Pasta Point is the wave-machine of North Male Atoll. Less affected by wind than any of the other spots, this reef break consistently pumps out pristine lefthanders of all sizes. Like any good wave-machine, Pasta’s long beautiful waves typically stay in the 4-6 feet range, but even in 1-2 foot waves it still breaks exactly the same. Although undeterred by a little onshore wind, the best time for Pasta is between May and August when the south to southwest trade winds keep the winds offshore and the southern swells are most consistent.
The former home to the Sri Lankan Airlines Pro WQS event, Pasta Point has three sections capable of providing over a 100 yard ride when done right. The initial takeoff section leads to what is naturally termed Macaroni Bowl, which spits you out for a cutback or some top turns before the fast and shallow end section known as Lockjaws—a subtle reminder to avoid the shallow reef of this section if you want to continue enjoying your macaroni.
Unlike the other North Male Atoll waves that break off of uninhabited islands, Pasta Point has long been intertwined with its onshore location. Taking its name from an Italian resort once located there (which had a tendency for dumping leftover noodles in the surf), the Chaaya Dhonveli Resort now located on shore claims exclusive access to the break and only allows 30 surfers to stay there at a time. Regardless of what Maldivian water regulations may stipulate, there is a strong, “if you don’t stay here you don’t surf here” vibe. Pasta Point is delicious, but exclusive.
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