Porto da Cruz is a small village, in the municipality of Machico, in the northeastern side of Madeira, a Portuguese island. It's enclosed by the mountains of Paul da Serra. Pico do Larano (765m/2509ft), Pico da Suna (1040m/3412ft) and Pico da Maiata (766m/2513ft) are the highest points. Its name derives from a cross (Cruz), that the explorers placed on a loch, that once used as a port (Porto).
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Surfing in Cokes, North Male, Maldives
For those looking for watersport adventures, Maldives guarantee enjoyable moments! It is becoming an increasingly popular surf destination, providing some of the best waves in the world. Cokes or Colas is one of the first spots ever surfed here, located on the North Male atoll.
Its name was given by Australian surfers in the 70’s, because of the Coca Cola factory on the island of Thulusdhoo. This reef break provides totally epic waves with right hand directions. The swell size starts working at 1.5-2 m/5-6 ft and holds up to 4 m/12 ft. In addition, the best tide position is low and mid tide and the ideal tide movement is rising and falling tides. Offshore winds blow from the northwest and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast.
The spot welcomes experienced surfers only. At summer the wind blows offshore 39%, at autumn it blows 44%, at winter 22% and at spring 54%. Keep in mind that specialized surf companies organize boat trips in the area, allowing surfers to perform their favorite sport and enjoy different surf breaks on the same day. Last but not least, the ideal season for waves here is during spring months. So, if you are a surfing junkie, there is no better place than Cokes to master the waves!!!