The Maldives In June 2016

Photos by World Surfaris / Richard Kotch

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The boat empties quickly when you pull up to a break and see waves like this going un-ridden
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The boat empties quickly when you pull up to a break and see waves like this going un-ridden
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Maldivian moments
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The view from the office - Lohis delivering the goods this June
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Jack following his dad into the Cokes barrel! By Ali Photo
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Hayden on a nice morning at Cokes
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Moments like these at Cokes
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High and tight with Cali John
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Georgia enjoying life under Lohis
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High line through the Cokes bowl
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Scott at Cokes by Ali Photo
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Afternoon delight
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Moments like these justify every cent spent of surf travel
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Nathan Banks and the Sultans end bowl have been good friends for the last eight seasons
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Craig and Holly kicking back once the swell dropped
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Zach from the USA didn’t mind the smaller conditions
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Neither did Rodrigo from the Azores
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Eve from Kaloea was out there on the biggest days
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Georgia enjoying glassy Lohis
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Introducing the worlds most surf stoked grommet – Grommie Caleb-Lopez at Lohis
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Strange times in the surf office…are we in Aus?
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“Lopez, he’s as good as they always said he was”
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Standing room only outside the State of Origin office!
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50mm with Smashlee Spence
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Karma part two - Ashlee on wave of the day
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Matt on his trusty twinnie
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Hoobs in the barrel of the swell at Lohis
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The Maldives isn’t really a body board destination but old mate was stoked on the end bowl at Sultans!
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Ali’s first fisheye barrel shot (shame about the barrel face!)
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Where’s my chainsaw when I need it?
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Ali Photo and Grommie Lopez out to lunch at Lohis
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Michael late evening rail work at Lohis
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Michael’s daughter Ella following suit at Sultans
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Karma
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Tim and solid Lohis were always going to get along
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The effervescent Craig enjoying virtually empty early afternoon Sultans
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Unidentified at lohis
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To quote Scott “The best week of waves of my life”
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June kicked off with a week of fun little waves on all the reefs in the area. This is Marcelo enjoying life at Lohis
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The hard working Ali Ahmed aka AliPhotoMaldives!
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Tim making the most of the air wind before the swell jumped!
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My amazing wife has been doing some tandem surfing lately! We are looking forward meeting our baby Kotch in Jan 2017
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