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Latitude: 16° 12.613' N
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From Pointe-à-Pitre take the road to Saint-François. About fifteen kilometer later, you enter a town named Mare-Gaillard. Drive through this little town following the main road. At the end take to the right a little road named "plage du petit havre". At the folowing crossroads take two times the right. park your car. If it works you will find the spot.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Let the old woman in the van keep your keys (Buy her a soda at the end of your session). To join the line-up, you can chose a 5 minutes paddling-out from the beach, or a little walk through the forest on the left of the beach (at high tide only, because you will have to dive). Petit-Havre is only a LEFT wave.
There is generally a good atmosphere during the day. However, the sunset sessions can be crowed and localism sometimes becomes the rules, to surf the best peak.
The best surf spot on the south coast on the Grande-Terre. It is protected from the wind, which make the spot work even if the wind is on-shore. It a less competitive line-up than in Le Moule area, even if good surfers can be present. The most of time there is a cool atmosphere.
By Anonymous , 06-04-2008
Hope to surf there - I will come again in Gwada ( third time ) next week.
I never surf this spot.
I Will try it if it works when il ll be there !
I m a beginner and i hope i can surf this area !
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