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Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago
Geographic coordinates: 15° 25' N, 61° 20' W
Coastline km: 148 km km
Climate: tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall
Terrain: rugged mountains of volcanic origin
Elevation: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Morne Diablatins 1,447 m
Natural hazards: flash floods are a constant threat; destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Population: 72,386 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: English (official), French patois
Divisions: 10 parishes; Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick, Saint Paul, Saint Peter
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|Surf Spots (7)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Calibishie||3 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|L'anse Tortue||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Pauga Bay||1 / -||Right||Rivermouth||All surfers|
|philipp's||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Scotts Head||- / -||Left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Turd Burger's||2 / -||Right and left||Sand-bar||All surfers|
|Watanabe Bay||- / -||Point-break||Pros or kamikaze only...|
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By html color , 19-12-2017
- Each land is a new experience. I really hope to be here. Live and feel the people, culture, history of this land
By Anonymous , 13-09-2012
Awesome!! - The best wave on the island is a rivermouth just outside of Roseau called Layou. The conditions have to be just right for it to break, consequently once - twice a year is exceptionally lucky, but when you catch it just right, the wave is an a-frame barrel that seems to come out of nowhere due to the deeper water on the outside. Like I said, it is rare but well worth the trek if you happen to catch it. The most consistent wave on the island is a break on the northeast end of the island called L'anse Tortue (pronounced Las Tor-tee). It is a secluded cove with a reef break on the left hand side of a natural channel and a sand bottom beach break that peels off the outcropping cliffs on the right hand side of the channel. The beach is amazing, it is a mixture of white sand and black volcanic sand with palm trees and a miniscule river mouth. In the 10 years that I lived in Dominica, there are only 2 days that I can recall it being absolutely flat at this break. From the beach, the reef break on the outside appears much smaller than it actually is. If youre looking for a solid wave that you can count on as far as consistency and form, this is the spot. As far as sharks go, never spotted any in the entire time there.
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