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Sal Surfing

West Africa > Cape Verde
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The Cape Verde islands are the southernmost group in the boomerang shaped archipelago of Macaronesia. Made up of 10 major islands, the Cape Verde's were used as a stopping off point for the slave ships heading over to the Americas, and descendants of these slaves have mixed with the Portuguese settlers. Previously known as Lhana, Sal is the flattest island and the main tourist entry point because it is home to the worlds longest airstrip (4.2km/2.6mi), which is enough tarmac for the Space Shuttle to land! The surf potential was first discovered in the late ?80?s, by windsurfers in Santa Maria on Sal. With dominant NE trades and consistent NW swells, the west facing lava reefs hold swells up to 8ft.
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19 - 23°C
springsuit
19 - 24°C
springsuit
20 - 25°C
boardshorts
22 - 27°C
boardshorts
23 - 26°C
boardshorts
21 - 25°C
boardshorts
+ No crowds
+ Shapely reef waves
+ Further exploration possibilities
+ Windsurfing heaven
+ Guaranteed sunshine
- Inconsistent swells
- Open to the wind
- Flat desert landscape
- Fairly expensive
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ponta Preta Star Star Star Star Star 8ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Boulders 15
4
NW - N Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ponta do Sino Star Star Star Star Star 8ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 6
1
SW - NE Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Santa Maria Star Star Star Star Star 8ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 6
1
SW - NE Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Spoutnik Star Star Star Star Star 8ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 8
2
SW - NE North Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Fragata Star Star Star Star Star 8ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 6
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N - E Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Rife Star Star Star Star Star 8ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 12
2
SW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Monte Leão Star Star Star Star Star 8ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 8
2
SW - N North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Alibaba Star Star Star Star Grey Star 8ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 12
4
NW - N South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Curral Joul Star Star Star Star Grey Star 8ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 18
3
NW - N Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Salamansa Star Star Star Star Grey Star 7ft 13secs 350° 7mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Fontana Star Star Star Star Grey Star 7.5ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
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NW - N South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Palmeira Star Star Star Star Grey Star 7.5ft 14secs 346° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 8
2
NW - NE Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Ponta Brava Star Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 14secs 358° 11mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Boa Vista Bahia Star Star Star Star 6ft 14secs 346° 10mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Sabi Sabi - São Nicolau 1ft 10secs 152° 9mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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