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Go to Ft. Dauphin or Tulear and look for a guide. Ask them to take you to Lavanono. You will need to rent a 4X4 and drive for at least 8 hours if the roads are good. There are accomodations when you get there.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movement
- Rips / undertow
The bigger the better. An epic wave at double overhead. Winds are typically side-shore, good for windsurfers.
Super isolated Malagasy village. Incredible coastal desert with spiny forest. Epic trip. Stay two weeks to guarantee waves.
I've travelled a lot. This place is the most memorable. The waves are good but the experience is better.
By Anonymous , 13-09-2010
surftrip - Hey, anybody interested in a surf trip in mada??? I live and work in Tana. I have a car and 2 boards. So if anybody is interested to join me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I speak french which helps a lot here!
By Simon , 09-09-2006
Good surf but very windy - Lavanono does have some good waves, no doubt. I stayed there for two weeks in May 2004 and we got three swells in that period. One swell got to a good size, double overhead out the back of the point. I was with my girlfriend - no other surfers around for the whole two weeks so the day it got big was a bit wasted. I had two, one hour surfs - its amazing what thoughts start running through your head when your way out on the point waiting for a set all alone. So yeah, I shit myself a bit, not really due to the waves, it was the though of entering the food chain that kept my senses on full alert. All part of the fun I suppose. Discovered another nice left reef about 20 min walk past the fishing village. Think its a small wave spot cause on this day the point was almost flat.Have fun, go and explore - you´ll definately get uncrowded and decent waves in Lavanono. Oh yeah - if youre into using wind to get your speed - this is the place for you.
By forbesy , 07-06-2006
spot on - i was there about 10 years ago.....the summation of the place is spot on...just one extra-summertime it is HOT ,the hottest temperatures i've experienced....dont go if you're not up for roughing it a little
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