Surfing in Africa is still in its early stages, but it is rapidly developing. The African continent is attractive because it has a beautiful coastline that stretches for over twenty thousand miles, with plenty of surfing spots along the way. Africa`s surfing spots are generally attractive to those surfers who wish to ride on waves that are less crowded, with South Africa being the number one destination for surfing. Explore the following countries and enjoy riding great waves throughout the coastline of the continent. Here are the top five best surfing spots in Africa.
- South Africa
South Africa has a strong surf culture, so now wonder it attracts large number of surfers from all over the world. Warm weather and over two thousand kilometers of waves are couple of reasons in favor of South Africa when it comes to surfing. In South Africa you will find variety of waves and one of the best surfing spots in the country is Jeffery`s Bay. The average height of swells here is over twelve feet, so it is a very attractive surfing spot.
Senegal`s waves are without crowds despite the fact that their west and north swells range between two and ten feet. Most popular camps for surfing in the country are N’gor and Malika, while Dakar is the most popular surfing spot due to its exposure to both southern and northern hemisphere swells patterns. N’gor Island is well worth visiting because there you can wind some pretty impressive swell sizes.
Mozambique is located in the southern part of the continent and has a very long coastline of nearly three thousand kilometers. Ponto d’Ouro and Imhambane are places to go if you wish to find beautiful waves, and great thing about Mozambique is that it gets waves all year long and the sea temperature is always pleasantly warm. Besides mentioned, other great surfing spots in the country are Guinjala Bay, Barra Beach and Tofinho.
Ghana does not have a very strong surfing scene or very long coastline, but it has some very attractive surfing spots. One of the places that emerged as very strong surfing spot is the village of Busua. There you will find numerous surf camps and shops for various types of surfers. Most surfers here are foreigners looking for an attractive spot to surf. Other popular surfing spots in Ghana include Mutrakni, Takoradi and Dixcove.
Morocco is popular tourist destination in Africa and it is becoming bigger and bigger place for surfing and catching great waves. One of the most popular surfing spots in the country is the village of Taghazout, which became a top spot for surfers from all over the world. The waves there go high up to fifteen feet and the season between October and March is when the waves are the biggest. Plenty of sunshine and warm sea waters are couple of other reasons that put Morocco into top five destinations for surfing in Africa.