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Maldives: Southern Atolls

Huvadhoo and Addu Atolls (referred often as the Southern Atolls) are located in the most southern section of the Maldives, which surfers are continually reminded of when they arrive upon empty surf break after empty surf break. Although it may not be completely abandoned, fewer surf boats and surf charters operate in this area, causing even the most popular spots in this region to be less crowded than the Northern Atolls. Of all the Maldives surf spots, the breaks in the Southern Atolls remain among the most secluded and idyllic, preserving the reality of a remote island paradise that comes complete with incredible waves.

Huvadhoo Atoll is best known for Beacons, Castaways, and Tiger Stripes, while Addu Atoll’s standout spots include Approach Lights, Madihera and Shangri-la. Beacons and Tiger Stripes are touted as two of the most powerful waves in the Maldives, barreling down fast and hard on to a fringed an eerily shallow reef—a common feature of southern surf spots.

Although these waves tend to be smaller than some of the more northerly atolls, the south-facing coastline really opens the breaks up to the southern swells that flood the area in the summertime. Since a clean southern swell is about all you could ask for at these breaks, the result is waves with a ton of power and heaps of opportunities to get shacked. These southerly atolls differ from the northerly atolls in not providing perfectly shaped or soft-breaking waves. These waves break fast and throw hard, with a whole lot of power—probably best suited for advanced surfers or at least daring intermediates. The waves you can find in Southern Atolls are the kind of waves you keep reliving days, weeks, and months after your Maldives surf trip has come to an end.

Southern Atoll Breaks

Below are the different surf breaks in this region

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Bowling_alley Bowling Alley Left 2-10ft Medium Southwest
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Oliver Tiger Stripes Left 2-8ft Medium Southeast - Southwest
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Antiques_surf Antiques Right 2-6ft Medium Northeast -Southwest
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Love charm Love Charms Left 2-10ft Advanced Southwest
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two-ways Two ways Left 2-8ft Medium Southeast - Southwest
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maliks_maldives Malik's Left 2ft Medium Southwest
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Five_Islands Five Islands Right 6-10ft Advanced Northwest
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Maldives Waves - Outside Mikado Break 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Outside Mikado Right 2-8ft Advanced Southeast - Southwest
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Maldives Waves - Inside Makado Break 3 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Inside Mikado Right 2-8ft Medium Southwest
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Maldives Waves - Finnimas Break 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Finnimas Left 2-10ft Medium Southeast
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machine Machine Right 2-6ft Medium Southeast
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Maldives Waves - Blue Bowls Break 4 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Blue Bowls Right 4-8ft Medium Southwest
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chickens Chickens Left 8-10ft Advanced Northwest
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cokes Cokes Right 4-8ft Advanced Northwest
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Maldives Waves - Refugee's Rights Break 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Refugee's Rights Right 2-8ft Professional Southeast
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Maldives Waves - Lohis Break 3 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Lohis Left 2-10ft Medium Southeast
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Maldives Waves - Refugee's Lefts Break 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Refugee's Lefts Left 2-6ft Advanced Southeast
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Ninjas Ninjas Right 3-6ft Beginners Northwest
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Maldives Waves - Beacons Break | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Beacons Right 4-8ft Professional Southwest
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Maldives Waves - Pasta Point Break 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Pasta Point Left 4-8ft Medium Northeast
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Maldives Waves - Sultans Break 3 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Sultans Right 4-8ft Medium Northeast
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Maldives Waves - Kottey Break | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Kottey Right 2-8ft Advanced South-Northwest
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Maldives Waves - Honky's Break 6 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Honky's Left 2-8ft Advanced Southeast
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Maldives Waves - Air Equator Lefts Break 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Air Equator Lefts Left 2-8ft Medium Southwest
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Maldives Waves - Jailbreaks 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Jailbreak Right 4-9ft Medium Northeast
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Maldives Waves - Towns Break 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Towns - Capital Right 2-8ft Medium Northeast
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Gurus_3 Gurus Left 4-8ft Medium Southeast
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Maldives Waves - Twin Peaks Break | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Twin Peaks Left 2-8ft medium Northeast
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Maldives Waves - Natives Break 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Natives Right 2-8ft Advanced Southeast
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riptides Riptides Right 2-8ft Medium Southeast
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Maldives Waves - Kanda Muli Break 3 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Kanda Muli Left 2-4ft Medium Southwest
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Maldives Waves - Shangri-la Break 4 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Shangri-la Right 2-5ft Medium Southeast - Southwest
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Maldives Waves - Madihera Break 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Madihera Left 2-10ft Medium Southeast - Southwest
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Maldives Waves - Approach Lights Break 2 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Approach lights Right 2-6ft Medium Southwest
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Maldives Waves - Bedhuge Break 3 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Bedhuge Right 2-10ft Medium Southeast
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Maldives Waves - Ying Yang Break 4 | Surfatoll Maldives Surf Trips Ying Yang Right 2-10ft Advanced Southeast
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