While it turns out “Santosha” wasn’t actually a place, nor was the wave even a discovery, that’s missing the point. “What is so amazing to me, here in 2017, having just watched the Mick Fanning right-hander go from “mystery” to Google-pinned in less than 72 hours, is how long Santosha remained a mystery. ” Matt writes. “As far as I can tell, it wasn’t publicly outed as Tamarin Bay, Mauritius, until 1985. Twelve years! “And I do indeed remember, and miss, a notion that nearly all surfers shared throughout the 1970s, which was to keep a lid on breaks that hadn’t yet been ID’d.
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