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Re: Maldives - January

Postby TomW » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:37 pm

Ah yes, I found it last night. Fairly reasonable price. Other places are insane prices!!

What airline?

How is wind in late November ? Or is January the best ?

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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:15 pm

Wind stats:
https://www.windguru.cz/archive-stats.p ... id_model=3
March, April and November look rather poor.
The rest months look better and almost the same stats of 25 days with wind 3Bf and above.

So far as i remember well I spent 40 days there and I had only one day when I was not able to foil.
My biggest kite during last two trips was 10m inflatable. However I use my large Hover board 150x55cm - it makes the difference.

Good thing is that if WG gives more than 14kts it mean it blows 24 hours and I can ride 7m Apollo.
If it shows 10-12kts it means riding on 10m all afternoon.
If it shows 5-9kts it means around two hours foiling after 4PM.

Airline.
We used Aeroflot from Berlin via Moscow twice. We paid 500€ for return flights. No extra baggage fees if you manage to pack in 23kg.
Last time we used Qatar. 700€ return.
30kg baggage allowance what was great as we packed SUP board and a bit of foilboarding gear. All together with two persons we carried 85kg including hand luggage.

Just search skyscanner and you should find many offers below 700€.
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Re: Maldives - January

Postby TomW » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:29 pm

Thx. January looks good

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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:12 pm

If somebody says that there are no waves in winter at Maldives:
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and there are a lot of turtles ;) This buddy had a luck to meet me:
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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:01 pm

Underwater World off Guraidhoo:

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Re: Maldives - January

Postby blu » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:16 pm

BraCuru wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:12 pm
If somebody says that there are no waves in winter at Maldives:
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and there are a lot of turtles ;) This buddy had a luck to meet me:
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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:18 pm


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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:28 am

Exploring of the Guraidhoo's Four Corners :D
Everyone will find something for himself :)

Intro:


Kiting:


Snorkeling:


SUPing:


Scuba diving:

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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:14 pm

Guraidhoo 2020.
Not too much have changed since last year.
Beaches are cleaner. Tourism is growing slowly.

Windy. 18-25kts. A bit too much for SUPing.
Weather forecast the same for next days.

Moses Comet, Hover and Soul 8 in action last three days:

Flat lagoon
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a bit choppy:
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Flat water juping:
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A view from our roof:
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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:42 pm

Guraidho Jaws - Maldivian KIngdom of Flat Water ;)
An unigue wave at South Channel. The middle section slows down and builds up. The siedes accelarate. This creates a kind of wave scissors.
Hard to surf. I tried to keep as close as possible to the white water. Still some fun despite after 4 such days still do not know algorythm for these waves breaking ;)

Moses Comet, Hover board and Flysurfer Soul 8 on 12m lines (9m would be better).

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