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Latitude: 8° 12.565' N
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Drive 5 minutes north from Kent, at the Southern end of the Freetown Peninsula, or a few hours south of Freetown, depending on the conditions of the road. Turn left at Burreh and head to the beach on the right hand side. Waves break off of the river-mouth.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
urf Club is located in front of the wave. They rent Boards, give lessons, have a Bar, offer the beste food in Sierra Leone and also have accomodation. Great people and great prices!!
Due to the usual afternoon wind, its best in the morning and late evening. The drive back to Freetown can be hairy after dark even if you take the mountain road, so mornings are the go. The swell seems to wrap into Bureh from the S/SW direction and all other directions make it section more.
The main wave is a long left that, when working well, walls up really nicely. At larger sizes there are barrels to be had. There is a right on med/high tide, but it is shorter and weaker than the left. Also further down the beach on a stormy swell there is a shortdumpy wave that can be great fun, but heavy.
Great vibe and can have great waves. It is pretty consistent and almost always has some sort of surfable wave. If you are in Freetown, this is the place to go for surf.
Bureh Beach is an amazing place to be! Come there and you will see. Just Surf with the locals and enjoy the war water waves.
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