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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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 Mauritius

Africa

Well-known for the wave of "Tamarin", Mauritius is another indian ocean surf paradise. The main surf spots in Mauritius are concentrated on the south and south west side of the island.

The swell size on Mauritius is generally about 1 m smaller than that on Reunion, this being attributed to the less steep coral reef drop-offs, and the fact that Reunion blocks off the swells moving in a north easterly direction from the Southern Oceans. The best months for surfing are between April and September.

Location: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
Geographic coordinates: 20° 17' S, 57° 33' E
Coastline km: 177 km km
Climate: tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)
Terrain: small coastal plain rising to discontinuous mountains encircling central plateau
Elevation: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m highest point: Mont Piton 828 m
Natural hazards: cyclones (November to April); almost completely surrounded by reefs that may pose maritime hazards
Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR)
Population: 1,240,827 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)
Capital: Port Louis
Divisions: 9 districts and 3 dependencies*; Agalega Islands*, Black River, Cargados Carajos Shoals*, Flacq, Grand Port, Moka, Pamplemousses, Plaines Wilhems, Port Louis, Riviere du Rempart, Rodrigues*, Savanne

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Calções de surf Calções de surf Calções Calções Calções Calções
Water temp. 27°C
81°F
26°C
79°F
23°C
73°F
22°C
72°F
23°C
73°F
25°C
77°F
Air temp. 26°C
79°F
25°C
77°F
23°C
73°F
23°C
73°F
25°C
77°F
26°C
79°F
Climate

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
bernache 2 / -
Right Reef-coral All surfers
Black rocks 7 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Calamar 5 / -
Right and left Reef-coral Beginners wave
Cimetary 1 / -
Left Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Darne 19 / 1
Left Reef-coral All surfers
fausse passe - / -
Right and left Reef-coral All surfers
Grand Sancho 7 / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
La Baie - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Le Morne 4 / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Le Phare - / -
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Maconde - / -
Left Reef-coral All surfers
Madame Barry - / -
Left Reef-coral Pros or kamikaze only...
Martello - / -
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Martin Spot - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
One eye 11 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Petit sancho 9 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Rivière des Galets 3 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Tagore 17 / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Tailors-point 1 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Tamarin Bay 33 / -
Left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
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Darne
By georgeclowes
Apr 15, 2012
Darne surf session - Crazy session! Huge waves! I was there in April, and the waves were 3m+ every day! The day I was surfing was probably the smaller day, but still huge! The paddle out was crazy, I was told by the locals how dangerous it was to go out! I was further
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By Tankersright , 06-07-2013

Mauritius - Im planning a trip to mauritius and im looking for a cheap hotel near tamarin bay can you please help me... Mr romet can you please guide on what i need to do? Here is my email... If ever you can help me : guards77@outlook.com... Cheers

By Anonymous , 28-06-2013

REPORT WHITE SHORT VIOLENCE 29/6/13 - SOME WORDS OF ADVICE FOR TOURIST SURFERS COMING IN MAURITIUS. IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY PROBLEMS WITH "WHITE SHORTS"

LOCK INTO YOUR PHONE CONTACTS THESE 2 VERY IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS.
"MAURITIUS TOURIST POLICE" 213 2818

"BLACK RIVER COAST GAURD POLICE" 483 6922.
BOTH THE TOURIST POLICE AND COAST GAURD POLICE WILL ACT ON ANY VIOLENCE SHOWN TOWARDS TOURIST SURFERS.

THERE ARE 2 MAIN SUSPECTS IN THE WHITE SHORT GANG, A LITTLE SKINNY SCRAWNY GUY NAMED "BRUNO" & THE OTHER GUY NAMED "ETIENNE" TALL BLOND SHORT HAIR,HE IS A PILOT WITH 'AIR MAURITIUS" DONT BE AFRAID TO CONTACT THE "TOURIST POLICE" PHONE 213 2818.

By bertoeur , 23-06-2013

Localism ! - Hi there,
I went for a surf trip in indian ocean, spent 2 weeks in reunion island and then 1 week in mauritius island.

Reunion was a good choice ! nice waves , very consitent , good vibes in the water.

Mauritius was a nightmare ! i've tried to surf twice, first time was on one eye , there : a small tough regular wanker through me out of the water because the wave is supposed to be reserved for mauritian ...
2 days after i ve tied to surf the famous tamarin bay, the left was incredible ! when i ve reached the wave the same small hairless guy told me to go out once again, i decided to stay, he catch a wave and as he was paddling back to the lineup he stopped by me threatened me throwing water in my face and smashed by board. i've paddled back to the beach without taking any wave...

I've been told before going to mauritius that the called '' locals white shorts '' wasn't surfing anymore and that it was cool for foreigners to surf there, well it was wrong ! Mauritius has the worst localism i've ever seen during my surf travels !

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