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I don't think these places were first surfed in 2005. South-Africans are numerous in Tanzania and they surfed the country. Besides most often one needs a boat as most of the reefs are very far away.
The tide ranges are also extreme and must affect a lot the surf. There are good spots for sure, but I don't think they could be defined as "world class".
Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique
Geographic coordinates: 6° 0' S, 35° 0' E
Coastline km: 1,424 km km
Climate: varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands
Terrain: plains along coast; central plateau; highlands in north, south
Elevation: highest point: Kilimanjaro 5,895 m
Natural hazards: flooding on the central plateau during the rainy season; drought
Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS)
Languages: Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages
Capital: Dar es Salaam
Divisions: 26 regions; Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Iringa, Kagera, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Lindi, Manyara, Mara, Mbeya, Morogoro, Mtwara, Mwanza, Pemba North, Pemba South, Pwani, Rukwa, Ruvuma, Shinyanga, Singida, Tabora, Tanga, Zanzibar Central/South, Zanzibar North, Zanzibar Urban/West
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|Surf Spots (5)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|JAM's Right||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Oyster bay beach||2 / -||Right and left||Sand-bar||Experienced surfers|
|Sea Cliff||1 / -||Right||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|wommewek||- / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Zanzibar||2 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
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By CostaRicaSurfer , 29-05-2012
GG - I'll be flying to Dar in mid-July. Does anyone who lives there want me to buy a board here in California and sell it to them there? It would cost about $600 for a quality used board. (traveling with them is expensive)
By masebu , 27-05-2012
Surf in dar - Guys recently moved to Dar and i am a novice. I would really appreciate if i could get surf buddies who can help me up my game! NB: i havent surfed here yet til now! get at me!
By Anonymous , 07-11-2008
Tanzania surfing - Guys, i surfed sea cliff and oyster bay in 2000/2001 and was alone all the time, the army used to get bummed because at seacliff i walked through their training area.
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