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Latitude: 6° 41.926' S
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Take a boat from the Yacth Club and travel toward the south-east side of Bongoyo Island. There, at approximately 200m from the shore there is a reef, and waves break quite consistently. Make sure that you anchor the boat far out enough so that it does not get hit by incoming waves.
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Don't know
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Bongoyo Island's right
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
Jump of the boat and paddle in direction of the island, you will see the waves breaking. Always keep an eye open as the current is very strong and tends to drive you toward the North.We surfed here with a decent 1.5m swell and the waves were powerful and long just above the head size, a lot of fun, probably as for size the biggest wave you find around the Dar es Salaam area.
It is an area in open ocean in front of an island where nobody lives so make sure to take appropriate safety measures as if anything happens there will be hardly any boat to come and rescue you. Best solution would always be to have somebody staying on the boat to check the situation.
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