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Tropical to subtropical African island nation, roughly two and a half times the size of Great Britain, located about 240 miles southeast of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean. Surfing's origins in Madagascar are unknown. An economically disastrous Marxist revolution in 1975 all but sealed off the country from visitors, and if any surfers explored Madagascar before that point their visits have gone u...

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