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La Gauche ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.5

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La Gauche Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell S | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.0 °C

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Monday, 27 May 2019, 12:06 Local time
Monday 27
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 20
S 20
SSE 30
Wind State cross cross-

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La Gauche in Vezo Reefs is an exposed point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south.The waves is a point break that peels left. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include coral, sharks and rocks.

Madagascar wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Behakio, 2 km from La Gauche.

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La Gauche Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tulear Toliara, 28 km from La Gauche.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
22.6 °C

Current weather near La Gauche

Overall La Gauche Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Town and city forecasts close to La Gauche:

  • Closest city location
    14 mi
  • Second closest city location
    63 mi
  • Third closest city location
    85 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    129 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    190 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to La Gauche is Toliara Airport (TLE) in Madagascar, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to La Gauche is Morombe Airport (MXM), also in Madagascar, 158 km (98 miles) away.
La Gauche break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for La Gauche, West. Use the tab navigation above to view La Gauche sea temperature, La Gauche photographs, La Gauche detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, La Gauche webcams, current wind from West live weather stations and La Gauche tide predictions. The Madagascar swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Madagascar and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Madagascar wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around La Gauche.