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Cold water (The Benguela Current swings up from the southern antartic oceans...), lots of beasties in the water, great scenery and lots and lots of sand in the north (the Skeleton Coast). Probably lots more surf potential than the maps shows... but nobody ever goes there as the other areas are either very isolated or private (diamond mining companies) -or both...

Location: Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa
Geographic coordinates: 22° 0' S, 17° 0' E
Coastline km: 1,572 km km
Climate: desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic
Natural hazards: prolonged periods of drought. very limited natural fresh water resources; desertification; wildlife poaching; land degradation has led to few conservation areas
Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD); South African rand (ZAR)
Languages: English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages 1% (includes Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)

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Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Fullsuit Fullsuit Survival Kit Fullsuit Fullsuit Fullsuit
Water temp. 8°C
Air temp. 14°C

Seasonal swell & wind variations

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Surf Spots (32)
Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Affenrucken point 2 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Angras Juntas left 1 / -
Experienced surfers
Bocock's Bay - / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Cape Cross 3 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Donkey Bay - / -
Left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
East Hill Point 1 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Elizabeth Bay 1 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Guns 8 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Henties Bay - / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Hottentot Bay 2 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Last toilet 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Lockjoint 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Luderitz Wedge - / -
Right Don't know Pros or kamikaze only...
Mowe Bay - / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Mussels - / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Oranjemund mouth 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Ovahimba Point - / -
Left Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Panter Head - / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Pebbles 3 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Pelican point - / -
Left Sand-bar All surfers
Pipeline - / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Point 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Skeleton Bay - / 1
Left Sand-bar Pros or kamikaze only...
Spencer Bay - / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Stink-piel - / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Thicklip 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Tiger Reef 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky
Torra Bay - / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Toscanini Point - / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Vineta Point 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Wreck - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Wreck North - / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers


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Vineta Point
By Schalk Louw
May 23, 2010
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By budthestud , 03-07-2011

Namibia Surf - Hi im planning a surf trip to namibia for july next year (heard its best season). Planning on going to luderitz and up the coast a while and then goin to walvis bay and up the coast from there till cape cross. ive heard and seen videos of a place called skeleton bay.. and my gosh it looks crazy . ive done some research on it and seems to be in the area neer walvis..? if anyone can give me some info on this spot or sumone i can contact it will be much appreciated.
thanx adam.

By alexsom , 05-01-2011

Skeleton Coast - The basic wildlife attraction of the Skeleton Coast is Cape Cross, which we can see a seal colony numbering in the tens of thousands. The dunes are alive with insects and reptiles including geckos, wasps, snakes, spiders, beetles, and termites. Larger animals, such as black rhinos, elephant and lion migrates along the channels in search of food and water.

By Schalk Louw , 21-06-2010

- does anyone know "speedy"????

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