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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Gambia

Africa

Location: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal
Geographic coordinates: 13° 16.8' N, 16° 20.4' W
Coastline km: 80 km km
Climate: tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)
Terrain: flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills
Elevation: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: unnamed location 53 m
Natural hazards: drought (rainfall has dropped by 30% in the last 30 years)
Currency: dalasis (GMD)
Population: 1,782,893 (July 2009 est.)
Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
Capital: Banjul
Divisions: 5 divisions and 1 city*; Banjul*, Central River, Lower River, North Bank, Upper River, Western

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Kololi Kotu & Kombo - / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
secret bay 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Senegambia Beach - / -
Left Beach-break Experienced surfers
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Kololi Kotu & Kombo
De Tunks
21 déc. 2009
- An epic weekend of Bodyboarding! Saturday I was down at Leybato's (Fajara) and had a good time on some meaty lefts (3-4ft). Yesterday, spent 3 hours at Kololi beach on some up to 6ft rights. Paddle way the fuck out and sat and wait
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By sbradford186 , 14-11-2011

Waves in Gambia - Hi, im off to Gambia Thursday and wondered if there are any surf schools where i can rent a board from? as i cant take mine and also more detail about the surf spots. if anyone has got any info that would be great!

By Anonymous , 15-06-2011

Good waves in Gambia - I went there a few times and i found some very nice waves. I am trying to add some infos and pictures ,but it takes for ever. Maybe soon, just keep cheking.
In october, i am opening a surf trip and school camp over there. The web site is under construction.Finaly a nice and warm place, cool people, nobody in the water. I love it. see you there ?

By Anonymous , 04-09-2010

Local info needed - Hi, I am going to the Gambia for two months (October/November). Would like to get in touch with someone who is up to date with the local conditions and can inform me on what to bring etc.
Regards,
AJ

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