Richard Kotch goes boat tripping in the Southern Atolls

After eight seasons at Lohis in the North Male region I finally had the time and the opportunity to venture further afield and explore the Southern Atolls of the Maldives with a mixed crew of surf stoked guests from World Surfaris. Joining me on the trip was my good friend Maldivian photographer Ali Ahmed - a young surfer who is fast gaining a great reputation for his work at Lohis/Hudhuranfushi. Ali is one of a small band of Southern Atoll local surfers who grew up on the island of Gadhdhoo and came to love the ocean surfing at Tiger Stripes – the wave that broke just meters from his front door.  Here is a selection of shots from the trip.  

SURF CHARTER - Handhu Fahli Outer Atolls - March 2016
​Report by Richard Kotch
Photographs by Ali Ahmed and Richard Kotch

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