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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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 Coevity Island-The Handle

Seychelles, Other Islands

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 7° 10.928' S
Longitude: 56° 15.438' E

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BOAT or PLANE to Coevity Island

Southern tip of the Island on the reefs eastern side.

Quite visible when 12ft bombs are breaking

PRIVATE ISLAND....(whatever thats supposed to mean)

English (Translate this text in English): BOAT or PLANE to Coevity Island

Southern tip of the Island on the reefs eastern side.

Quite visible when 12ft bombs are breaking

PRIVATE ISLAND....(whatever thats supposed to mean)

English (Translate this text in English): BOAT or PLANE to Coevity Island

Southern tip of the Island on the reefs eastern side.

Quite visible when 12ft bombs are breaking

PRIVATE ISLAND....(whatever thats supposed to mean)

English (Translate this text in English): BOAT or PLANE to Coevity Island

Southern tip of the Island on the reefs eastern side.

Quite visible when 12ft bombs are breaking

PRIVATE ISLAND....(whatever thats supposed to mean)

DistanceSell the house, wife and kids

WalkDon't know

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

After paddling for maybe 10 minutes or sitting behind a boat you just might realize how shallow this reef is. The reef is very deep to begin with and then rapidly gets shallower by the metre. (Hence the sharks). Dont worry about the beasties just worry about the shallow reef and the steep take off.

Seychelles most heavy wave!

English (Translate this text in English): After paddling for maybe 10 minutes or sitting behind a boat you just might realize how shallow this reef is. The reef is very deep to begin with and then rapidly gets shallower by the metre. (Hence the sharks). Dont worry about the beasties just worry about the shallow reef and the steep take off.

Seychelles most heavy wave!

English (Translate this text in English): After paddling for maybe 10 minutes or sitting behind a boat you just might realize how shallow this reef is. The reef is very deep to begin with and then rapidly gets shallower by the metre. (Hence the sharks). Dont worry about the beasties just worry about the shallow reef and the steep take off.

Seychelles most heavy wave!

English (Translate this text in English): After paddling for maybe 10 minutes or sitting behind a boat you just might realize how shallow this reef is. The reef is very deep to begin with and then rapidly gets shallower by the metre. (Hence the sharks). Dont worry about the beasties just worry about the shallow reef and the steep take off.

Seychelles most heavy wave!

Atmosphere

Gnarly wave for pros or kamis can get 16ft on days with no wind during the peak season.

The sets just keep rolling in on a good day but on a normal day the waves may not evn be there since the wave is subject to change under windy conditions. Check out Jagged Knife Reef further south if The Handle is not pumping.

English (Translate this text in English): Gnarly wave for pros or kamis can get 16ft on days with no wind during the peak season.

The sets just keep rolling in on a good day but on a normal day the waves may not evn be there since the wave is subject to change under windy conditions. Check out Jagged Knife Reef further south if The Handle is not pumping.

English (Translate this text in English): Gnarly wave for pros or kamis can get 16ft on days with no wind during the peak season.

The sets just keep rolling in on a good day but on a normal day the waves may not evn be there since the wave is subject to change under windy conditions. Check out Jagged Knife Reef further south if The Handle is not pumping.

English (Translate this text in English): Gnarly wave for pros or kamis can get 16ft on days with no wind during the peak season.

The sets just keep rolling in on a good day but on a normal day the waves may not evn be there since the wave is subject to change under windy conditions. Check out Jagged Knife Reef further south if The Handle is not pumping.

General

If you are not local (only 252 people are), this trip to Coevity island and its surrounding breaks may be very expensive. If you are acquainted with the right people you may be able to get yourself here. Coevity isalnd in general is the best place on Seychelles to surf when the conditions are favourable. There are no waves on the western side of the island and most the good breaks are located at the extremes (northern tip= Cocktails and southern edge= The handle and jagged knife reef etc.)

NEGATIVE- the island is privately owned by the Seychelles Marketing Board. Lucky I used to manage one of the local shrimp farms with some friends from Mahe and could therefore explore this island which has incredible surfing potential.

SUGGESTION- Park your boat off the reef and surf (they dont own the reef) or contact the SMB and ask for permission or get a job as a shrimp packer.


English (Translate this text in English): If you are not local (only 252 people are), this trip to Coevity island and its surrounding breaks may be very expensive. If you are acquainted with the right people you may be able to get yourself here. Coevity isalnd in general is the best place on Seychelles to surf when the conditions are favourable. There are no waves on the western side of the island and most the good breaks are located at the extremes (northern tip= Cocktails and southern edge= The handle and jagged knife reef etc.)

NEGATIVE- the island is privately owned by the Seychelles Marketing Board. Lucky I used to manage one of the local shrimp farms with some friends from Mahe and could therefore explore this island which has incredible surfing potential.

SUGGESTION- Park your boat off the reef and surf (they dont own the reef) or contact the SMB and ask for permission or get a job as a shrimp packer.


English (Translate this text in English): If you are not local (only 252 people are), this trip to Coevity island and its surrounding breaks may be very expensive. If you are acquainted with the right people you may be able to get yourself here. Coevity isalnd in general is the best place on Seychelles to surf when the conditions are favourable. There are no waves on the western side of the island and most the good breaks are located at the extremes (northern tip= Cocktails and southern edge= The handle and jagged knife reef etc.)

NEGATIVE- the island is privately owned by the Seychelles Marketing Board. Lucky I used to manage one of the local shrimp farms with some friends from Mahe and could therefore explore this island which has incredible surfing potential.

SUGGESTION- Park your boat off the reef and surf (they dont own the reef) or contact the SMB and ask for permission or get a job as a shrimp packer.


English (Translate this text in English): If you are not local (only 252 people are), this trip to Coevity island and its surrounding breaks may be very expensive. If you are acquainted with the right people you may be able to get yourself here. Coevity isalnd in general is the best place on Seychelles to surf when the conditions are favourable. There are no waves on the western side of the island and most the good breaks are located at the extremes (northern tip= Cocktails and southern edge= The handle and jagged knife reef etc.)

NEGATIVE- the island is privately owned by the Seychelles Marketing Board. Lucky I used to manage one of the local shrimp farms with some friends from Mahe and could therefore explore this island which has incredible surfing potential.

SUGGESTION- Park your boat off the reef and surf (they dont own the reef) or contact the SMB and ask for permission or get a job as a shrimp packer.


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By Marc , 06-12-2007

nice pics - nice pics jean, are those from the boat??
nicely done bro

By Anonymous , 05-12-2007

Ive been working and surfing here for a while and the wave at handles is definately more consistent...it gets to 12ft a lot during times of no windor after the cyclone season -

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