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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,
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name la passe
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
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
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.
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.
Best I have had, waves are so predictable and smooth that even average surfers will blossom here.
By wildbluexpeditions , 05-11-2011
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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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