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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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 Buraco

Angola

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 9° 1.658' S
Longitude: 13° 0.112' E

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 Access

Buraco is not easy to find, as it is 8km up 4x4 tracks on the Mussulo sand-spit. From Luanda drive 40km south until you get to the end of the lagoon. Take the obvious track right and head north on the sand spit, past the turn off to the Shipwreck. Navigate the multitude of tracks, ending up, either on the track in deep sand high on the dune, or down on the lagoon edge in the salt-mud (don't forget to wash your car off afterwards!) As the land narrows head for the small fishing village on your left - this is Buraco.

English (Translate this text in English): Buraco is not easy to find, as it is 8km up 4x4 tracks on the Mussulo sand-spit. From Luanda drive 40km south until you get to the end of the lagoon. Take the obvious track right and head north on the sand spit, past the turn off to the Shipwreck. Navigate the multitude of tracks, ending up, either on the track in deep sand high on the dune, or down on the lagoon edge in the salt-mud (don't forget to wash your car off afterwards!) As the land narrows head for the small fishing village on your left - this is Buraco.

English (Translate this text in English): Buraco is not easy to find, as it is 8km up 4x4 tracks on the Mussulo sand-spit. From Luanda drive 40km south until you get to the end of the lagoon. Take the obvious track right and head north on the sand spit, past the turn off to the Shipwreck. Navigate the multitude of tracks, ending up, either on the track in deep sand high on the dune, or down on the lagoon edge in the salt-mud (don't forget to wash your car off afterwards!) As the land narrows head for the small fishing village on your left - this is Buraco.

English (Translate this text in English): Buraco is not easy to find, as it is 8km up 4x4 tracks on the Mussulo sand-spit. From Luanda drive 40km south until you get to the end of the lagoon. Take the obvious track right and head north on the sand spit, past the turn off to the Shipwreck. Navigate the multitude of tracks, ending up, either on the track in deep sand high on the dune, or down on the lagoon edge in the salt-mud (don't forget to wash your car off afterwards!) As the land narrows head for the small fishing village on your left - this is Buraco.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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 Additional Information

This spot only works when there is *really* big swell running as it is completely protected from the dominant swell direction (hence the comment above about it starting working on "2 to 2.5m swell"). Occassionally we get swell coming in due west - in this case smaller swell will work.
Go with the local standouts and have them show you the ropes. Always buy them a beer or three afterwards.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot only works when there is *really* big swell running as it is completely protected from the dominant swell direction (hence the comment above about it starting working on &quot;2 to 2.5m swell&quot;). Occassionally we get swell coming in due west - in this case smaller swell will work.<br />Go with the local standouts and have them show you the ropes. Always buy them a beer or three afterwards.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot only works when there is *really* big swell running as it is completely protected from the dominant swell direction (hence the comment above about it starting working on &amp;quot;2 to 2.5m swell&amp;quot;). Occassionally we get swell coming in due west - in this case smaller swell will work.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Go with the local standouts and have them show you the ropes. Always buy them a beer or three afterwards.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot only works when there is *really* big swell running as it is completely protected from the dominant swell direction (hence the comment above about it starting working on &amp;amp;quot;2 to 2.5m swell&amp;amp;quot;). Occassionally we get swell coming in due west - in this case smaller swell will work.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Go with the local standouts and have them show you the ropes. Always buy them a beer or three afterwards.

Atmosphere

A great place to have a long day at the beach, and buy some fresh lobster.
Should you find yourself in Angola one day do not miss this baby.

English (Translate this text in English): A great place to have a long day at the beach, and buy some fresh lobster.<br />Should you find yourself in Angola one day do not miss this baby.

English (Translate this text in English): A great place to have a long day at the beach, and buy some fresh lobster.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Should you find yourself in Angola one day do not miss this baby.

English (Translate this text in English): A great place to have a long day at the beach, and buy some fresh lobster.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Should you find yourself in Angola one day do not miss this baby.

General

Don't be mis-led by the photos...these waves are quite big; the wave usually starts small on the point then increases in speed and size as it moves down the point. The shape of the bay, and hence the wave varies throughout the year.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't be mis-led by the photos...these waves are quite big; the wave usually starts small on the point then increases in speed and size as it moves down the point. The shape of the bay, and hence the wave varies throughout the year.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't be mis-led by the photos...these waves are quite big; the wave usually starts small on the point then increases in speed and size as it moves down the point. The shape of the bay, and hence the wave varies throughout the year.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't be mis-led by the photos...these waves are quite big; the wave usually starts small on the point then increases in speed and size as it moves down the point. The shape of the bay, and hence the wave varies throughout the year.

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By Tiago , 29-09-2009

Longboard ou Shortboard - Para levar para luanda, o que me aconselham? Prefiro a Longboard mas será que isso me vai limitar muitas vezes? cumprimentos

By Rui , 12-01-2005

Como eu adorava... - Olá Nuno Santos, o meu nome é Rui Castro, vivo em Lisboa e trabalho no aeroporto. Descobri estas fotos destes spots da terra que me viu nascer, adorava fazer uma surf trip por ai e gostava de conhecer algum patricio que me aconselhásse, dásme um contacto teu? Um abração, castro.rui@netcabo.pt

By anonymous , 20-04-2004

No Crowds? - The group in the photos are cutting each other off....or looking to. They are having fun anyway!

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