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Latitude: 20° 27.08' S
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he geographic name is in fact ILE DES DEUX COCOS , the unofficial name DARNE ISLAND, sometimes we call the spot ``BEHIND THE ISLAND``
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name ile coco
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
been surfing there for 10 years and never saw a single shark..there might be baby white of black fins which prefer to eat fish ...don`t frighten foreigners please
By Anonymous , 07-03-2009
Darné - A left wave the quality of which is very variable..exposed to the main winds as from april to end of october ..it thus works only in summer(nov to march) with north winds or no wind but still this doesn`t mean it works all summer! Swell has to be oriented south west , south east or east to get the best conditions..south swells make the waves parallel to the reef and close down..Underpopulated , just a dozen locals surf there and some foreigners every now and then..a very friendly place for those who want to escape crowds at Tamarin, locals are hospitable and helpful too..
not dangerous,the sea is deep..just beware sea urchins close to the rocks where you get into the water..and don`t drift into the pass where the current can be violent ..no shark attack ever reported at Darné!
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