Located in the North Male Atolls, Chickens got its name because it breaks off an island that was previously a poultry farm. It is one of the longest and most high-performance spots in the Maldives. It is a well exposed left point-reef break and possibly the fastest wave in the North Male Atoll. It can handle swell from 3ft to 10ft plus, with rides 500 meters long. It really gets better with size and is best at head high to double overhead. If the spots to the south are maxing out, Chickens is the call. The waves here are heavy, know your limits when you paddle out here.
What are the best surf conditions for Chickens?
Gets good between chest high and double overhead. We recommend riding a longboard if small and a shortboard then step up as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced level surfers. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and will usually be uncrowded (4/10). The best winds are from the South. The best swells are from the South and Southwest. Works on all tides but mid rising is best for barrels.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini year round as water temperatures fluctuate between 29 and 27. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.