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It's just the best spot in West Africa, very fast and long very, not very deep with a little island of rocks and urchins just front of your take off, that's why I saw very good surfers come on holiday and not stay much in the peak because the rocks remind you all the time that they are at home !!!

The atmosphere is very mistical because as you can see on the picture you are inside a cliff around a small typical West African fishing village. So it's completely different than most other waves. You also have the mosque right in front of you, one of the biggest in the country and with this line up when the swell turns the cliff which is just friont of you, it's just magic.

Additional Info:
You will lucky if you catch a wave because you need a big swell to get waves. Many people go to Senegal and only see the waves in their dreams because it's as all surfers say: "You should have be here yesterday"


Ouakam is a fishing vilage, about 6 km from the airport and 11 from Dakar the capital. It's a wave in front of the fishing village and a mosque. People are very friendly and happy given that the average income is about $1USD per day. It's really mystical wave.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (rocky)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc.)
PowerFast, Powerful
FrequencyDon't know
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Swell directionNorth, West, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, NorthEast
Swell size3ft-5ft - 10ft+
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekFew surfers
WeekendFew surfers

Urchins, Rocks


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