Dakar is located in a magical spot-the western most peninsula of the African continent where you can find waves for everyone; all levels, all swell directions and for all your surfing tastes from beach breaks, point breaks and reef breaks

At the foot of the Cliffs of Mamelles and the Oukam Mosque, is barreling Ouakam. This amazing wave offers advanced and expert surfers endless barrels and an incredible ambience of local fishermen and Senegal’s picturesque pirogues.

The Almadies neighborhood offers several reef breaks for intermediate to expert surfers. The Almadies breaks consist of Secret Spot, Vivier Right, Vivier Left and Club Med and other breaks depending on the swell.

Directly in front of the surf house, the famous Ngor Right (of Endless Summer fame!) offers a long, right hand reef break. The inside peak of this beautiful and powerful wave is a dream for advanced and expert surfers. The shoulder peak is great for intermediate surfers as well. Our skipper will take you out in the boat and will anchor in the pass at the end of the wave for your safety and security.

Ngor Left is also right around the corner from our surf house. Ngor Left is a super fun left hand reef break but less consistent than Ngor Right.

Beginners and Long Boarders will love Virage beach, located about 10 minutes from the island. Virage is a fun, spunky beach break with long right handers and a super fun African beach vibe and one of Dakar’s first zero waste restaurants.

For those who want to enjoy West African culture, you can explore the villages and beaches on the outskirts of Dakar. You can vibe on unspoiled and uncrowded waves and beaches all along the coast that is known for its majestic baobabs, warm friendly smiles and the vibrant colors of the African coast. You can surf all day and then enjoy a barbecue on the beach at one of the many local spots along the coast.

Senegal Surftrip was founded 20 years ago and we have surfed with beginners, intermediate, advanced and even pros. Francois, “Pantxo”, Kirie and his staff are exceptionally equipped to make sure your surf trip goes smoothly, from boat trips to surf gear to having the best instructors and/or surf guides ensuring you get the best waves.

The Surftrip Team can guide you with their knowledge of the spots and the waves ensuring you will be able to take advantage of the swell while staying safe and enjoying the cool vibe of the Senegalese surf scene. With 20 years of surf experience in Senegal, your trip will exceed your expectations. Whether you are looking for a surf trip off the beaten path or looking to score barreling reef breaks and big waves, let us know and we will make sure to help you find it.

Since surf trips are pretty intense, we can offer you yoga to stretch, rest and relax. Our yoga instructor Yama, surfer and instructor is licensed by the Federation Francaise de Green Yoga. You can feel relaxed and recuperated between sessions.

Come and discover the best waves of West Africa.



We are happy and proud to present our new surf house.

Our surf house has been open since 1 January 2022.

The surf house is located on Ngor Island and is new, modern, comfortable and super functional. The house is located on a beautiful little beach called the third beach and is close to the famous Ngor Right wave and a perfect location to take advantage of all of Dakar’s waves.

Ouakam is 10 minutes by car as is Virage and Ngor Right is basically our garden!

The lodging is garden level and is 100 m2 with two bedrooms.

Bedroom #1 has a double bed and a bunk bed and bedroom #2 has a double bed.

Each bedroom has it’s own private bathroom.

The house can sleep up to 7 family members or friends for your comfort.

The house also has a kitchen and living area with all the amenities for you to enjoy your coffee and breakfast in the morning.

For lunch and dinner you can enjoy some of the many restaurants on the island with some of the better ones within three minutes of the house! Senegal has some excellent food and Ngor Island has some of the freshest fish on your plate!

There are also some small food stores to buy basics on the island or a very good grocery store 5 minutes from the house.

The surf house will provide sheets but we don’t provide bath or beach towels.

Since there is no fire department on the island, smoking is prohibited.

For more information, photos and prices, please do not hesitate to contact us by email senegalsurf@gmail.com or at WhatsApp +221 77 034 3434

We are looking forward to sharing the stoke, the waves and the incredible West African sunsets with you.

We hope you will fall in love with the West African vibe, our safe, serene and friendly island where everybody knows you as a friend.


Why Choose Surf Guiding?

Upon your arrival at the airport we will be at your service to make sure you feel safe and comfortable. This is especially convenient for night flights.

We will make sure that you are optimizing your surfing time by choosing the best spots and the best possible conditions for your level.

The surf conditions on the peninsula of Dakar vary greatly. It is rare to surf the same spot all day. Pantcho is here to take into account the direction and size of the waves, tides, strength and wind direction in a way only someone who knows the area inside and out could measure.

With accessible means of transport by boat and truck, you are guaranteed to surf the best waves at the best time.

We can also arrange all day surf-trips to the coast further north or south of the country, just 100 km from the Boardriders House.

What do our services include?

You will have available :

  • A surf guide;
  • A pick-up truck;
  • A boat driver to access and surf safely various spots ;
  • Boards & wetsuits;
  • 2 stand up paddle boards (flat water) to stroll on the lagoon of the island of Ngor.

What will a typical day look like?

By early morning the team have already checked the surf and is ready to take you to the best spot considering wave conditions and your surf level. The rest of the day will depend on you, we are at your disposal!


With reef breaks, point breaks, beach breaks… Senegal is sure to leave a lasting impression as a world class surfing destination.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced surfer, you will discover world class waves and a culture that welcomes you with open arms in and out of the water!