Here is your Namibia Surf guide. Epic surf videos from Namibia have been spread on the internet. And that make many rippers search for some of the long lefts just here.
Namibia is one of the youngest nations in Africa and it is situated between the Kalahari Desert and the roaring Atlantic Ocean.
Even though a lot of the surfing potential already has been mapped in Namibia and you might even be eble buy some surfing equipment in Swakopmund this does not mean that many surfers go here – on the contrary. Just buckle up for your next brig surf adventure.
Your Namibia Surf Guide:
Consistent swell hits the coast of Namibia and that makes it a perfect place to go search for African waves.
You can fly to Windhoek and head for the coast but it might just be cheaper to fly To Cape Town and go on a wave hunt up the coast to and through Namibia.
A good place to start your search could be around Swakopmund and Walvis Bay just west of Windhoek or further north at the Skeleton coast or in the south at the coast in Namib-Naukluft National Park.
The season for the better swell will be from March to October with the best month in April and May. And remember to bring a full wetsuit (e.g. 3/2) or if you go really early in the season you might get by in a shortie.
If you need a surfer friendly place to crash and get some surf guidance to lesser known spots in the area, check out Salty Jackal.
World Class Surf in Namibia
Report says that there is plenty world class surfing spots in Namibia. Most of them are pretty unknown so there is nothing stopping you from getting a piece of the action before this might be next big thing in the world of surfing.
Strong currents and heavy swell should keep beginners and kooks away from here.
For more information check out www.surfguidenamibia.com.
Look out for…
There are sharks in these waters but the biggest risk is the heavy swell and currents.
Also beware of the risk of getting Malaria also in this part of Africa.
Visa to Namibia
Visa is not required for visitors from a wide range of countries including EU, USA and most Commonwealth countries. Most visitors from Eastern Europe do need a visa though.
Namibia Surf Spots:
Wreck: In Swakopmund you find a sewage pipe around on Strandstreet here you will find a nice reef break. Surf it after high tide. Here you might find some locals in the line-up, so go some place else if you want to explore Namibia and have waves all to yourself. Look around north and south of the town as there are many different breaks here.
Bocock’s bay and Cape Cross: Bocock’s Bay is located at the 100 milestone north of Swakopmund which is a 30 kilometers drive north of Cape Cross, where you also find waves. This is a nice point break. Don’t go in October to April as it is the sharks mating season. Luckily the best waves are outside this period here and then there shouldn’t be many sharks around. On a good day you will find perfect waves here. Or else try further south at Cape Cross which is similar though.
Delaray Point and Affenrücken: North of Affenrücken in southern Namibia you find three obvious point breaks if you look at the map at Chameis Bay, Bakers Bay and Delaray Point. Lots of world class surf breaks here. Only problem is, that there is a private diamond mining industry at Affenrücken and they don’t seem too happy about surfers getting to close. So don’t go searching too close to these guys.
Skeleton Coast: Reports says there are world class breaks here on the Skeleton Coast and further north but is quite inaccessible. Find already mapped spots and directions on the links below and then you should be ready to go explore.
There sure is a lot more spots mapped in Namibia so check out the websites under here. And don’t be shy to go explore a bit yourself.
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