America and Australasia are great examples of continents with excellent accessibility for surfing. However, Africa is making its way on that list and should not be written off so quickly! The continent has great and hidden gems that are yet to be discovered by the surfing community. So if you’re a surfing enthusiast or are looking to start, take note our top 3 African destinations for surfing to explore. Surf’s up!
Ghana is a great holiday destination for devoted surfers, supported by the country’s tropical climate, there is no typical period to visit, which gives surfers the opportunity to visit at a time, convenient to them. For surf beginners, you can explore Busua beach or Achenim; they have softer waves which are ideal for a newbie. Experienced surfers can explore the Black Mamba or Kokrobite beaches which are top for bigger swells and better surf. In addition to this, there are incredible sun-kissed beaches, diversified wildlife, and cultural towns to explore. Overall Ghana is one of the ideal surfing and holiday destinations to put on your list!!
Cape Town in South Africa is again one of the best places to surf. This country is guaranteed to have waves regardless of the weather. In particular the Cape Peninsula, which is a very versatile surfing area, for beginners and advanced surfers. Further on from the Cape is Muizenberg. A fantastic spot for beginners, as the waves are gentle and smooth, also there is an optional support to advance your skills by a surfing school nearby, or there are lessons available locally. Cool Bay is another surfing spot. However, the main difference with this particular place is that it can also be a perfect weekend getaway. There are camping sites, crystal pools, and beaches so that it can be used for a relaxing, and chilled break.