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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 (6)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Calibishie||3 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced 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 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.
By allancarsonsmith , 31-07-2011
moving to dominica - my girl got a job at ross so we are moving down. I on the other hand am gonna be unempoloyed and plan to surf my ass off. I will have a car so any one who wants to surf hit me up! also wondering about access to things like fresh board if i break one. Is there a surf shop on the island? Any way wanna make friends Email me email@example.com. I can bring stuff from the us is there is any thing y'all need. so glad I found a sight that dose not think that dominica is the DR.
By Anonymous , 11-05-2010
Best time to surf Dominica - I was thinking about going to surf Dominica this summer around late July. How is the surf that time of year?
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