September 2021 was an extraordinary month for surfing in the Maldives. It has been the most consistent and also the biggest month of the year!
To highlight, I saw the biggest wave ridden this year by one of the best surfers in Israel, Yoni. His photo on our new Instagram page ‘lohismaldives’ went viral and has also been said to be one of the biggest ridden waves to be captured on photo within the last couple of years at Lohis. Yonis backhand barrels were so entertaining to watch on deck.
Another pro surfer known as Leon Glatzer also visited Lohis and showed us a full on air show. He surfed at the Olympics for the German team and is sponsored by big companies like Red Bull, Volcom, Oakley and Channel Islands Surfboards. He definitely showed how its done here!
In general this was the most swell we have seen this season and the crowds were at a minimum at all spots. People say that Maldives has nice and mellow waves but the month of September showed everyone a whole other story of the waves we get in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
– Ryan Thoyyib
Photo’s courtesy of @buddy_photos / @saltyblueme / @lohismaldives