Ponta do Ouro

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Ponto is a Portuguese ex-colony. It has the flavours of meditteranean foods with plenty of fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. Accomodation ranges from tented camps under the trees to luxury houses. Search the NET for Ponto accomodation and get something with air-conditioning!

The wave is awesome. In the right conditions this waves could rival length of ride at J Bay, and possibly form if it got perfect, but its in no way a consistent perfect setup. Dont expect too much. Chase a swell from the North Coast of South Africa (www.wavescape.co.za) and make it a well timed visit.

If you get bored then there is excellent diving and fishing and a few good bars to get your leg over.

Additional Info:
eavy rips move along the point and can make it treacherous. But sit on it and be patient because they change with the tides. Either side of low tide seems to be the best condition.

This place can deliver rides of more than 1km. On a poor day we surfed 5 waves from the top of the point to the beach and then walked back and did it again...


Ponto is on the Southernmost border of Mozambique. Access this region via Maputo (150km of bad roads) or via the South African border nearest Kosi Bay (only 5km bad terrain from border post)

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessNo
4x4 requiredYes
Boat requiredNo
Wave Characteristics
TypePoint break
BottomSandy with rock
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionNorthWest
Swell directionUnknown
Swell sizeDon't know - 10ft+
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementDon't know
WeekendFew surfers