Extras (NOT included):
Extras (NOT included):
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|Check-In / Check-out Times||Check-In: 14:00-16:00 / Check-Out: 11:30|
|Equipment||Not available. Please don’t forget to bring your own|
|Payment & Cancellation Policy||Standard: Reservation caution required | Remaining amount to pay at Destination | Free cancellation up to 15 days before check-in | Cancellation less than 15 days before check-in or No-Show, only the reservation caution will be charged|
|Payments accepted at Destination||Cash|
|Closing dates||Open all year round!|
|How to Get There||Speed Boat|
|Room Type||Double sea view|
|Surf Levels||Intermediate, Experienced|
|Facilities||Sports facilities, Chill-out area, Living room, service boat|
|Services||Surf Lessons, Surf Guiding (Surfari), Transfers|
|Surf Breaks||Reef Break, Point Break|
|Extra Activities||Snorkelling, Whale Watching, Boat trips|
|Suited for||Solo travelers, Couples, Groups, Family with children|
|Beach Distance||right at the beach!|
|Airport Distance||52 kms (Tulear)|
|Languages Spoken||English, Portuguese, French|
|Total number of People||8 or 12|
|Total number of Rooms||4|
|Total number of Bathrooms||5|
|All rooms with private bathroom?||yes|
Tulear with an average of 36cm (14”in) rainfall makes it the junction between a tropical west coast and the desert south. The southern regions (Vezo, Antandroy) show a bushy kind of vegetation, with spiny desert and unique flora varieties: baobab-like plants, thickets, euphorbias, didiereaceas, aloes and bottle trees. The dry season lasts 9 months from March to Nov and even during summer. Ifaty is rather shrubby with grassy savannahs, palm trees and tamarind trees fed by muddy rivers in the estuaries, deltas and mangroves. During winter, air temps hover around 28°C (82°F), while the water temps rarely dip below 23ºC (75ºF), but take a shorty for windy days.
Wild ringtail lemurs live near St Augustin Bay, where a visit to the Sarodrano Cave is a must. Active travellers spending a night in Tulear have to check the local clubs (an open mind is required) and dance the Minotsobe. Bird watching in Anakao and awesome forest hikes around Ifaty. Also some good dive sites.
Each private bungalow comes with ocean & beach views, private terrace, double bed and a single bed en-suite.
We have a large fully staffed communal restaurant / bar / video analysis / chill out area perched on top of a hill providing breathtaking 360 degree views of the beach, the bush and the multiple surf line ups breaking on the outer reef.
You will have all your meals cooked by our chef from fresh local organic produce, surf guiding, video analysis coaching (by request from pro surf coach Justin West and also Pilates & Stretching sessions by request.
Measuring 1600km (1000mi) in length and 650km (406mi) across at its widest, Madagascar is the world’s 4th largest island.
A mountainous central ‘spine’ separates the permanently damp east from the drier west and sub-desert south.
Thanks to an difficult access and an exaggerated reputation for sharks found mainly on the East coast and 10 km offshore only a small number sighted close inshore, Madagascar is the surfing worlds biggest secret spot! With nearly 5000km (3125mi) of coastline, there is huge potential.
Our surf lodge local spots have a 270° swell window, facing directly into the SW swells with mainly offshore conditions and 700km (438mi) of varied coral reef to explore.
The surf lodge main reef has five main exclusive surf spots suiting all ability levels.
We can also arrange exploration of new undiscovered spots for surfers wth an adventurous spirit.
When to Go:
Low pressure systems moving east, away from South Africa pump swell up and along the Mozambique Channel. SW-facing reefs will receive up to 12ft (4m) surf but most of the quality surf will have to wrap around the NW-facing reefs so SE trades can blow fully offshore. From April to September, expect regular swells producing 4-12ft (1.2-4m).
Unlike the rest of Madagascar, the tide factor rises in the Mozambique Channel and can reach 6ft (2m) on spring tides, which is enough to bring the live coral close to the surface and cause slow navigation at low tide in the lagoon.