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Go surf the Madagascar waves!« on: November 09 2005 19:11:00 »
If you want a perfect spot, nice, warm and wild, this is the place to go. That's no lie. You can actually surf without the crowd in the water. For beginners and intermediate, check Mahambo, it's awesome. Waves vary a lot during the year, so check out when you want to go. For expert, yes, Fort-Dauphin and the South West are great. Sharks? There's enough room for everyone in Mcar. So sharks won't bother. Email me back for more tips. Keep surfing!
RE: Go surf the Madagascar waves!« Reply #1 on: November 14 2005 01:11:00 »
Hey, I recently read your post on Global Surfers regarding Surf in Madagascar. What's the best time of year to go, ie for swell and wind conditions etc..
RE: Go surf the Madagascar waves!« Reply #3 on: April 05 2006 12:04:00 »
Hi!! We're 5 french guys going to Mada at the end of august until mid september. We're looking to rent a 4*4 to cross the south of Mada (typically around Fort Dauphin).
What kind of waves would we expect there? Where to find a good map of the south area?
Water temperature (board shorts)?
Any hungry fishes (if you know what I mean!)?
Thanks for all the tips you can give us... and keep surfing!!!
RE: Go surf the Madagascar waves!« Reply #4 on: May 08 2006 04:05:00 »
I, i'm interesting in a travel in Madagascar.
So I'm looking for a place where I can surf (intermediate) and stay with my girlfriends.
where's Mahambo? do you know other spots?
Ile Sainte Marie is good for surfing?
Thanks for the answer
RE: Go surf the Madagascar waves!« Reply #5 on: May 09 2006 12:05:00 »
I plan a Trip to Mada june and juli. Since nobody of my friends is having time I will go on my own. I wunder if it is possible to surf the spots in the southwest not having the money to join a camp or charter a boat.
Maybe somebody else is going during that time - so splitting costs and so on would make things easier...
RE: Go surf the Madagascar waves!« Reply #6 on: May 10 2006 03:05:00 »
I just got a contact from a guy that runs a boat in the Tulear region for reasonable price (50€ charter/day). He also knows the spots, tides, wind etc... which seems to be more than essential if you want to surf in Mada.
Still, for me alone, this way of surfing is getting to expensive, since I have 2 months time. Maybe somebody is travelling there around the same time, so splitting boat charter costs would make it all possible...?!
RE: Go surf the Madagascar waves!« Reply #7 on: May 12 2006 22:05:00 »
I have surfed in Madagascar. The best time of year to surf I found was in June (winter) do you agree?
I have been to madegascar 2 times for 3 months at a time and think it is a great place.
Have you tried surfing North of Tuleare. There is a realy good break.
RE: Go surf the Madagascar waves!« Reply #8 on: May 16 2006 04:05:00 »
There're a lot of places to surf to Madagascar, especially in the west-south (Tulear-anakao-ifaty). You'll get there a lot of good reefwaves spots (right and left) with offshore wind in the morning. Best period from may to sept. To reach the spots is quite easy with fishermen. It does exist boat trip too.
RE: Go surf the Madagascar waves!« Reply #9 on: May 16 2006 07:05:00 »
Hi Christophe and friends,
Fort Dauphin is quite a best place for surfing.For rent a 4X4 you can contact "Mada Surfari Travel and Tour" a tour operator specialized in this kind of trip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll find there different kinds of waves:
Reefbreak as "Monseigneur" a short soft 50 meters long right but quite on shore most of the time and crowded by locals when working.
Beachbreaks which offer better possibilities as "Baie des singes" 6 km long of beachbreak(quite on shore). May be the best place is "Vinanibe" 15 km in the south of FD, 10 km long beachbreak with generally side/off conditions.
For hungry fishes, don't worry men, there're big ones to 'PANORAMA'S".