Africa, still wild and untamed in many places, but also exciting and thrilling especially for surfers looking for that perfect wave. If you’re ready to explore our continent, discovering the 10 best surfing spots is a great way to start.
Starting with our Skeleton Coast, this epic meeting of surf, sun and sand delivers the best lefthander in the world and is one of the sport’s best kept secrets.
The home of the Supertubes where the waves are perfectly formed and super-fast. J-Bay, as it is affectionately known, also hosts the annual Billabong Pro surfing challenge in July, smack bang in the middle of the beach’s best surfing season.
This is the beach where the surfers put on their big boy surf suits and participate in one of the legs of the Red Bull Big Wave competition. Located at Hout Bay, Cape Town and boasting waves from 4m to 8m high, the Dungeon is the surf spot for the brave.
The beaches along the Durban coastline are classed as some of the most consistent of surfing spots where the regular swells, good winds and warm Indian ocean combine to provided a great year-round surfing spot.
From South Africa, we head up north to Ponta do Ouro. With its long waves, it’s known as Mozambique’s most famous right pointbreak.
Another awesome beach on Africa’s east coast, Tofinho Point is a spot that’s just right for surfers of all levels of experience. And while you’re not surfing, there’s some amazing reef formations to experience, just let the locals show you where.
Imagine a 500m long wave, just waiting to be conquered… that’s what the right-hander at N’gor Beach is famous for. So famous in fact it was featured in the 1964 surfing movie, Endless Summer. Although a trendy little place, it is still far enough away from the madding crowd for pros to enjoy the escape.
South of the country’s capital is the Almadies Peninsula, a favourite surfers’ hangout. Secret Spot and Ouakam Right are considered the region’s hottest spots. However, all in all, the Almadies, offers great waves, heights and speeds for all surfers.
Here waves start at the 1m high mark and can swell to about 4m, and stretch up to 500m. According to SurfInn, the “break is a mix of sand and reef bottom with 3 different sections where you can go for cover-ups and turns at the first two sections and the last one just gets quite hollow and fast.”
Considered the country’s most challenging surf spot, it’s also one of the most thrilling. Named for the boiler of a shipwreck off the coast, it not only lures pro-surfers to its epic beaches, but pro photographers in search of the ultimate surfing pic.
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