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La Gauche Surf Guide

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.

La Gauche Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
27.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Gauche:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Gauche 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 La Gauche (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing La Gauche 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Gauche Location Map

Interactive La Gauche 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 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.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
La Gauche Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 04:47 Local Time
Tuesday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at La Gauche

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

Wind History at La Gauche

Wind stats for La Gauche, 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 La Gauche. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/rivermouth
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    21km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    42km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    46km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    50km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Gauche: