Island known for its exuberant nature and unique in the world, Madagascar is also known for its many sandy beaches majestically dominated by coconut trees. What is less known are the many surf spots around the Big Island where you can see the left and right of this island still very little visited.
A discipline still little known in Madagascar
If you disembark at Tana for your stay in Madagascar, you will not be able to guess that Madagascar is a destination which shelters several localities ideal for the practice of surfing. A large part of the population is even unaware of the existence of sport. During this last decade, some small towns discovered by Westerners visiting the island are beginning to develop. The main advantage of the Malagasy coasts is to have reefs open to the immensity of the sea and which create waves of very high quality and suitable for all levels. In addition, the setting for thrill seekers is particularly idyllic and worth a visit, if only for tropical postcard landscapes. Many other spots surely exist, but are just waiting to be discovered. A few years ago, two young Malagasy surf enthusiasts decided to create the first surf school to allow Malagasy to discover and appreciate this discipline. Located in Mahambo, 90 km north of the city of Toamasina (Tamatave), this school is called Summer Session meets European safety standards.
The best spots of Madagascar
In addition to the spots in the village of Mahambo that offer beautiful waves, Madagascar has a world famous place in the extreme south of Madagascar, the village of Lavanono. For information, Lavanono means long breast of by the bread of sugar which served as a reference to the navigators. For a long time inaccessible, the village of Lavanono is today served by a track starting from Fort Dauphin. Located not far from Cape Sainte-Marie, the southern tip of the Big Island, the Lavanono region also has an exceptional ecosystem. Between two waves, take the opportunity to explore this exceptionally rich nature. In the south-eastern part of the island, a few dozen kilometers south of the city of Toliara, Anakao also has some exhilarating spots off the sandy beaches. The waves of reefs offer left of anthology where the more experienced will be able to execute technical figures. In the north of the country, near the city of Antsiranana, Sakalava Bay offers some spots with waves of good quality. The wind blowing on the bay makes it especially a paradise for the windsurfers and the followers of the windsurfing.