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Five Islands ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Five Islands Surf Guide

Five Islands in Huvadhoo Atoll is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. There is a right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of coral, sharks and rips.

Five Islands Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
30.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Five Islands:

The best conditions reported for surf at Five Islands occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Five Islands with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in March while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
44%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Five Islands Location Map

Interactive Five Islands 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 Five Islands is Male International Airport (MLE) in Maldives, which is 439 km (273 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Five Islands is Thiruvananthapuram International (Trivandrum) Airport (TRV) in India, 1000 km (621 miles) away.

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Five Islands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 23:55 Local Time
SatSun
8PM11PM2AM5AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.6
S
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 19 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
ENE 10
ESE 10
ESE
Wind State glass glass cross-
on
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on

Swell History at Five Islands

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

Wind History at Five Islands

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

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