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Dixcove is a small fishing village located 1.5km as the crow flys from Busua. Take the wooded footpath that connects Busua to Dixcove, approximately 10-minute walk. Once in Dixcove, the break can be spotted across the boat harbor from the old slave fort, Fort Metal Cross.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast
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 and falling tides
The hike from Fort Metal Cross in Dixcove to the actual spot takes approximately 20-30mn and local guides can be hired cheaply for less than $1-2. Boats can also be hired to drop you at the spot. Everything is negotiable. Cars can be hired from Agona junction or Busua, but the walk is relatively short and well worth it. Chances are you will be staying at Busua Beach anyway.
Dixcove is a working fishing village and doesn't have the chill vibe associated with Busua. Care should also be taken on the footpath between the two villages because of reported of muggings. This is uncommon and many people walk the path during the day. As a precaution, do not take any valuables. Budget accomodations at Busua are also nicer with good food. Recommended places to stay such as Alaska Beach Club, Dadson's, and Mary's Guest House at approximately $5-8 per night.
The break takes a bit of work to get to, but can be very fun and not too threatening.
By Härsten from Kiel ( Germany) , 03-11-2004
nice place - bad waves - hi,the waves in Busua are not really good-i was there in 1986 on this time, the island have 11 palmtrees .There must be exellent surf in Sirra Leone and Liberia.
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