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Mauritius Surfing

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Mauritius has gained an exotic image in the heart of surfers thanks to 1974's Forgotten Island of Santosha. The film focused largely on Tamarin Bay, a perfect wave that became a symbol of escapism. The spot had been surfed since the early 1960s, but the epic 8-10ft swell featured in the film captured the attention of the surfing world. Unfortunately Tamarin turned out to be inconsistent, leaving many travelling surfers disappointed. Since then, the focus has shifted to the more consistent, neighbouring island of Réunion. Mauritius has a lack of optimum southwest-facing shores, while the south-facing coast is frequently blown-out by SE trade winds. The local surfing tradition goes back years, but it developed in a sad way, leading to a reputation for localism. Throughout the ?80s and ?90s, white Mauritians called ?White Shorts? regulated the wave at Tamarin, but the group has since mellowed considerably and generally is no longer an issue.
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23 - 30°C
boardshorts
21 - 29°C
boardshorts
17 - 26°C
boardshorts
17 - 24°C
springsuit
17 - 26°C
springsuit
19 - 29°C
boardshorts
+ Tamarin's world class left
+ Quality reefbreaks
+ Exotic conditions
+ Moderate prices
- Heavy localism
- Lack of SW exposure
- High population density
- Expensive flights
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Tamarin Bay Star Star 3.5ft 13secs 197° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 15
4
S - SW South Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Souillac Star Star Grey Star 6.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
2
SE - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ilôt Sancho Star Star Star 6.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 6
2
SE - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Black Rocks (Mauritius) Star Star Star 3.5ft 13secs 197° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
3
S - NW Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Graveyards (Mauritius) Star Star Star 6.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
3
SE - SW Northerly High Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Harbour Riviére Noire Star Star 3.5ft 13secs 197° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
3
S - W South Easterly High Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Macondé Star Star Star 6.5ft 13secs 198° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
2
SE - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Darne Grey Star Grey Star 3.5ft 13secs 197° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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