Maldives Swell Journal - 21 October 2011

21 Oct 2011 0 Share

Report and photos by Richard Kotch

The last two weeks at Hudhuran Fushi were a good example of why traveling to world-class surf spots to coincide with the start or the end of the swell season can pay off big time. We have just enjoyed yet another run of really fun waves, but as it’s the “end of the season” there was hardly anyone in the water.  Lohi’s was often empty as set after set of perfect 3-4 ft lefts peeled down the reef! The swell was super consistent from the S-SE, the winds were light offshore to non-existent and a crowd was five surfers in the water and a couple hanging out on the Lohis deck….good times for those who took the gamble! Note to the Torquay boys – you scored!

It really was the perfect end to a perfect season, looking back through my thousands of photographs I am blown away by the consistency. Not a week went by without an epic session going down somewhere in the North Male region.

Amy and I are now heading to Pohnpei Surf Club at P-Pass in Micronesia. Come and score the barrel of a lifetime…and get the shot to prove it actually happened!

See you soon,

Rich.

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