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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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 Cabo Ledo

Angola

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 9° 40.594' S
Longitude: 13° 11.937' E

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Drive a total of 125 km south of Luanda, crossing the bridge at the Barra de Kwanza (a military checkpoint and entrance to the national park of Quicama).

At km 125 the road climbs a first rise and offers a superb view of the beach at Cabo Ledo down the valley. Continue to the top of the rise and turn right onto a small track which follows the ridge towards a quarry and the old lighthouse. Descend right past the quarry and follow the track down (4x4) to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive a total of 125 km south of Luanda, crossing the bridge at the Barra de Kwanza (a military checkpoint and entrance to the national park of Quicama).<br /><br />At km 125 the road climbs a first rise and offers a superb view of the beach at Cabo Ledo down the valley. Continue to the top of the rise and turn right onto a small track which follows the ridge towards a quarry and the old lighthouse. Descend right past the quarry and follow the track down (4x4) to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive a total of 125 km south of Luanda, crossing the bridge at the Barra de Kwanza (a military checkpoint and entrance to the national park of Quicama).&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;At km 125 the road climbs a first rise and offers a superb view of the beach at Cabo Ledo down the valley. Continue to the top of the rise and turn right onto a small track which follows the ridge towards a quarry and the old lighthouse. Descend right past the quarry and follow the track down (4x4) to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive a total of 125 km south of Luanda, crossing the bridge at the Barra de Kwanza (a military checkpoint and entrance to the national park of Quicama).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;At km 125 the road climbs a first rise and offers a superb view of the beach at Cabo Ledo down the valley. Continue to the top of the rise and turn right onto a small track which follows the ridge towards a quarry and the old lighthouse. Descend right past the quarry and follow the track down (4x4) to the beach.

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceBeginners wave

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy with rock

PowerFun, Powerless

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

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 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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 Additional Information

Park at the base of the hillside, avoiding any muddy areas as this backbeach mud has trapped more than one 4x4.

The surfing depends on the tide and the swell, in big swell the waves hold big faces way out beyond the last rock - but getting out is a problem due to what can be very strong currents running down the point (especially on a flowing tide). In smaller swell, the waves work best on a low tide, forming steeper sections in the middle to inside areas.

English (Translate this text in English): Park at the base of the hillside, avoiding any muddy areas as this backbeach mud has trapped more than one 4x4.<br /><br />The surfing depends on the tide and the swell, in big swell the waves hold big faces way out beyond the last rock - but getting out is a problem due to what can be very strong currents running down the point (especially on a flowing tide). In smaller swell, the waves work best on a low tide, forming steeper sections in the middle to inside areas.

English (Translate this text in English): Park at the base of the hillside, avoiding any muddy areas as this backbeach mud has trapped more than one 4x4.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;The surfing depends on the tide and the swell, in big swell the waves hold big faces way out beyond the last rock - but getting out is a problem due to what can be very strong currents running down the point (especially on a flowing tide). In smaller swell, the waves work best on a low tide, forming steeper sections in the middle to inside areas.

English (Translate this text in English): Park at the base of the hillside, avoiding any muddy areas as this backbeach mud has trapped more than one 4x4.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The surfing depends on the tide and the swell, in big swell the waves hold big faces way out beyond the last rock - but getting out is a problem due to what can be very strong currents running down the point (especially on a flowing tide). In smaller swell, the waves work best on a low tide, forming steeper sections in the middle to inside areas.

Atmosphere

On small to mid-size swell this is a perfect wave to have fun on, being very long and slow. Bring a longboard. On bigger days the outside has a lot of power.

English (Translate this text in English): On small to mid-size swell this is a perfect wave to have fun on, being very long and slow. Bring a longboard. On bigger days the outside has a lot of power.

English (Translate this text in English): On small to mid-size swell this is a perfect wave to have fun on, being very long and slow. Bring a longboard. On bigger days the outside has a lot of power.

English (Translate this text in English): On small to mid-size swell this is a perfect wave to have fun on, being very long and slow. Bring a longboard. On bigger days the outside has a lot of power.

General

A really great wave, rarely surfed due to the hassel of the drive (multiple army check points etc) and the relative danger - a main commando training camp is nearby - people have been killed on this beach - so be careful, go in a convoy and don't stay overnight! New comment: May 2009, I have been living in Angola for 3 yrs and have heard of no crime incidents at Cabo Ledo, I have camped many times there overnight with no issues at all, I think it is safe and a great destination if you find yourself in Angola.

English (Translate this text in English): A really great wave, rarely surfed due to the hassel of the drive (multiple army check points etc) and the relative danger - a main commando training camp is nearby - people have been killed on this beach - so be careful, go in a convoy and don't stay overnight! New comment: May 2009, I have been living in Angola for 3 yrs and have heard of no crime incidents at Cabo Ledo, I have camped many times there overnight with no issues at all, I think it is safe and a great destination if you find yourself in Angola.

English (Translate this text in English): A really great wave, rarely surfed due to the hassel of the drive (multiple army check points etc) and the relative danger - a main commando training camp is nearby - people have been killed on this beach - so be careful, go in a convoy and don't stay overnight! New comment: May 2009, I have been living in Angola for 3 yrs and have heard of no crime incidents at Cabo Ledo, I have camped many times there overnight with no issues at all, I think it is safe and a great destination if you find yourself in Angola.

English (Translate this text in English): A really great wave, rarely surfed due to the hassel of the drive (multiple army check points etc) and the relative danger - a main commando training camp is nearby - people have been killed on this beach - so be careful, go in a convoy and don't stay overnight! New comment: May 2009, I have been living in Angola for 3 yrs and have heard of no crime incidents at Cabo Ledo, I have camped many times there overnight with no issues at all, I think it is safe and a great destination if you find yourself in Angola.

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Pisco23 avatar
Cabo Ledo
De Pisco23
20 oct. 2006
dropping swell - Just me and Paul out all afternoon, the session was mostly small, but the set waves gave good rides with OK take-offs, then mushy middle sections and long rolling walls (OK only waist high)   Session Highlight: The great memories o
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Voyage : Return to Angola
De Pisco23
Du 20 oct. 2006 au 21 oct. 2006
Six years, almost to the day of leaving Angola - after 4 years living in this wild and dangerous place - I was back. Back for work, but I surprised my colleagues by waiting at 4am in the luggage hall, not for suitcases (we were only supposed t
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By Anonymous , 10-07-2009

7,6'' para venda/for sale - Hi all

Tenho uma 7,6'' em Luanda para venda, perfeita para as ondas de C. Ledo. $500.

I have a 7,6'' in Luanda for sale for only $500.

pmenesescunha@gmail.com

By Anonymous , 03-01-2009

LongBoard - hey all, i need a longboard. anyone wants to sell please contact me
josoca1976@hotmail.com

By ANONIMOUS , 26-11-2008

PLEASE TAKE YOUR RABISH WITH YOU - I DONT UNDERSTAND PEOPLE THAT LIVE IS RABISH THERE WITH THE KIDS.
PLEASE TAKE WATH YOU TOOK WITH YOU.

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