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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Barra da Kwanza

Angola

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 9° 21.599' S
Longitude: 13° 9.12' E

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Two possibilities: Cross the Kwanza Bridge into the National Park of Quisama (80km south of Luanda) - see the 'Cabo Ledo' spot for details of this particular pleasure. About 1km after the bridge, at the end of the obvious flood plain, take a dirt track west (right) along the mud-flats through the grasslands down to the beginning of the rivermouth sand-spit, which extends 2km northwards. Park here and make your way along the seashore south (easier at low tide).
Alternatively, 500m before the bridge, turn right and follow the signs to the restaurant on the river front (a slightly surreal experience - but good food and a very chilled place to hang out). From here get a boat to take you across the river - you will end up pretty close to the foot of the cliffs where you would park, had you driven. This route is quick and easy - make sure you arrange a pick-up, as it would be a bad idea to try and paddle back across (sharks and crocs)... However, this method means that you have entered the national park of Quisama - illegally. Any confrontation with police,soldiers,park guards etc could prove costly and time consuming. Best to get a ticket first at the bridge!

English (Translate this text in English): Two possibilities: Cross the Kwanza Bridge into the National Park of Quisama (80km south of Luanda) - see the 'Cabo Ledo' spot for details of this particular pleasure. About 1km after the bridge, at the end of the obvious flood plain, take a dirt track west (right) along the mud-flats through the grasslands down to the beginning of the rivermouth sand-spit, which extends 2km northwards. Park here and make your way along the seashore south (easier at low tide).<br />Alternatively, 500m before the bridge, turn right and follow the signs to the restaurant on the river front (a slightly surreal experience - but good food and a very chilled place to hang out). From here get a boat to take you across the river - you will end up pretty close to the foot of the cliffs where you would park, had you driven. This route is quick and easy - make sure you arrange a pick-up, as it would be a bad idea to try and paddle back across (sharks and crocs)... However, this method means that you have entered the national park of Quisama - illegally. Any confrontation with police,soldiers,park guards etc could prove costly and time consuming. Best to get a ticket first at the bridge!

English (Translate this text in English): Two possibilities: Cross the Kwanza Bridge into the National Park of Quisama (80km south of Luanda) - see the 'Cabo Ledo' spot for details of this particular pleasure. About 1km after the bridge, at the end of the obvious flood plain, take a dirt track west (right) along the mud-flats through the grasslands down to the beginning of the rivermouth sand-spit, which extends 2km northwards. Park here and make your way along the seashore south (easier at low tide).&lt;br &#47;&gt;Alternatively, 500m before the bridge, turn right and follow the signs to the restaurant on the river front (a slightly surreal experience - but good food and a very chilled place to hang out). From here get a boat to take you across the river - you will end up pretty close to the foot of the cliffs where you would park, had you driven. This route is quick and easy - make sure you arrange a pick-up, as it would be a bad idea to try and paddle back across (sharks and crocs)... However, this method means that you have entered the national park of Quisama - illegally. Any confrontation with police,soldiers,park guards etc could prove costly and time consuming. Best to get a ticket first at the bridge!

English (Translate this text in English): Two possibilities: Cross the Kwanza Bridge into the National Park of Quisama (80km south of Luanda) - see the 'Cabo Ledo' spot for details of this particular pleasure. About 1km after the bridge, at the end of the obvious flood plain, take a dirt track west (right) along the mud-flats through the grasslands down to the beginning of the rivermouth sand-spit, which extends 2km northwards. Park here and make your way along the seashore south (easier at low tide).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Alternatively, 500m before the bridge, turn right and follow the signs to the restaurant on the river front (a slightly surreal experience - but good food and a very chilled place to hang out). From here get a boat to take you across the river - you will end up pretty close to the foot of the cliffs where you would park, had you driven. This route is quick and easy - make sure you arrange a pick-up, as it would be a bad idea to try and paddle back across (sharks and crocs)... However, this method means that you have entered the national park of Quisama - illegally. Any confrontation with police,soldiers,park guards etc could prove costly and time consuming. Best to get a ticket first at the bridge!

DistanceDay trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerFast, Fun

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Sharks
- Mines (Angola only !)

