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As it's the windsurfing heaven, expect to find a lot of winds which are not very good for the surf. Expensive islands but you will find uncrowded spots and world class reefs.
Location: Western Africa, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Senegal. It is formed by 10 main islands and about 8 islets.
Geographic coordinates: 16° 0' N, 24° 0' W
Coastline km: 965 km km
Climate: temperate; warm, dry summer; precipitation meager and very erratic
Terrain: steep, rugged, rocky, volcanic
Elevation: highest point: Mt. Fogo 2,829 m (a volcano on Fogo Island)
Natural hazards: prolonged droughts; seasonal harmattan wind produces obscuring dust; volcanically and seismically active
Currency: Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Population: 418,224 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)
Divisions: 17 municipalities (concelhos, singular - concelho); Boa Vista, Brava, Maio, Mosteiros, Paul, Praia, Porto Novo, Ribeira Grande, Sal, Santa Catarina, Santa Cruz, Sao Domingos, Sao Filipe, Sao Miguel, Sao Nicolau, Sao Vicente, Tarrafal
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|Surf Spots (16)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Caga Spot||3 / -||Reef-rocky||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Coca's Beach,Praia||2 / -||Left||Point-break||All surfers|
|Coragi||3 / -||Left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|curralinho||- / -||Right and left||breakwater/jetty||All surfers|
|Ervatão||1 / -||Left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Ilha do sal||12 / -||Right||Point-break||All surfers|
|Laginha||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Meio de Baia||3 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Palmeira - ilha do sal||2 / -||Left||Reef-rocky||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Ponta Preta||37 / -||Right||Point-break||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Praia do Chaves||2 / -||Right and left||Sand-bar||All surfers|
|Praia Negra||- / -||Left||Point-break||All surfers|
|Rincon||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Sandy Beach - Sao Vincente||2 / -||Right||Point-break||All surfers|
|Santa Maria||10 / -||Left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Santa Monica, Boa Vista||1 / -||Right||Beach-break||Experienced surfers|
Ilha do sal
Ilha do sal
Palmeira - ilha do sal
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By CsickSURFER , 30-07-2012
August??? - Does it make sence to go there in August? have no other time to go, but wozuld not go if theres no chance for good surf..Thanks for any info!
By mouche , 25-11-2010
praia - Hi, I might go to Praia for work and stay there for some time. does anybody know how the surf is there for grommets? cause most of the stuff I hear is that surfing is mainly on sal only. is there a surf school somewhere in praia or a place where I can rent boards? what about the spots and the locals? I'd love to have some news on this....tnx
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