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

Overall: 2.8

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Chefs Surf Guide

Chefs in Vezo Reefs is an exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south.There is a left hand point break here. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include coral, sharks and rocks.

Chefs Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chefs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chefs occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Chefs (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Chefs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in February while 65% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
65%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Chefs Location Map

Interactive Chefs surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Chefs is Toliara Airport (TLE) in Madagascar, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Chefs is Morombe Airport (MXM), also in Madagascar, 215 km (134 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Chefs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 07:41 Local Time
Sunday 11
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 15
SE 20
SSW 30
SSW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Chefs

Surf stats for Chefs, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Chefs

Wind stats for Chefs, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Chefs. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Chefs:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.