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Adventure
Jun 21, 2019
With more than 530km of coastline, Senegal is fast becoming West Africa’s surfing hotspot. Warm weather, year-round waves, uncrowded beaches, and a growing local surf community make it a dope alternative to South Africa and Morocco. From Dakar, you’ll have to first decide if you want to ride the waves ...

With more than 530km of coastline, Senegal is fast becoming West Africa’s surfing hotspot. Warm weather, year-round waves, uncrowded beaches, and a growing local surf community make it a dope alternative to South Africa and Morocco.

From Dakar, you’ll have to first decide if you want to ride the waves from the mainland or from an island off the coast of the city.

Malika Surf Camp

Our friends over at My Africa Is  had the chance to chat with the owner of this surf school at Yoff beach and explore surf culture in Dakar while filming the latest season of their documentary series.

You can check out the feature below. Malika is easy to get to and is a good option for surfers at all levels and the waves at Yoff are best-suited for short boards. If you’re reading this and are already in Dakar without a board, don’t worry — the staff will help you pick the best one for your size from their rental options. 

Malika Surf Camp
Yoff Apecsy, Dakar

Phone number:+221 77 113 27 91

Ngor Island Surf Camp 

Danish entrepreneur Jesper Mouritzen came to Dakar in 2006 and never looked back. Enchanted by Ngor Island and even more excited about the waves, he built what some would say is the prime surfer training school in West Africa.

Ngor is an interesting place, have to take a pirogue fishing boat from Dakar to get to it and it is now becoming a trendy destination replete with the requisite bar and music scene that most tourists never get to.

Ngor Island Surf Camp is best experienced over the course of a couple of days. There is a restaurant on site that has a social, hostel vibe and the accommodations are comfortable if not luxurious. Jesper lives on site and is pretty hands-on with the business, he’s done a great job mapping out the waves around Ngor and will do a good job breaking you in. 

Ngor Island Surf Camp 
Surfcamp Ile Ngor, Dakar

Email: surfcamp@gosurf.dk
Phone number: +221 77 336 9150

If you have enough time to plan your surf trip, you must look the part and check out Ethiopian-born Yodit Eklund’s line of sustainable swimwear and boards Bantu Surf.

The line has met critical acclaim from the likes of Vogue who did a feature on Bantu’s NYC pop-up shop and after party. Alec Wek is her muse and has helped catapult the brand into J. Crew. Yodit has just launched a custom board line which you can get via custom order on the Bantu Wax website.


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