Looking for a truly new and unique surfing experience? Perfect uncrowded waves all year round in a tropical paradise setting, Madagascar remains one of the last fully unexplored surfing frontiers on the planet. Located in the middle of the Mozambique Channel to the north west of Reunion Island and Mauritius, Madagascar is your true deep in the heart of Africa surfing experience! The Tulear region including the 60km stretch of coastline between Ifaty and Anakao lays host to more than 18 breaks which are accessible by boat only. At least 12 of these breaks are world class on their day. We have a left hand reef break that looks like a mini Teahupoo and another two which are twice as long as Saint Leu in Reunion Island. We also have a right hander that resembles Kirra in it's heyday as well as large variety of other waves suitable for all levels of surfers, and to top it off the surf is consistent all year round and the weather and climate excellent for surfing !!!
NO CROWDS AND PERFECT
WAVES WITH JUST YOU AND
YOUR MATES GUARANTEED !!!
INDO WITHOUT THE CROWDS !!!
HAD ENOUGH OF GETTING THE LEFTOVERS. LOCATED JUST TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN WE HAVE THE SAME QUALITY WAVES AS INDO WITHOUT ALL THE HUSSLE AND BUSSLE. NO JOE PROS HOGGING ALL THE WAVES AND LEAVING YOU TO FIGHT OVER WHATS LEFT. SHARING IS CARING AND HERE EVERYBODY GETS THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THE SET WAVES. THE STRETCH OF COASTLINE BETWEEN IFATY AND ANAKAO LAYS HOST TO NUMEROUS BREAKS SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS OF SURFER AND INCLUDES WORLD CLASS WAVES SUCH AS FLAMEBALLS, TT’S, GOOGLES, OUTERS, JAMMIES, SECONDS, THE SLAB AND JOEYS WHICH ARE STRICTLY ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT ONLY. WE'LL BE MIXING IT UP WITH THE LOCALS IN THE COOLEST LITTLE FISHING VILLAGES AND HAVE THE MEANS AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE TO GET YOU TO THE BEST WAVES ON OFFER EVERYDAY GUARANTEED!!!
PEAK SEASON RATES FROM 01 MAY - 30 SEPTEMBER 2014
8 DAYS AND 7 NIGHTS INCLUDING MEET & GREET, ALL SURF DESTINATION AND OUTER REEF TRANSFERS, ACCOMMODATION IN TULEAR BASE CAMP HOTEL AND BEACHFRONT BUNGALOWS IN IFATY-MANGILY, SARODRANO AND ANAKAO PLUS LOCAL SURF GUIDE AND TRIP ADVISOR ....
Winter peak season rates - 295€pp per week on twin share
Valid for travel from 01 May to 30 September 2014 - Extra days 42,50€. Single traveller rate 350€ per week extra days 50€
Summer Special - 245€ per person for 8 days & 7 nights on twin share
Valid for travel from 01 October 2014 to 30 Avril 2015 - Extra days 35€. Single traveller rate 295€ per week extra days 42,50€
Gash Pack Mobile Surf Tour inclusions:
The next discovery trip will be leaving Tulear on 15 September. Our itinerary will take us to Sarodrano and the world class breaks of TT´s and Outers then on through Anakao and the legendary left hand reef break of Flameballs. As we continue south we will pass through Behelouka host to its own mini Cloudbreak before heading down through the secret spots of Ambola and Itampoule before winding up in the surfers goldmine of waves around Androka. On board will be your experienced captain and owner of the catamaran Pete with first mate and ripper Craig who on the last DX1 to Morombe, whilst in the middle of a greenpeace style rescue mission, surfed on the back of a hump back whale!!! Our specialist guide is Tony Ratkins who has been living here for 20+ years and was one of the pioneer surfers to discover Tamarin Bay in Mauritius, and Saint Leu in Réunion Island who will be backed up by yours truly the local Tulear Gash guide. There is available place for another 4 surfers only. We will be surfing numerous reef passes, coral atolls, and outer islands that have never been surfed before so if you are interested in jumping on board the surf trip of a lifetime with zero crowd factor please contact us ASAP!
Yves B - Switzerland August 2013
This place is a surfers paradise. Packed with world class waves and no crowds. Blair made sure we were out at the best spot every day. Great operation he has here. Book a trip with Blair and you are guaranteed to not be dissapointed!
