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Can anyone assist with some surf advice please?We are going to Le Morne and Grande Gaube in September for our honeymoon. We want to surf..

I am struggling to get much solid advice or find much useful info on the surf scene. How local is it, or has a lot of that disappeared now? Ideally i need some mellow waves for my wife to be too, she is a little rusty, scared of sharks and big waves! Lefts preferred. Also, can i organise boats to get to the outer reefs? I dont fancy the long paddles on my own!

Any advice would be really appreciated! Thanks

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1. Re: Surf!

Le Morne and Tamarin Bay is the area for surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing. Its very localised in these two areas but there are shops available where you can hire equipment. I did see some surf shops at Tamarin Bay in my recent visit and some kids surfing.

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2. Re: Surf!

Mauritius isn't really a surfing destination - especially not for beginners as the best surf is beyond the reef and is quite big. When we stayed at Paradis on Le Morne peninsula we saw a couple of guys surfing outside the reef. They had been taken out by boat as it's too far to paddle. Chat to the concierge at your hotel and to the guys who run the boat house - they will be able to put you in contact with boat operators etc.

As Preston says, Tamarin Bay has historically been the best surf spot but over the years this has changed and it's no longer as good as it once was.

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