Heaven feels amazing. The view and the ocean from these spots are something one can never get over.
People say, take a walk by the sea and you will come back feeling like a whole new person. I think I second that. Being in Africa, exploring through the different countries and seeing the best spots to choose from when surfing, was a great adventure and I wouldn’t mind doing again.
The 5 best surf spots:
- The Boilers – Morocco.
Located South of the Lighthouse, Cap Rhir, an old ship boiler gives its name to the beautiful place. With vertical line, and strong heavy winds barging onto the walls and sharp rocks. Experts who have advised me here, say that it is tricky getting in and out of the heavy blows. This specific location is far bigger than Tarhazoute so it gets pretty crowded.
Best time to visit this place will be during the winter, April to September, due to the heavy swells resulting in the North Atlantic Ocean. The best spots to surf are easily accessible and Morocco has wild winters. Cost of living is cheap and the local culture is interesting and diverse.
Other best surfing spots in Morocco.
• The Anchor spots.
• Panoramas – for beginners
• Essaouira beach
• Magic bay, Imsouane
- The Almadies and N’Gor Island – Senegal
The best spots in Senegal to surf at, originally named ‘Cabo Verde or Cape Green’ by Portuguese explorers and located near the Southern tip. Facing one of the prominent Goree Islands, further West of the Capital of Senegal. With much more than the scenic view. This can be said to be one of the best surfers’ spots with waves coming from different compass directions. The surges here can come from the West to the North with a direct 260 turn, making it much more exciting for surfers who constantly want a variety of waves.
The best time to come surf is in January and at an affordable rate. The hottest spots to surf are the Secret spot and world-class Ouakom.
Featured in one of the famous movies, ‘Endless Summer.’ N’Gor Island is definitely one of the most classical spots for surfers who know how to best spot a good wave coming. The N’Gor is one location where they are easy pop-by, where you can easily grab a snack, sit-in restaurant, and obviously the beaches.
Other surf spots in Senegal.
- Jeffrey’s Bay – South Africa
Just halfway between Durban and Cape Town lies one of the best surf spots in the world. Considered to be one of the famous spots to surf, with surfing competitions across the globe and the annual Pro surfing competition that takes place every July because of its awesome waves. This spot is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa about an hour’s drive out of Port Elizabeth, and definitely, one to never miss. The Supertubes has been located as one of the best spots to surf.
Other surf spots in South Africa are:
• Nahoon reef
• Cape St Francis
• Outer Kom
- Praia do Tofo – Mozambique
Even though it has been considered one of the best beaches in the Mozambique. With careful temperatures and a very convenient location for the locals alike, and backpackers who are on a strict budget, visitors can also enjoy this very much cheap and welcoming atmosphere.
Other surf spots in Mozambique:
- Barra beach
- Guinjala Bay
- Ponta d’Ouro
- Skeleton – Namibia
Under extreme investigations and only discovered in 2008, The Skeleton beach has become one of the most prominent beaches to surf in. With heavy waves, this beach is most useful for the experienced surfers who are most likely fearless. The water is extremely cold, advise, come prepared for the day.
Other surf spots in Namibia:
- Cape cross
- Bocock’s bay
So when you decide to want to come surfing in Africa, be on the lookout.