SÉNÉGAL SURF TRIP
Discover the best waves in West Africa …
Yes! There really IS a magical surf spot in this world! You can find this amazing place on the Western most point of the continent of Africa; Dakar, Senegal.
There are waves for everyone almost every day of the year. Because Dakar is located on a peninsula, we get swells from different directions which, in turn, offers waves for all levels of surf, and various breaks, from point breaks, to reef breaks, to beach breaks.
There are two legendary waves within 5 minutes of our surf camp. One is the NGor Island wave, the first stop in the movie, “The Endless Summer”. The other is the amazing tubular wave of Oukam, located right by the fishing village of the same name. There is also Virage beach, a fun wave that appeals to beginner and intermediate surfers and long boarders, but fun for everyone.
For those who are seeking the ultimate African adventure, there are so many beaches along the coast that offer miles and miles of unspoiled beauty and secret spots. Senegalese fishermen will make your sessions even better as they smile and wave to you from their fishing boats while you are in the line up.
We can also set up bar-b- q’s on the beach with fresh caught fish from these fishermen.
The Senegalese are famous for their delicious cuisine and their hospitality, known as Teranga.
SENEGALSURFTRIP has been hosting surfers for the past twenty years, from beginners, kids, occasional surfers, hard-core surfers to pros. We have surfed with them all!!
Francois “Pantcho” Kirie, owner and his entire team are extremely well outfitted to making sure your trip is fun and safe. The team makes sure that you are picked up and taken to the best surf spot and are outfitted with great surf gear and boards. We also have a boat and driver to get to the many breaks not accessible by land. Everything is done in accordance to European standards.
The entire team knows the Dakar surf spots extremely well since most of the team have been surfing these waves since they were children. They will make sure that
you are kept safe and enjoy the waves in a really fun and cool atmosphere. The team consists of the absolute best surfers in the entire country of Senegal. Many of them have competed in international contests around the world. They have experience in water safety, instructing and are first aid certified.
With 20 years of experience in Senegal, both on land and in the line up, we can offer you a surf trip that will exceed your expectations and change your mind on what
Africa has to offer! We have it all; surf spots off the beaten path, secret spots, tubes, reef breaks, fun line-ups, big winter swells. Let us know what you are looking for, and we will make sure you have an epic time.
We also offer Yoga lessons to stretch and feel good after a surf session. Our yoga instructor, Yama, is also a surfer and a graduate of the French Federation of Green
Yoga. She will ensure that you are stretched, refocused and recovered and ready for the next session!
Good to know: The airport is located 60 kilometers from the surf camp, and has a cost of 60 euros round trip for up to 4 people.
We offer 2 possible accommodations for your stay in DAKAR.
Ngor island – Maison de la plage
Very nice beach house on the Ngor Island.
It offers 3 bedrooms with bathroom, kitchen, living room and a nice terrace.
It is located on the shore of the most beautiful beach of the island, you will have a direct access from your accommodation.
Super functional and carefully decorated, this house is a jewel for all beach life lovers.
It is possible to fully rent the villa (6 people max) or just rent a room (bed and breakfast option).
Nearby: restaurants and a small shop for daily necessities.
La Cabane du Pêcheur – Ngor Village Beach (continent)
Charming little beachfront hotel.
You will be accommodated as close as possible to the beach of Ngor village.
Rooms are air-conditioned, luminous, TV equipped and very comfortable. Private terrace with sea view for your breakfasts. you may enjoy the view on the pirogues.
La Cabane du Pêcheur is also a famous restaurant, known by seafood lovers.
Why Choose Surf Guiding?
Upon your arrival at the airport we will be at your service to make sure you feel safe and comfortable. This is especially convenient for night flights.
We will make sure that you are optimizing your surfing time by choosing the best spots and the best possible conditions for your level.
The surf conditions on the peninsula of Dakar vary greatly. It is rare to surf the same spot all day. Pantcho is here to take into account the direction and size of the waves, tides, strength and wind direction in a way only someone who knows the area inside and out could measure.
With accessible means of transport by boat and truck, you are guaranteed to surf the best waves at the best time.
We can also arrange all day surf-trips to the coast further north or south of the country, just 100 km from the Boardriders House.
What do our services include?
You will have available :
- A surf guide;
- A pick-up truck;
- A boat driver to access and surf safely various spots ;
- Boards & wetsuits;
- 2 stand-up paddle boards (flat water) to stroll on the lagoon of the island of Ngor;
- 1 alaia.
What will a typical day look like?
By early morning the team have already checked the surf and is ready to take you to the best spot considering wave conditions and your surf level. The rest of the day will depend on you, we are at your disposal!
NB : For comfort and convenience, Maximum 5 surfers for surfing guiding.