Sean D - USA August 2013
" Mada Surf Tours, vraiment le bon plan pour passer le séjour dont nous rêvons tous, déconnecté avec de top vagues à la clés, seul au monde... enfin presque: Avec Blair le seul guide capable sur 24h, de te commander un top spot, des vagues world class et un show de 5 baleines à 2 m de la pirogue pendant une heure... Bref difficile de faire mieux!!! Amateurs de bonnes aventure... Lets go!!! Merci Blair et à bientôt..." TRANSLATION: " Mada Surf Tours, the real deal dream holiday, off the beaten track with insane waves all to yourself ... well almost : With Blair the only guide capable in a 24 hour timeframe of finding you a world class break with perfect waves and to top it off, a show of whales swimming around the boat for an hour ... bloody hard act to beat !!! Adventure fans jump on board !!! Thanks Blair and see you soon ..."
Olivier, Ile de La Réunion - August 2013
Mada Surf Tours m'a fait découvrir des endroits paradisiaques tels que Sarodrano, Anakao, Mangily ... J'ai surfé des vagues magnifiques grace aux connaissances de Blair sur les conditions météorologiques, c'étais génial! De plus; il n'y a personne dans l'eau, ni surfeurs ni requins. Alors si vous avez en assez d'etre 20 surfeurs au line up ou que les requins vous empechent de pratiquer votre sport favori alors c'est à Tulear que vous devez aller!et si vous aimez faire la fete, Tulear est l'endroit idéal, j'y suis allé 2 fois déja et je retourne une 3éme. J'adore cet endroit. Merci Blair pour tout, le meilleure guide de surf que j'ai jamais rencontré ! TRANSLATION: Mada Surf Tours helped me discover the most insane places such as Sarodrano, Anakao, and Mangily ... I surfed perfect waves thanks to Blair's local knowledge of the breaks and surf conditions, it was awesome! As well it is totally uncrowded, no surfers or sharks, so if you're sick of getting hassled by 20 guys in the line up, or the shark factor is keeping you out of the water Tulear is the place you want to be! To top it off if you like partying you won't find any better!! I have already been twice and am heading back for the third time, just can't get enough of this place!! Thanks for everything Blair, the best surf guide I have ever met!
Youn L, Shark Island - September 2013
If you're after action and adventure look no further! Mada Surf Tours is like a hybrid mixture of the perfect surf trip set in a wild west background, never a dull moment, between surfing perfect waves with just yourself and the crew, discovering all these wild little fishing villages up and down the coast, eating the freshest and cheapest seafood you've ever seen, and the hectic partying in Tulear, this place has it all! In the words of "Arnie I'll be back!!" and that's for sure! Thanks for everything Blair, you da man mate, no way I could have ever done it without ya, you're onto a winner here, only thing I could add is, don't change anything including yaself, bloody legend !!!
Simon M, England - October 2013
Four surf trips in one! The extreme diversity and beauty of each location offers a new and unique experience each time you set sail, from the perfect beachbreaks and raging nitelife of Tulear to the absolutely virgin beauty and tranquility of the tiny fishing village in Sarodrano, with the most perect array of breaks you have ever seen, you'd be hard pressed to find a better set up anywhere in the world! Add on top of that the super little laid back village of Mangily and the sublime waves at Ifaty reef then throw in Anakao and the insane waves at Flameballs and this place will just blow your mind! Blair has got the whole place totally wired and thanks to his local knowledge he sets you up with the killer program according to the conditions from day to day ... couldn't praise you enough my friend, keep up the good work and hope to get back to your little slice of paradise as soon as possible!!!
James D, Ireland - October 2013
Place sucks big time! Shitty waves, crowded and full of sharks. Expensive as, horrible dirty locals, fat ugly chicks, and theives everywhere, to be avoided at all costs!! Be back for sure haha!!
Jamie B, South Africa - November 2013
Waves were small but consistent with just us and Blair in the water every surf. He took us to some magic little places which were out of this world, a real culture shock and marvellous discovery trip. Thanks for everything and good luck with your tours.
Steve and Jade, Wales - November 2013
The Tulear area of Madagascar has some great empty waves. The problem is the surf is fickle and remote (boat access). Tony has the knowledge and equipment to get you to the waves. His prices are fair and so is he (a rare thing in Mada!). He speaks English and French and has a lot of practical info about the area. If you are spending the time and money to go to Tulear to surf, contact Tony before your trip. Enjoy!
Mark H, USA - December 2013
Ayant fait un peu le tour du monde des destinations surf, j'ai finalement choisi Mada cet hiver de Février... il y a des noirs partout...il fait chaud !! ...des vagues de partout sans personne...des villages de pêcheurs magiques surtout entre toralia et anakao, ask Tony...life night à tulear... à ne pas manquer !! ...des filles magnifiques.. pour les célibataires...et Tony Blair !!! toujours là pour t'accompagner dans de nouvelles expériences et te guider à travers les coutumes locals, avec lui c'est no limits just name it : cool dude. Bon, je pourrais encore écrire quelques pages sur ce trip.. mais le mieux... vous savez. Go !! PS : Avant d'y aller, il est fortement conseillé de faire une petite prépa physique : ça surf vraiment..et Tony rigole pas, il surf hard !! Si vous commencé le surf c est ok quand même, il vous trouvera la vague qui vous convient ..Encore merçi à toi Tony pour ce super trip, et see u soon !! next year !!
