Located in the same inlet between the islands of Gan and Gadhdoo, Antiques matches every left that Tiger Stripes pumps out with a smaller, and more forgiving righthander. As the name indicates, Antiques is slightly less fierce than its nearby sister wave but almost as consistent.
Ranging in size between two to six feet, Antiques shares Tiger Stripes consistency, but lacks its power and size—making it a pretty good spot for beginners and intermediate surfers, especially natural footers.
Similar to Two Ways, the close proximity of these two waves breaking in opposite directions leads this area to be another boat trip and surf charter favorite, which sometimes can lead to crowds, but nothing too unreasonable when you are dealing with two separate peaks. Like Tiger Stripes, Antiques nearly always breaks at any stage of the tide, but gets particularly noteworthy during a larger southerly swell, with northwest winds. This might not be the wave you sail out to on its own, but the close proximity to Tiger Stripes makes this narrow little inlet pass a real treasure.
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