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West Africa Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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Conditions Summary
 Baie des Carpes
Grey Star
3ft 8secs 334° 10mph W - Onshore - 262°
 Club Med
 
3ft 8secs 334° 10mph W - Onshore - 262°
 Corniche Ouest
 
3ft 8secs 334° 10mph W - Onshore - 262°
 Dakar
Grey Star
3ft 8secs 334° 10mph W - Onshore - 262°
 Le Virage
Grey Star
3ft 8secs 334° 10mph W - Onshore - 262°
 N'gor Lefts
Grey Star
3ft 8secs 334° 10mph W - Onshore - 262°
 N'gor Rights
Grey Star
3ft 8secs 334° 10mph W - Onshore - 262°
Add a New Surf SpotRegional Overview
Centred around the Almadies Peninsula near Dakar in Senegal, swell mainly propagates down from the hyperactive North Atlantic, especially during the winter months. Although occasional south swells do occur. West African surfing was popularised by Endless Summer but the reality now is far more developed. There is no lack of quality waves during the autumn and winter months and Mauritania to the north and The Gambia to the south also hold the possibility of excellent waves. Mauritania has the possibility of holding as many quality waves as Morocco but access is tricky and its potential is only just being explored. The known Gambia is mainly beach breaks but some is still left to be explored. Water quality can be an issue around the major towns and river-mouths. Offshore winds are predominantly from the west but around Dakar multiple wind options present themselves. Sea temperatures vary between 17° to 27°C and 62°F to 81°F.
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News Image Surf the Amazon
Imagine surfing the world’s longest wave, up the world’s greatest river, miles from civilisation and deep within the most impressive rainforest on earth. Adventure tour operator Ativa Adventures wants to make that image reality by offering trips for advanced surfers to ride the mighty Pororoca tidal bore on the Amazon River in Brazil. This is an extreme adventure, with real dangers, and miles away from civilisation. Crocodiles, snakes, piranhas, and a wall of white water tearing up everything in its path... But if we get it right, and we have everything in place to ensure that we do, you will experience the most beautiful sight a surfer will EVER get to see. Amazing lefts and rights, barrels that last for minutes, all while surrounded by the stunning, ecologically diverse and completely fascinating Amazon rainforest. Here is an extract from a journal kept by one of our first travellers to the Pororoca:
News Image ASP Women’s World Title Race Heats Up at Billabong Girls Pro Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Wednesday, September 3, 2008) – The ASP Top 17 will return to Brazil this coming week to prepare for the Billabong Girls Pro Rio, event No 4 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, and with the race for the ASP Women’s World Title in full swing, the performance levels are sure to be heightened in the playful beachbreaks of Barra de Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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