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Chickens ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Chickens Surf Guide

Chickens in North Male Atoll is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A reef breaks left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include .

Chickens Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chickens:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chickens occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Chickens (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Chickens with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in April while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Chickens Location Map

Interactive Chickens surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Chickens is Male International Airport (MLE) in Maldives, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Chickens is Thiruvananthapuram International (Trivandrum) Airport (TRV) in India, 579 km (360 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Chickens Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 19:46 Local Time
TueWed
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 35
SW 35
SW 30
SW 30
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Chickens

Surf stats for Chickens, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Chickens

Wind stats for Chickens, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Chickens. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Chickens: