Whilst the area has been explored since at least the 1970s, a turbulent political past and continuing conflict mean untapped potential continues to be discovered. A latitude similar to Indonesia means consistent exposure to roaring forties swell, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere winter months. An abundance of softer swell facing beachbreaks is interrupted by a series of good looking pointbreak setups, but access is strictly for the committed independent traveller with the exception of Sao Tome.
Surfer friendly places to stay near some great surf spots. Including camp-sites, hostels, hotels, B&Bs and surf lodges.