TRANSLATION: After already having visited most of the major surf destinations in the planet, in February this winter I finally decided to check out Madagascar ... to resume there are natives everywhere, its stinkin hot, waves everywhere with not a person in sight, the most insane little fishing villages especially between Toliara and Anakao, just ask Tony, the night life in Tulear a must see and do, the hottest chicks if youre single of course, ... and Tony Blair!!! always by your side guiding you through new experiences and filling you in on the local customs, with him the skys the limit, just name and its done! I could write a whole chapter on my trip but the best idea is to just GO!!! PS. Before leaving its strongly recommended to do some serious training cause you will surf big time and Tony doesnt muck around, he surfs full on!!! Otherwise if youre just a learner Tony will find a suitable spot for you and make sure youre ok ... Thanks again Tony for such a great surf trip and see you soon, until next year !!!!
Alex G, Southern France - February 2014
I Just spend 4 weeks in Madagascar surfing the most perfect uncrowded waves i ever seen. There is almost always a place to surf and Blair always knows where the place to go is. Book here and you will have a fantastic trip.
Kristan F, Denmark - March 2014
Thanks for an epic mission! Can't believe there are still places where you can get PERFECT and UNCROWDED waves!! All the organisation and transfers were super smooth and cannot wait to get back! Surely it will be a selling point that you can get waves named after ya? Haha, cheers mate!
Brett L, Laity Peak SA - April 2014
Salut l équipe! encore merci pour ce séjour , l accueil , ces bons moments , et surtout toutes ces belles vagues!!!!! bonne continuation ! a bientôt! TRANSLATION: Hey guys, thanks again for the trip, the welcome, the good times, and especially all those perfect waves!!! Good luck and see you soon !
Mathieu P, Saint Leu - May 2014
One of most authentic adventure surf trips I have been on! Blair takes care of you from the moment you step off the plane. From fun waist high to cranking overhead freight trains...he will find it for you! Will be back.
Mark B, South Africa - May 2014
We spent one month surfing in Madagascar June-July 2014 with Mada Surf Tours and it was AWESOME! Pumping huge uncrowded waves in various spots, whales jumping on the background...you really couldn't wish more. Ben, our guide was doing an awesome job bringing us to the best spots depending an the swell, wind etc... Even though the swell was huge; he could find waves suiting to everybody's level. As we could not speak French, Ben's French was a huge help when organizing the accommodation and food in the small fisher villages. Food was super delicious, people friendly and happy...We are definitely going back one day!
Meri T, Finland - June 2014
Thanks again for the awesome trip! We had Really Good waves and an amzing time with Ben and Raly. Still stoked when I watch the pics. Hope I can come back some day and surf with u guys again.
Andre F, Germany - June 2014
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for our fantastic “Dads ’n Lads” Mada Surf adventure. We had a ball !!!!! Mada is a special place and it was great to be shown around by someone like yourself. Tom still (daily) educates me as to how things should be done “‘cos that’s what Blair says”. In between the late boards, taxi breakdowns, cancelled flights etc. (all part of the adventure) we had an amazing trip spending good times with our boys, friends and a world class surf guide. As much as we enjoyed The Right at Mangilly the highlight of my trip was our arvie session at JellyBabies. I seriously had more fun that afternoon than I’ve had anywhere else in the world!!!! Fun waves, all to ourselves – who could ask for more? And then to boat back to what can only be described as beach paradise accommodation, eating fresh cray’s off the flames of a beach fire, washed down with a few THB’s and then sleeping 25m from the ocean edge, to wake up in the dark ready for the dawnie and start it all over again…..heaven on earth!!!! Anakao really is a special place!
Darrell H, Durban SA - June 2014
Great trip, great service, Blair and Ben worked really hard to make sure that everything went as smooth as possible. I Surfed 12 different waves in 8 days and have been to many surf locations around the world but none like this one. I will be back. Cheers!
Paul A, West Oz -July 2014
Vagues parfaites, 9 jours de surf sur 10, ambiance roots super sympa, organisation tip top du boss Blair et de Ben, bonne bouffe et plus si affinités. Bref j'ai juste envie d'y retourner avec un peu plus de patate . A bientôt TRANSLATION - Perfect waves, 9 days surf out of 10, really cool back to the roots style, super smooth organisation from the boss Blair and the guide Ben, great food and a killer bonus plan to boot. Fully amped to get back. See you guys soon!
Dom P, La Reunion - July 2014