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Sal Surfing

West Africa > Cape Verde
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The Cape Verde islands are the southernmost group in the boomerang shaped archipelago of Macaronesia. Made up of 10 major islands, the Cape Verde's were used as a stopping off point for the slave ships heading over to the Americas, and descendants of these slaves have mixed with the Portuguese settlers. Previously known as Lhana, Sal is the flattest island and the main tourist entry point because it is home to the worlds longest airstrip (4.2km/2.6mi), which is enough tarmac for the Space Shuttle to land! The surf potential was first discovered in the late ?80?s, by windsurfers in Santa Maria on Sal. With dominant NE trades and consistent NW swells, the west facing lava reefs hold swells up to 8ft.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
19 - 23°C
springsuit
19 - 24°C
springsuit
20 - 25°C
boardshorts
22 - 27°C
boardshorts
23 - 26°C
boardshorts
21 - 25°C
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+ No crowds
+ Shapely reef waves
+ Further exploration possibilities
+ Windsurfing heaven
+ Guaranteed sunshine
- Inconsistent swells
- Open to the wind
- Flat desert landscape
- Fairly expensive
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ponta Preta Star 5ft 11secs 327° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Boulders 15
4
NW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Monte Leão Grey Star 5ft 11secs 327° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 8
2
SW - N North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Alibaba Star 5ft 11secs 327° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 12
4
NW - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Curral Joul Star 5ft 11secs 327° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 18
3
NW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Fragata Grey Star 5ft 11secs 327° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 6
1
N - E Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Ponta do Sino Grey Star 5ft 11secs 327° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 6
1
SW - NE Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Rife Star 5ft 11secs 327° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 12
2
SW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Santa Maria Grey Star 5ft 11secs 327° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 6
1
SW - NE Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Spoutnik Grey Star 5ft 11secs 327° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 8
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SW - NE North Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Salamansa Star 3ft 9secs 7° 7mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Fontana Star 3ft 10secs 14° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
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NW - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Palmeira Star 3ft 10secs 14° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 8
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NW - NE Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Ponta Brava Star 2.5ft 10secs 13° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Boa Vista Bahia Star 5ft 10secs 21° 14mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Sabi Sabi - São Nicolau Grey Star 2.5ft 8secs 179° 11mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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