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RE: Surfing in dar es salaam« on: January 31 2012 14:01:00 »
Hi there everybody,
I will probably move to dar in may this year because of my work (developement assistent in water sector). I was was really wondering if it is possible to surf right in the city (coco beach, or whatever). Does anyone know for sure what it is like? do you have pictures (would be great :). do you have experiences surfing on the city beaches? And, the most important, how is the water quality?
I lived in panama city and there where a few waves but the so called "city beaches" really stunk like shit, and I mean it literally. So there was no chance to go out...
I'm so keen on driving to the beach at sunrise and take a wave before going to work. this would be the persuation for me to do the job :-)
RE: Surfing in dar es salaam« Reply #1 on: February 16 2012 22:02:00 »
Just arrived as well recently. seen a few surfers at coco, but didnt have the chance to go myself. Looks like a good fun wave
send me a mail if you go
RE: Surfing in dar es salaam« Reply #2 on: February 23 2012 01:02:00 »
Great to see entusiastic surfers in Dar!
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RE: Surfing in dar es salaam« Reply #3 on: March 04 2012 23:03:00 »
I have moved to Dar in October but since I knew there was not much surf around I did not bother to bring my boards up from Cape Town..I saw some realy nice waves at Coco Beach this week with one guy out having all the fun in the world...now I need to know..Where can I buy a longboard or mini mall right now!!! lol..anyone that has a board for sales please contact me...0787 505 997
RE: Surfing in dar es salaam« Reply #4 on: April 19 2012 05:04:00 »
hi all, i am coming to dar in search of work (as a pilot) in the next week or so and might have space for an extra bodyboard if anyone needs one.
RE: Surfing in dar es salaam« Reply #6 on: June 23 2012 12:06:00 »
Hi - I have seen guys surfing out the front of the Sea Cliff hotel...where is the access to et down to the water? Also would it be recommended to wear booties across the rocks?
I have seen a couple of guys out recently and they looked to be having a great time, just 2 of them and they had the waves all day.
Any help would be great...thanks
RE: Surfing in dar es salaam« Reply #7 on: January 16 2013 01:01:00 »
I'm in Dar for a week and was looking forward to some surf anyone could help ???
Right now I'm at Oyster Bay and the waves are about knee hight and clean
RE: Surfing in dar es salaam« Reply #8 on: January 25 2013 06:01:00 »
I was near coco beach the other day and saw some ways that to my surprise looked pretty decent. (i'm from the netherlands so nearly anthing which can be called a wave looks decent to surf to me). Is there any surfers in the area that can tell me whether it's possible to surf? Or should i just forget about it? I'll be in Dar until half April.
RE: Surfing in dar es salaam« Reply #9 on: January 28 2013 04:01:00 »
cool to see the thread going on. And yep, there is surf at coco beach!
Regarding to my experiences it is quite small, but can get big on strong days (up to 1,5m). Anyway it is by far not a surfspot I would recommend to travel to, but for people living in Dar it is great to have such a wave on your doorstep.
Best surf is between one and two meters of tide. At hightide (mostly 3m) the wave becomes a small shorebreak. Better to go in the morning because of strong winds (onshore) coming up during the day.
Hope it helps