We will be surfing off the island of Nagora. We land in Dakar- the capital of Senegal, take a short drive to the shoreline where we will take a 10 minute boat ride to Nagora Island, a small quiet and quaint island. The journey from the airport to the guest house in total is only half an hour, meaning we can surf on the day of arrival and departure, which is rare for such a secluded surf location.
Senegal has swell all year round but the optimal time to visit is between October and May. The rest of the year its too hot and humid, although there are waves then too.
Senegal has a tropical climate with pleasant heat throughout the year with well-defined dry and humid seasons. Between October to May the temperature average is 30 °C (86 °F) and minimum 24 °C (75 °F)
There are 14 surf spots to choose from in half an hour’s radius. These include a variety of beach breaks and reef breaks, both lefts and rights, with waves suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced. In any given day you can find both easy rolling beach breaks and more challenging advanced reef breaks.
The surf conditions are suitable for short board, long board, and SUP.
On the island you can rent all surf equipment with a range of board sizes, and SUPs.
Senegal is not a developed country , and we will be staying on a small, simple, and beautiful island, which does not have on it roads or cars at all. It is powered by generators which only work a few hours a day, which is enough time to charge phones & laptops, and power up the essential facilities. It is part of the experience, and you get used to it very quickly…
The guesthouse itself is basic but very clean, comfortable and well kept, it even has a pool to chillout in, and a relaxed beach vide.
The food is based on fresh fish, onion, potato and local vegetables. You can enjoy high quality, fresh, great seafood dished, and you can also find plenty of French style bakeries, remnants of the French colonial days.
French is the official language and most those who come in contact with tourists speak English as well. Most people also speak their own ethnic language, with several Senegalese languages common.
On the island itself there is a doctor who can treat any basic matter, and just 15 minutes away is the Capital city Dakar, which has modern and advanced hospitals.