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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Tobago

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By fw2291 , 3 Jan

Tobago 1975 - I gazed at Buccoo reef for weeks. At that time in history Buccoo had the mystery and the intimidation of any big wave on the planet. I witnessed gigantic lefts reeling off the reef.

Gideon George from Black Rock and I use to troll the deep water north of Buccoo for Bonita. I witnessed massive "Mavericks" surf on Buccoo Reef. Gideon would marinate the Bonita in coconut milk and it was the best fish I have ever had.

I miss my good friends Gideon George and Michael Baker, they will forever be my Tobago friends.

Kirk "Shark Bait"

By fw2291 , 3 Jan

Tobago 1975 - Does anyone know where my good friend Michael Baker might be? He was the Mt. Irvine Bay lifeguard in the 70's. At that time he was the only surf local on the Island. He was a kind and generous man. Toni, Paul and Margie, and the rest of the Montauk crew, including myself from California had soo much respect for this man. We all shared waves, their was no hassles because we all respected the one local Mr. Baker. We went out of our way to make sure that the line up never became corrupted as many line ups are today.

Tobago and Mt. Irvine in 1975 was an amazing place. Imagine looking for someone to join you in the lineup. Many early mornings and late afternoons I surfed alone or with that nut Toni from Long Island. Anyway, where is Michael Baker and where is that nut Toni Geridono?

By Anonymous , 31-12-2009

tobago - its not that bad, live lived there quite a while and that is probably an isolated incident. Mount Irvine have become overcrowded and that has sparked tension from the regulars, but once u aren't pushy its all good. Mount Irvine is one if the only consistent breaks on the island, thus the overcrowdedness. But, trust me, there are at least 5 good places that I have surfed and a lot more given the right season, once you know where to go of course.

By Anonymous , 28-04-2009

some things - Hi,I live in french guyana and i would like to go have a surf in tobago.Please, do locals guy or peoples who've already been there could give me more details?
I come alone so is it dangerous for a girl, where can i find cheap places to sleep and is it easy to find places for surfing?
Thank's

By Anonymous , 11-04-2009

localism - url thought burning boards was bad. I saw a local guy bring a knife out in the line up, swim over to a yank and stabbed and slashed about 8 holes in his board before threatening to kill him. He guy swam all the way back to the next bay cus he was scared to go back on the beach. rightfully so.

By Anonymous , 11-04-2009

- locals of fed up of the foreigners. There is a no tolerance policy.

By Anonymous , 15-06-2008

Tobago 1975 - Yea, The lifeguard Michael Baker was his name. No locals, pumping surf. Too bad, it was a world class point. Maybe Fort Point to the north will weed out the wienies that can't surf worth a shit.

Shark Bait

By Anonymous , 25-04-2008

Im going anyway - Gotta go to Tobago for family reasons, reckon I will catch some waves whilst I'm there as would hate to visit a foreign country and not sample the surf. Is the attitude reaaally THAT bad? I'm happy to leave the locals to it. There anywhere to rent boards?

By Justin , 29-03-2008

Not really Tobago - Half of these shots are not even Tobago. Irvine is not a bad spot but certainly not worth a surf trip.I've been to so many other islands with more than ONE descent surf spot.

By Anonymous , 29-12-2007

Well we wont sell you any boxes - OK idiot if you need a box then you will ave to make it out of coconut trees but they will look funny when they have your head on it

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