Tamarin Bay

Tamarin Bay

Mauritius
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User Rating

Difficulty 8

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Break frequency 2

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72 days a year

Fast Wave

Wave Direction

Swell Direction

2.5m - 3.0m Swell

Wind Direction

Tide

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Username: longinus

Date created: 08/07/2008

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general information

One of the premier waves in the world. Discovered in the early 1970's by Surfer Magazine and originally hidden under the pseudonym of The Forgotten Island of Santosha. There are many other breaks surround the Bay in the Mauriritius and many of them are far more consistent but when it all comes together, this spot is pure magic.

The ride itself is a heavy left hander whihc barrels shortly after takeoff. Conveniently, there is usually enough time to set your ideal line and push through for what can easily be a 100m barrel section.

Unfortunately it isnt all good news. Localism is notoriously nasty around here and violence in the water has occured, a few faactors contribute to th is. Tamarin Bay whilst a very near perfect wave is fickle and the locals naturally feel they should have preference when it truly breaks. Additionally, the take off point is very narrow and it truly is a one man wave.

If you are happy to spend three hours in the water for about as many waves just to say you have surfed Tamarin than give it a shot. You can guarantee that at least one of those waves will remain with you for a very long time. If this isnt really your style when it comes to wave volume per session then keep searching partner, your pefect wave is still out there.

Wave length

200-300m

Share with

21-49

Best months

March - September

Equipment

Body Board, Short board, gun

Wave type

Fast

Access

Long Paddle

Hazards

Sharks, Reef/Rock, Locals, Rips

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