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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
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
|Best Surfing Season|
|Typical Swell Size|
|Surf Equipment||Short de bain||Short de bain||Short de bain||Shorty||Combi inter-saison||Shorty|
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|Surf Spots (12)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Ambriz Beach||1 / -||Left||Point-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||Beginners wave|
|Chicala||6 / -||Beach-break||Beginners wave|
|Miradouro||18 / -||Left||Point-break||All surfers|
|Point of mussulo||11 / -||Left||Point-break||All surfers|
|Quicombo||1 / -||Left||Point-break||Experienced 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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