Forgotten Island of Santosha

June 14, 2012 | Surf Movies

Forgotten Island of Santosha

"Forgotten Island of Santosha" is a surfing documentary by surfer Larry Yates that chronicles Yates and Rick Ely's travels through the South Seas in pursuit of waves.

In addition to surfing footage, the film also records tribal dances, and religious processions. Mauritius has gained an exotic image in the heart of surfers thanks to this 1974 surf movie.

The film focused largely on Tamarin Bay, a perfect wave that became a symbol of escapism. The spot had been surfed since the early 1960s, but the epic 8-10-foot swell featured in the film captured the attention of the surfing world.


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