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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Ifaty

Madagascar

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 23° 6.923' S
Longitude: 43° 31.551' E

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A bit of a mission, this is a trek but worth it. Either take a yacht from Durban and cruise the coast, or get to Ifaty by 4-wheel drive,

English (Translate this text in English): A bit of a mission, this is a trek but worth it. Either take a yacht from Durban and cruise the coast, or get to Ifaty by 4-wheel drive,

a Ifaty, demander a richard du club de plonger. c 'est un sud africain très sympa. 2 solutions, soit il vous emmène en bateau, soit vous trouvez des pêcheurs pour vous enmener en bateau (5Km).
en fait le spot est en 2 parties, une gauche assez costaud, et de l'autre coté de la passe une droite plus "trankil".

English (Translate this text in English): A bit of a mission, this is a trek but worth it. Either take a yacht from Durban and cruise the coast, or get to Ifaty by 4-wheel drive,

DistanceDay trip

Walk

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name la passe

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthWest, NorthEast, Don't know

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to Don't know

Best tide positionDon't know

Best tide movementDon't know

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Sharks

 Additional Information

You have got to make a mission out of this, get to Ifaty, and then go to the local SAn dive school ask at the local hotel. They will boat you out there through the lagoon mouth to the spots. This is for independent minded, strong willed, patient people.

English (Translate this text in English): You have got to make a mission out of this, get to Ifaty, and then go to the local SAn dive school ask at the local hotel. They will boat you out there through the lagoon mouth to the spots. This is for independent minded, strong willed, patient people.

du reef qui n'attend que de bons surfeurs, logement a proximité. on peut y rester un bonne semaine. quelque petits requins (pointes noire) se baladeraient dans le coin, mais rien de bien méchant.

English (Translate this text in English): You have got to make a mission out of this, get to Ifaty, and then go to the local SAn dive school ask at the local hotel. They will boat you out there through the lagoon mouth to the spots. This is for independent minded, strong willed, patient people.

Atmosphere

early morning with the sun rising, in warm water, with great sea life, in a really rural pat fot he world is a spiritual experience every true surfer will connect with. You will be there alone with your surf buds, and you wil share a session that will make you believe that god does really exist.

English (Translate this text in English): early morning with the sun rising, in warm water, with great sea life, in a really rural pat fot he world is a spiritual experience every true surfer will connect with. You will be there alone with your surf buds, and you wil share a session that will make you believe that god does really exist.

Mada, c'est l'afrique, donc 20Km de piste ca peut prendre une demi journée de route... il faut ce laisser vivre au rythme local, profiter d'un voyage humain, avec à la clé quelques bonnes séries à se shooter dans un état esprit serin (seul au monde).

English (Translate this text in English): early morning with the sun rising, in warm water, with great sea life, in a really rural pat fot he world is a spiritual experience every true surfer will connect with. You will be there alone with your surf buds, and you wil share a session that will make you believe that god does really exist.

General

Best I have had, waves are so predictable and smooth that even average surfers will blossom here.

English (Translate this text in English): Best I have had, waves are so predictable and smooth that even average surfers will blossom here.

un bon reef qui nous donne 2 vagues ( pour tout les gouts), le plus est qu'il est possible de faire de la plonger si c'est flat.

English (Translate this text in English): Best I have had, waves are so predictable and smooth that even average surfers will blossom here.

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By wildbluexpeditions , 05-11-2011

Catamaran charters - Madagascar - now you can check the channel back with our charters.
follow us on Twitter @wildbluexp
we are going to Ifaty and unexplored waves along Madagascar SW coast summe 2012 onwards

By V.S. , 17-05-2008

Hey Sceptic.... - Get onto Google Earth, find the gap in the reef off-shore and you will see how this spot is a perfect left and right. I recall anchoring in the gap after my first 'late' night in Ifaty and watching the flawless lefts and rights rolling through either side of me. What an awakening! Unless you lived in J-Bay, Gnarloo or Oyster Point twenty years ago you won't have any idea what its like to surf perfect crowdless waves until you too drop anchor in the gap off Ifaty.

By Anonymous , 13-10-2007

To the sceptic - Thats the beauty of this spot, its a left and a right. I saw the waves breaking flawlesly in '95. Totally empty. A serious wave a few km from shore out in the open ocean. Stayed with chez Michelin north of that whacky wild west beach-bar town. Good memories...I wonder what the place is like now.

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