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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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From the cold waters of Namibe provinvce, to the hot summer-waters around Luanda, Angola has a big surfing potential. The coast is, however, recessed relative to the main north-south axis of the west-african coastline. Swell often moves up and past Angola with coming ashore - which can get a little frustrating.

Surfers heaven? indeed a country which could be a major destination, but is instead ravaged by a civil-war hangover from the cold-war. Other legacies include in-built state paranoia and huge bureaucracy, so casual visits for a weekend of uncrowded left-hand point breaks are not worth the hassle. However, if you are lucky enough to live here, you'll find an active surfing community (of about 15 people and two dogs), and some great VERY uncrowded waves - enjoy our photos!!

Location: Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo
Geographic coordinates: 12° 30' S, 18° 30' E
Coastline km: 1,600 km km
Climate: semiarid in south and along coast to Luanda; north has cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April)
Terrain: narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to vast interior plateau
Elevation: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Morro de Moco 2,620 m
Natural hazards: locally heavy rainfall causes periodic flooding on the plateau
Currency: kwanza (AOA)
Population: 12,127,071 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages
Capital: Luanda
Divisions: 18 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Bengo, Benguela, Bie, Cabinda, Cuando Cubango, Cuanza Norte, Cuanza Sul, Cunene, Huambo, Huila, Luanda, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul, Malanje, Moxico, Namibe, Uige, Zaire

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Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Boardshorts Boardshorts Boardshorts Shorty Springsuit Shorty
Water temp. 23°C
Air temp. 30°C

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Surf Spots

Surf Spots (15)
Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Ambriz Beach 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Barra da Kwanza - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Buraco 34 / 1
Left Beach-break All surfers
cabgo 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Cabo Ledo 77 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Chicala 6 / -
Beach-break Beginners wave
Miradouro 18 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
N'Zeto left - / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Point of mussulo 11 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Quicombo 1 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Quimavongo - / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Sangano - / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Shipwreck 6 / -
Left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Sumbe - / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Turtles - / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers


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Buraco, 30oct05, 005 01:01


 Last surf sessions

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Cabo Ledo
By Pisco23
Oct 20, 2006
dropping swell - Just me and Paul out all afternoon, the session was mostly small, but the set waves gave good rides with OK take-offs, then mushy middle sections and long rolling walls (OK only waist high)   Session Highlight: The great memories o

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Trip: Return to Angola
By Pisco23
From Oct 20, 2006 to Oct 21, 2006
Six years, almost to the day of leaving Angola - after 4 years living in this wild and dangerous place - I was back. Back for work, but I surprised my colleagues by waiting at 4am in the luggage hall, not for suitcases (we were only supposed t


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By jmorais , 25-01-2012

Compro prancha de surf - Boa tarde, alguem tem ou sabe de uma prancha para vender?

By Wahine200 , 04-11-2011

lodges at Cabo Ledo? - Hola, I am travelling to Luanda in January for work and I also want to take the oppertunity to catch some waves at Cabo Ledo (or another nearby spot not to far from Luanda). I prefer to stay a weekend nearby Cabo Ledo. Does anybody know if there are nearby hostels or lodges to stay overnight?

By lockcri , 10-10-2011

Pranchas - Rui, eu tenho varias... mas a minha 6'8" te sairá muito cara pois é nova e muito boa.... Tenho uma usada 6'1" , serve? Só vendo! Posso te vender outras novas também.

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