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West Africa Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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Conditions Summary
 Baie des Carpes
Star Star Grey Star Grey Star
5ft 13secs 331° 11mph NNW - Onshore - 336°
 Club Med
Star Star Star
5ft 13secs 331° 11mph NNW - Cross/offshore - 336°
 Corniche Ouest
Star Star Star
5ft 13secs 331° 11mph NNW - Cross/offshore - 336°
 Dakar
Star Star Star Grey Star
5ft 13secs 331° 11mph NNW - Cross/onshore - 336°
 Le Virage
Star Star Grey Star Grey Star
5ft 13secs 331° 11mph NNW - Onshore - 336°
 N'gor Lefts
Star Star Grey Star Grey Star
5ft 13secs 331° 11mph NNW - Onshore - 336°
 N'gor Rights
Star Star Grey Star Grey Star
5ft 13secs 331° 11mph NNW - Onshore - 336°
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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Local News
News Image Habagat’s Irony, The beauty and the destruction
With its typically placid waters the Davao Gulf is not known for any surfing grounds, however the month of August heralds a climatic exception when the placid waters give way to the monsoon waves of Habagat. The season lasts a little over a month and this year it has been one the most active monsoons for some time with large stretches of the coastline drastically altered by the ravages of the flooding waves and many unfortunate coastal communities having their lives turned upside down. Local victims of these erratic climatic patterns are substantiating what climatologists have started to term as collateral damage from western emissions. Few locals see any benefit from these changes and the damaging waves, but the angry forces of nature bring a paradox of both pleasure and pain. For the few local surfers the coastline was lit up. The power and beauty of nature’s energy in its most raw form unfolded upon their shores exposing how the coastline of Davao Gulf is perfectly moulded for the art and sport of Surfing
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