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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