Andaman Islands

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Lightly populated tropical island chain, governed by India and located in the Bay of Bengal, about 200 miles off the coast of Myanmar; described by Sinbad in the Arabian Nights as a "string of pearls." While small groups of Australian surfers began visiting the Andamans in the early 1980s, the islands weren't revealed to the surf public at large until 1998, when photographer John Callahan, worki...

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