Bureh Beach

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Amazing Surfspot

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.

Additional Info:
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.


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.

Just visit the Bureh Beach Surf Club.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell directionSouthWest, South
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 8ft+
TideMid and high tide
Tide movementRising tide




Nearby spots
Aberdeen Area Beach

21.45 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)