Sal / Ponta Preta

Continent
Africa
Country
Cape Verde
Next Big City
Sal
Next Town
Santa Maria
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

Big waves. For very experienced riders only. Waves can get up to 6m. Biggest waves from January to March. Big beach break.

Beach

Type:
Sand, Rocks
Size:
No information
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
None

Rocky beach, be careful. Further left of the breaking waves you can find a sandy beach.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, November, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE
Main Direction:
NE

Main wind direction is sideoffshore. Best winds from November to mid of June due to the NE trade winds. Steady 3-5 Beaufort. Usually the wind doesn't get stronger then 6 Beaufort, but therefore very steady like nowhere else in the world.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Close to Santa Maria. Drive westwards to the coast and find the big swell.

Extra information

Rules
None

Big waves and beach break make this a beach for very experienced riders only. Make sure you're safe, since medical staff and help is not common on the islands.

Nightlife

No information