dominated this session at Cokes, Richo hill in the sweet spot.
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Triple peak take off at jails.
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Dropping into the inside section at Sultans.
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Another Hudhuranfushi regular, Rob Skelton, always in the groove in the line up and on the dance floor!
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Justin Sykes showed legendary commitment both in the waves and in the bar!
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You know the waves have been good when you ride a quad every day for a month!
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The mid-day session at Sultans was as good as it gets on the 24th.
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Loving the late session at Lohis.
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Mic at Lohis on the 24th.
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Italian Hudhuranfushi regular, Tiziano, on his first day back in the Maldives this year.
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The afternoon session on the 30th.
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Amy Kotch at Cokes on the 29th.
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Dave ‘Surfing Jesus’ Beasley morning session at Cokes on the 30th.
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Jake at cokes on the 14th.
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The shooting gallery.
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Our local guides Chuey and Naanu looking very happy with life at Lohis!
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These palms have witnessed an epic run of waves at Cokes this year!
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