Maldives Wave: Refugee’s Rights

Central atolls

Meemu Thaa Laamu Refugee's Rights

Refugee’s Rights

Refugee’s Rights is the nearby alternative to Lefts for the restless natural footer and/or goofy footer looking to perfect their rail-grab drop-in. It handles the southwest swell better than Lefts, but needs some size to work properly. Yet, even when working properly, Refugee’s Rights is still a break only suited for those need-for-speed surfers who thrive on racing the close-out.

Rights is actually one of the more dangerous waves you’ll encounter in the Maldives surf. The take-off is fast and steep, pitching onto an extremely shallow and uneven reef.  If you make the drop-in and snap into the pocket, it is a pretty pristine barrel ride that spits along the whole way and shoots you out like a rocket. Yet, even though it breaks pretty fluidly, it is still a hang-on-for-dear-life kind of ride—not for the faint at heart.  Typically ranging from two to eight feet, Rights breaks in any stage of the tide, but gets really good during any southern swell with any westerly wind.

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Breaks

Below are the different surf breaks in each Atoll regions

Break name Left / Right Best wind Ability level Best swell Five star rating  
Vodi Left NE Intermediate SW

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Kasabu Right NW Beginner SW

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Muli Right W - SW Intermediate SE

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Bowling Alley Left E Medium SW

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Malik's Left E Medium SW

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Outside Mikado Right N Advanced SW

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Inside Mikado Right SW Medium SW

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Finnimas Left NE Medium SW

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Machine Right SW Medium S-SE

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Refugee's Rights Right W Professional SW - SE

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Refugee's Lefts Left W Advanced SW

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Bedhuge Right W Medium SE

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Ying Yang Right W Advanced SW - SE

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Hocus Pocus Right W Advanced SW

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