Richard and Amy Kotch have sent us out the latest Maldives Swell report. We tried writing a suitable introduction but found that we can’t compete with the pics and Rich’s little blurb.
May Report By; Richard Kotch, photos by Kotch.
The second most important item you can pack for your tropical surf trip, after all the essentials, is a mask and snorkel. To say it’s another world under the surface is an understatement. It’s also a great way to get to know the intricacies of a new wave. The most important item is, of course, a shorter, wider board that goes really good in the small stuff. If you had both over the last couple weeks you’d have been laughing. There has hardly been a cloud in the sky and the water has been crystal clear. We have had manta rays, dolphins and a whale shark just off the reef here at Hudhuran Fushi in the Maldives, not to mention day after day of perfect 3-4ft waves. It has been on of those swells that didn’t look like much on the charts and admittedly it never really got very big, but has stuck around for over a week giving us a consistent supply of fun waves. That’s the great thing about these S-SE swells – they just keep on pulsing and with the glassy conditions the lefts, as well as the rights, have been perfect.