Level of surfing
Quality of surf
Desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic
Very Isolated, Extreme Heat, Difficult Access, Coup / Civil Unrest
May - September
Namibian Dollar (NAD) Namibian dollars per US dollar - 6.7649 (2006)
WAT (UTC+1) DST WAST (UTC+2)
Lengthy VISA Process, Non tourist Friendly
Foundert: Swakopmund, Namibia; 2006
A spot to watch for the future. Now that stability has returned to the country, many are discovering the fantastic potential this country has to offer. The same swells that power the west coat of south Africa arrive here. Much of the coastline is fairly consistent beach break with little to break up the flow of sand – perfect 3 foot straight handers for the most of it but the points that dot the coast every couple of hundred kilometres are sheer magic.
The coastal city of Swakopmund has more of the better known breaks such as Tiger Reef and Lockjoint but that’s only because few people have travelled and surfed elsewhere. Cape Cross well to the north has three waves equal to any of the best mid size right handers you will find anywhere on the planet. Crowd isn’t a problem either, just you and a couple of thousand seals that make their home here. What is it again that eats seals? Hmmmmm
what to pack
Rich Niewiroski Jr.: 62 mm ultra-violet, fluorescent, and polarizing lens filters. Camera used was a Canon 400D; April 9, 2007
Trainers, loose clothing - everything for the hot weather. Definitely take along some bug repellent spray, good sunscreen and sunglasses! Better take your medicines with you (esp. anti histamine tablets), as the brands can be unfamiliar and cost more.
Before heading there, you may want to research on public transport information and possibly print out a list of the bus timetable, taxi stands incase you get lost while you're there.
Also, make a contact list of emails, addresses and phone numberes that you may need during the trip or for any emergencies.
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