Cape Verde SAL ISLAND « Accomodation

Sal Island in Cape Verde, is a sun kissed desert island, surrounded by golden sand beaches and azure waters. Just five hours flight away, Cape Verde is a great Winter alternative to the Caribbean and Canary Islands. This is a hugely popular water sports destination, with windsurfers, kitesurfers, surfers and scuba divers from all over the World. It is blessed with consistent wind conditions and some excellent surf breaks, combined with warm clear waters and some excellent dive sites.

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Surf holiday Cape Verde

Surf holidays in Cape Verde for all levels:

Cape Verde islands sit in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa. The geography not only ensures a year round warm climate, but top class surf conditions. There are surf breaks around the island of Sal, to suit all levels. Beginners looking to learn to surf in Cape Verde, will be rewarded with warm waters, consistent small breaks and top class surf schools, located on the main Santa Maria beach. This beach has a sandy bottom, with no rocks or reefs, so its very safe.

The surf school here are European operated and offer 10 hour beginner surf school on Santa Maria beach. High quality equipment is included. Surf school sessions are 2 hours each, with experienced, qualified surf instructors, who will have you up and riding in no time at all. There are also intermediate and advanced group courses and private lessons available. The surf centre is located in the middles of Santa Maria beach, close to the pier.

More advanced surfers can explore the island, where they will find some big waves spots, particularly on the more exposed beaches on the Atlantic side. Ponta Preta beach in the South West corner, has long been a popular surf spot, with seasoned surfers. The winter months bring consistent, clean breaks with one of the best right handers in the World that breaks for about 400 metres. Waves can get to 30 feet some days at Ponta Preta.

A wide range of surfboards can be hired from the surf centre on Santa Maria beach. Surfers tend to team up and jump in a taxi to other spots around the island, or hire a jeep themselves. There are day trips that can be arranged for groups.

The water temperature around Sal, rarely dips below 20oC, so most days you will only need a rash vest. Air temperatures are warm all year with winter temperatures in the low to mid 20’s and summer months in the high 20’s to 30 degrees.

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