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The Father of Surfing in the Maldives

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How did you find your favorite surfing spot? Was it a tip from a friend? An article in a surfing magazine, perhaps? Tony Hussein Hinde went about it a little differently. While working as crew aboard the Whitewings, a two-masted fishing vessel en route in December 1973 from Sri Lanka to Réunion Island, the Australian-born…

Thamburudhoo: Free Access To Everybody!

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After a long period of uncertainty, the Maldivian government has finally decided to take a stand on the question of the privatisation of waves around Thamburudhoo (see our article: “The Republic of the Maldives, a country, not a country club“). Public enjoyment of the area was being threatened by a real estate project, which would…

Your Next Surf Trip: 5 Reasons for the Maldives

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There are a lot of great surf destinations.  Like a lot.  But each surf spot has different qualities—you might say a different flavor.  In selecting the location of a surf trip, your decision making process begins with the basic needs (incredible waves), but slowly builds and takes shape around additional desires and/or restraints (travel time,…

Check Out Matt Meola’s Recent Trip to the Maldives

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For Matt Meola, it’s a summer trip to the Maldives in South Male Atoll with fellow Maui ripper Kai Barger for some waves and fishing. Albee Layer, on the other hand, contents himself with some new bike trails at home while scoring a rare summer bump in swell. This summer, my main trip was to…

Contest 2013, Winner’s Week on the FCS Boat

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“Surfing the Maldives on the FCS Boat” was a surf contest organized by FCS in partnership with Surfatoll. If this is your first time hearing about it—that is too bad. You missed out on an amazing opportunity to win a holiday aboard a luxurious Surfatoll yacht, surfing the best spots in the Maldives for an…

The Republic of the Maldives: A Country, not a Country Club

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Say NO to surf exclusivity in the Maldives A quick glance at our Maldives Surfing page will tell you that The Republic of the Maldives is not short on pretty amazing waves. Northern, central, and southern atolls boast the kind of stuff that dreams are made of—awesome waves everywhere you look. But should an abundance…

Surf trip to Huvadhoo

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It’s one of those things you just didn’t plan but that stays with you for long after your surf trip is over. Out of the big blue, coasting the south westerly currents off Huvadhoo, a green sea turtle glides silently a few meters beneath Olivier’s dangling legs. Olivier is on the lookout for the next…

Surfing the Maldives on the FCS boat

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“Surfing the Maldives on the FCS Boat” is a contest organized by FCS in partnership with Surfatoll offering 10 Europeans (each from a different citizenship) the opportunity to win a holiday aboard a luxurious yacht, surfing the best Maldives surfing spots for an entire week. Click to win on www.surffcs.com. Incredibly comfortable, the Oasis Yacht…