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Latitude: 11° 13.618' S
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From the town of Sumbe, drive 10km south until the road hits a dip and then a rise - at the top turn right and follow the laterite track down the crest of a ridge towards the obvious cliffs to the right (north). This leads to the beach which is called 'Praia de Namoradas' after 2km
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
Sumbe itself is the nearest town to this surf spot (330km south of Luanda). The beach front of Sumbe actually has some ordinary beach breaks. However, for the real thing, go 15km south. Here the waves break close to shore on sand bars which appear to have rocks under the thin sand veneer.
We have only ever surfed this spot once (and it was great), as driving to Sumbe has been too dangerous for the last two years. Hope to go again though soon!
If you lived in Sumbe - you'd have to go surfing here as there is nothing else to do in this town!
By BDK , 04-02-2003
great medical facilities - get gashed or bitten here and u might as well be dead, unless u can hurry to the world class hospitals there.
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