Sultans location next to Honkey’s puts the uninhabited island of Thamburudhoo, which they both break off of, in the running for the most perfect island in the world—luckily the beach and the entire atoll are government property and remain unrestricted. Sultans righthander on one side and Honkey’s lefthander on the other makes it a double threat that is hard to beat, especially when you consider that if Honkey’s is onshore, Sultans is offshore. This is that location you have been dreaming about—it always has something to surf.
Sultans individual claim to fame is that it never closes out. Never. In big waves or in in small waves it’s always fit for royalty as the name suggests. The takeoff can actually start behind the peak, which creates a nice open wall for some slashing and bashing before the wave meets the reef along the corner of the island on the inside and slingshots into that speedy and spacious tube that refuses to close out. Always rideable, the waves here are typically in the 4 to 6 feet range, but reach ideal form at about 8 feet.
An appetite for size means Sultans, like most of North Male Atoll, is best in the March to October surf season, especially June, July, and August. Another one of the more consistent waves in the area, it peaks at high tide, with a solid southeast swell and any wind from the west to north—this is a break you must ride during your surf trip.
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