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

Overall: 3.0

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Fort Dauphin Surf Guide

Fort Dauphin in Antanosy is a sheltered beach break. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include wrecks.

Fort Dauphin Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
22.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fort Dauphin:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fort Dauphin with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in June while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
69%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fort Dauphin Location Map

Interactive Fort Dauphin 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 Fort Dauphin is Tolagnaro Airport (FTU) in Madagascar, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Fort Dauphin is Farafangana Airport (RVA), also in Madagascar, 260 km (161 miles) away.

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Fort Dauphin Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 07:08 Local Time
Saturday 08
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
1.7
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.7
SSE
Period (s) 13 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
ESE 15
ESE 20
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Fort Dauphin

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

Wind History at Fort Dauphin

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

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