Surfing In Cape Verde

You can surf all the year round in Sal and the water and air temperatures are perfect. The Cape Verde Surfing Academy is located south of Santa Maria about 50 meters from the water. The beach has sunbeds, umbrellas and showers. The nearby beach serves everything from drinks & snacks to complete meals from a selection of ocean front businesses


The Bay of Santa Maria is a 5 km long sandy beach with an average water temprature of 24°C. This beach catches SW swells and summer NE swells and is usually small and mellow. The most consistent wave and swell months are from September to April (October – March being the prime months).


Ponta Preta is the best wave on the island and can hold swells of up to 8ft or 2.6m a surf delight, Ponta Preta is a 30 minute walk from Santa Maria and is a location made famous in the 90’s by ‘Windsurf Trilogy‘ magazine’s series of articles describing a competition of the best surfers  in the world. Since then some of the best known waveriders, like Josh Angulo and Renaud Simhon have made Sal their home.


The best surfing season is from for intermediate to advanced Surfers is September to April. Beginners can learn to surf all year round. The air temperature is an average of 28C° & the water temperature averages 24°C all year round.

Surfing in Ponta Preta. Cabo Verde. Sal