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Re: Maldives

Post by BA » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:30 pm

Sounds shit really. Definitely not going there.
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Re: Maldives

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:13 pm

Yep, looks pretty shit alright. Best stay away aye.

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Re: Maldives

Post by Beanpole » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:09 pm

Bugger that....it looks hollow.

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Re: Maldives

Post by Damage » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:00 pm

I went last year. Stayed on an awesome boat owned by a french couple. Had a pretty good time and caught heaps of waves but yep it was pretty crowded and yep full of europeans who are a bit dangerous although they aren't as street-wise in the surf so you can often out-manoeuver them. Didn't see many barrels. Lots of ugly russian blokes and beautiful russian girls. We just surfed the cokes/chickens/ninjas area and i was surprised how most of these breaks were pretty concentrated in one area. Would have loved to have gone further afield; maybe next time. All in all a good experience but I wouldn't rush back. The owners of the boat say it has changed alot in the last ten years aka the government there less secular then ever and the coral there is bleaching and basically dying in front of everbodies eyes to the point where the frenchies were looking to get out and wondering if it would all be there still in 20 years. Oh now i remember, all the resorts are basically gearing up for the huge explosion in chinese tourism which is interesting seeing as they they don't surf and can barely swim . All they have to do is to rake up the beach ever morning and they're good to go so has a real feeling of sterility. Best thing we did is headed into one of the islands and had a couple of games of soccer with some of the locals. Afterwards cooling off at the local beach I think I must have swum through a sewer outfall or something and proceeded to get the one and only super-massive ear infection of my life. Plane trip home hurt! :-D-:

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Re: Maldives

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:45 pm

Yeah reef bleaching is getting noticeable it's sad.
At Pasta more Chinese tourists they don't hang on the surf side of the island.
I was told by staff there was a problem with them catching the little crabs and boiling them up in the hot water jug
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Re: Maldives

Post by Beanpole » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:53 pm

I don't know why there hasn't been more take up of the Indo experiment of running a mild electric current across the reef.

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Re: Maldives

Post by Almighty God » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:54 pm

well I know most of my thoughts on this subject have been penned already in my own (pure masterpiece)thread...but I went there again this year so can add a few things...I know I am amongst friends here

so low crowds...user friendly waves...and of course avoiding Israelites, is essential for the almighty these days

so early season...March...ticks all the boxes. Winds are perfect...avoid the 10 oclock rush and surfing near alone is easy. SUrf has been pretty consistent in the three foot range most days I have been there...and I have never met an Israeli...the locals hate them...they come later in peak season. Lots of inexperienced Europeans

Accommodation options have taken a significant change for the better too. There is a 4 star resort on the is;and now...roof top pool...quality food and rooms...good price

Its not for everyone but I love the place

I have been to Sri lanka and Papua new guinea...but not twice

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Re: Maldives

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:10 pm

A friends over there at the moment. Seems to be scoring a few waves by his pics.

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Re: Maldives

Post by BA » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:20 pm

This place looks alright. Anyone been? Bit of a hike to get to. Maybe keep the crowds low.

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Re: Maldives

Post by Cranked » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:36 pm

BA wrote:
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This place looks alright. Anyone been? Bit of a hike to get to. Maybe keep the crowds low.

http://nemberalabeachresort.com/
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Re: Maldives

Post by BA » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:40 pm

Really???
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Re: Maldives

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:50 pm

Looks pretty epic on the website
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Re: Maldives

Post by Drailed » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:05 pm

Why have you out this in the Maldives thread you tard?
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Re: Maldives

Post by BA » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:08 pm

Because if you look back, there's advice about all different places. Fiji, PNG, Indo.
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Re: Maldives

Post by BA » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:10 pm

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Looks pretty epic on the website
Yep. Photog Joli Wilson is there at the moment. He's been posting some pretty tasty pics. Looked like bugger all people out. Maybe late season?
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Re: Maldives

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:12 pm

Drailed wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:05 pm
Why have you out this in the Maldives thread you tard?
Well I think we already established that the surf in the Maldives is shit, so nobody should go there
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Re: Maldives

Post by Drailed » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:17 pm

Roti gets crowded as fccck. Full of old weird cnuts like Shearer and Cranked.
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Re: Maldives

Post by Cranked » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:53 pm

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