 Additional Information

Three spots are surfable here, all of them lined up under the multi-coloured cliffs. The first two are small point/beach breaks which are OK but not worth the detour.
The third is the main location as it is a form of submerged rocky reef running straight out under the main cliff at its highest point. The reef breaks both right and left, with the right being slightly more hollow and shorter. In big swells this closes out completely. This is the only place I ever surfed a right in Angola (except the shipwreck on west to NW swells).

English (Translate this text in English): Three spots are surfable here, all of them lined up under the multi-coloured cliffs. The first two are small point/beach breaks which are OK but not worth the detour.<br />The third is the main location as it is a form of submerged rocky reef running straight out under the main cliff at its highest point. The reef breaks both right and left, with the right being slightly more hollow and shorter. In big swells this closes out completely. This is the only place I ever surfed a right in Angola (except the shipwreck on west to NW swells).

English (Translate this text in English): Three spots are surfable here, all of them lined up under the multi-coloured cliffs. The first two are small point&#47;beach breaks which are OK but not worth the detour.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The third is the main location as it is a form of submerged rocky reef running straight out under the main cliff at its highest point. The reef breaks both right and left, with the right being slightly more hollow and shorter. In big swells this closes out completely. This is the only place I ever surfed a right in Angola (except the shipwreck on west to NW swells).

English (Translate this text in English): Three spots are surfable here, all of them lined up under the multi-coloured cliffs. The first two are small point&amp;#47;beach breaks which are OK but not worth the detour.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The third is the main location as it is a form of submerged rocky reef running straight out under the main cliff at its highest point. The reef breaks both right and left, with the right being slightly more hollow and shorter. In big swells this closes out completely. This is the only place I ever surfed a right in Angola (except the shipwreck on west to NW swells).

Atmosphere

An isolated spot, overlooked by a military outpost on the cliff top - too close to the rivermouth to be really comfortable from the point of view of sharks.

English (Translate this text in English): An isolated spot, overlooked by a military outpost on the cliff top - too close to the rivermouth to be really comfortable from the point of view of sharks.

English (Translate this text in English): An isolated spot, overlooked by a military outpost on the cliff top - too close to the rivermouth to be really comfortable from the point of view of sharks.

English (Translate this text in English): An isolated spot, overlooked by a military outpost on the cliff top - too close to the rivermouth to be really comfortable from the point of view of sharks.

General

Definately worth the detour on a west swell for the rare pleasure of surfing rights. Easily blown out by afternoon winds.

English (Translate this text in English): Definately worth the detour on a west swell for the rare pleasure of surfing rights. Easily blown out by afternoon winds.

English (Translate this text in English): Definately worth the detour on a west swell for the rare pleasure of surfing rights. Easily blown out by afternoon winds.

English (Translate this text in English): Definately worth the detour on a west swell for the rare pleasure of surfing rights. Easily blown out by afternoon winds.

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By Anonymous , 21-07-2007

no - Angola has alot of potential but it'l never be say as strong as South Africa just cause theres more stupid kaffirs.

By felicianoangola@hotmail.com , 06-07-2006

Patria minha, Angola - Angola will be the soon future development country in West and South of Africa, due the fast growing of investment of internal infrastructure.Angola has an open wide world relationship with all 6 continents in the earth.The culture is getting more diverse and heterogenic with Chinese presence as the latest incorporated in our society "Welcome".The majority of population is young average age 25-35. One of the main focuses needs to be recovering fast is the environmental condition of our nature resources to be transformed as part of our human life entertainment. Referred to all natural and beautiful landscape, forest and Zoo with wild life of all collection animals. Angola needs to keep the second strategy economic plan based on exploitation of other resources not only Oil & Gas. The agriculture potentiality in south of Angola shows the higher capability to hold a very strong economy in order to minimize the import commerce from others. The goal is only to import technology and start produce internally al least 99.99%. How long will be take it ? Not so far, not so long!!! All is visible.I am Martinho Feliciano, chemical engineer working wide world in oilfield industry.e-mail: felicianoangola@hotmail.com

By raiosmepartam@hotmail.com , 23-12-2004

I want to surf in Angola!!!! - Hi,next year I'm going for the first time to Angola and I would really love to surf there.If someone knows any other spots near luanda please mail me.I'd also like to get in touch with some of the locals.

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