Surfing in Senegal
Surf Spots In Senegal
Information about Senegal
Surf Senegal - Quick Facts
LOCATION: Western Africa
LANGUAGE: French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka (No - they are not typos!)
CURRENCY: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (yes it's the good old Communaute Financiere Africaine franc remember that one for the next pub quiz.)
Surf Senegal wins the prize for the best Quick Facts - the languages and currency are just the best!
The Republic of Senegal is situated mid way on the west coast of Africa. It's neighboured by Mauritania to the north and Ginea-Bissau to the south. The capital and largest city is Dakar.
Senegal Surfing Info and Details
Senegal Surf Spot Map
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So how about some useful information on surfing in Senegal. Let's start by saying there is a huge amount of quality spots and and they all have easy access. The low cost of living here is an added bonus for the travelling surfer. The Almadies Peninsula, just outside Dakar has the largest swell window of the Senegal coastline, making it an ideal base for a surf trip. Not only do you benefit from all available swell but also from being able to pick the best break for the wind. Most of the spots currently added are in this region.
November to March is the best time with the winter swells being pushed down from the north. The north and north west swells that arrive can be expected to be in the 2-10ft range - giving good conditions for surfers of all levels. August to October sees smaller but consistent swells in the 3-6ft range. The long dry season should also ensure a pleasant trip.
Senegal's most famous wave is probably the righthander at N'gor beach - one of the classic surf spots featured in Endless Summer.
Surfing Senegal - The Good
Many Good Quality Surf Spots
Surf Senegal - The Bad and the Ugly
Senegal Surfing Conditions
Senegal Swell Size and Senegal Water Temperature
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Barelling Senegal Surf: Photo marta @ malikasurfcamp.com