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Jailbreaks ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Jailbreaks break guidePhoto by: Derek Weith

Jailbreaks Surf Guide

Jailbreaks in North Male Atoll is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. The surf tends to be best in the spring. Offshore winds blow from the south southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. There is a right hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks,dead coral.

Jailbreaks Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jailbreaks:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Jailbreaks with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in October while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
49%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Jailbreaks Location Map

Interactive Jailbreaks 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 Jailbreaks is Male International Airport (MLE) in Maldives, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Jailbreaks is Thiruvananthapuram International (Trivandrum) Airport (TRV) in India, 592 km (368 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.
Jailbreaks Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 06:02 Local Time
Monday 12
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SE
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.8
SSE
Period (s) 9 18 18 11
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
WSW 5
WNW 5
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

What does Jailbreaks look like?

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Swell History at Jailbreaks

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

Wind History at Jailbreaks

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

Jailbreaks Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Bruiser from Australia
“My favourite wave in North Male atoll. Picks up less swell than Sultans because of its angle but also more protected from the SW winds. With swell and good winds a really fast and long right-hander.”

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Jailbreaks:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.