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Honkeys Surf Guide

Honkeys in North Male Atoll is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. The surf tends to be optimum in the spring. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A left hand reef break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of urchins and rocks.

Honkeys Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Honkeys:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Honkeys with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 69% of the time in March while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Honkeys 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 Honkeys is Male International Airport (MLE) in Maldives, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Honkeys is Thiruvananthapuram International (Trivandrum) Airport (TRV) in India, 591 km (367 miles) away.

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Honkeys Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 03:30 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Honkeys

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

Wind History at Honkeys

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

Honkeys Reviews:

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Bruiser from Australia
“You have to be lucky to get this wave. Early in the season when winds are favourable from the NW there is often not much swell. When the swell arrives so do the SW winds which chop Honkeys up. However when it is breaking it is an excellent left. The special feature of Honkeys is that it wraps around the reef almost 90 degrees. As it really starts to wrap it builds in size so you can get a great slingshot through a hollow section that is growing before your eyes and threatening to smack you down.”

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