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Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:03 pm

Wonder to know if anybody tried these atolls on the foils?
If so - which one please?
I am checking and it looks that it might be a great destination in winter with light & medium winds.

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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:50 pm

BraCuru wrote:Wonder to know if anybody tried these atolls on the foils?
If so - which one please?
I am checking and it looks that it might be a great destination in winter with light & medium winds.
...two years later...
O yeah! Maldives might be foiling paradise!
but you need to careful with choosing the destination. Not all islands are good for beginners.
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Re: Maldives - January

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:13 pm

Hi Bracuru - nice vid :thumb:

What does that mean - "Not all islands are good for beginners" ???

Its just hard to imagine what is desirable/good for experienced, but not for beginners, so curious how you distinguish :naughty:

Except if you are talking chop waves - THAT could be a point that does not matter when you can ride, but no good for beginners.

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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:37 pm

Some islands have too shallow or too small lagoons or very narrow access through the reef.
Example:
Thulusdhoo - a lagoon to the East - no way to ride even on a twintip.
The one to the West - perfect for all foilers. deep min 3m.

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Re: Maldives - January

Postby mongolian sailor » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:31 am

BraCuru, Im planning to be at Thulusdhoo in late March -beginning of April... Any other kiteboarder/foil boarder recomendations regarding this particular location?

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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:48 pm

mongolian sailor wrote:BraCuru, Im planning to be at Thulusdhoo in late March -beginning of April... Any other kiteboarder/foil boarder recomendations regarding this particular location?
Sure:
1. Beginners & intermediate riders' access - West Lagoon only. There is no way to kite on the East lagoon.
West Lagoon and the harbour are the great spots for polishing your foil skills and learn new tricks.
2. Expert access to open water - through an entrance gap in breakwaters at Bikini Beach. Strong currents!
With the ebb tide running don't try it. Then walk over the breakwater wall and bodydrag outside the reef.
3. Watch out coral reef spots on low water. it might be just 30cm under the water surface.
4. Be familiarized with the tides and currents - ask Corey & Ritte - they are local surfers.
5. Don't afraid to leave West Lagoon and explore other islands when steady winds - I loved it.
6. have a spare wings & spare kite parts - nobody is going to repair any damage.
7. take a SUP or rent it. I love it too :)
8. Not sure about the wind - don't expect to much - then surf, SUP and dive! chase dolphins, rays, sharks!
The wind should be W-rly - perfect for the West lagoon.
You should have small S-thly waves at Chickens and Cokes - period up to crazy 20s!!!!!!!! :o good for surf lessons.
9. Take the biggest kite and long extension lines - mostly you will be kiting in sub10kts. Personally I would take 14 + 10m.

Anything else? Shoot!

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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:15 pm

Sunny side of life:
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Re: Maldives - January

Postby mongolian sailor » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:28 am

BraCuru, thanks for the info - looks like wind is going to be a problem :-?

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Re: Maldives - January

Postby BraCuru » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:17 am

Found even better paradise this year.
GURAIDHOO:


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Private foil pool :)
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A room view - 50m to the spot
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Re: Maldives - January

Postby TomW » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:46 am

Awesome! The people there must wonder what the Ninja warrior is doing out on the water


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