Towns breaks on the eastern reef of Male, the capital and most densely populated island in the Maldives. Its location on Male means it is a popular spot with the locals, and you will see everybody out here on shortboards, longboards, and boogie boards. The Towns break is also accessible from the shore, so this is one of the few spots you don’t need a boat to get to, and it makes it easy to share a session with Male’s rising generation of shredders—an opportunity that should not be passed over lightly, even on a trip in search of utterly abandoned peaks.
Towns, also called Raalhugandu, is essentially a couple of shifting peaks that break both left and right. It is best in a north or northwest wind, and although it doesn’t stretch as long as some of the other breaks, it catches its fair share of the southeastern swell. If you find yourself on Male for any length of time, be sure to check out this spot during your Maldives surf trip.
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