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Topic: Surfing in dar es salaam

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RE: Surfing in dar es salaam

« on: January 28 2013 04:01:00 »

Hi there,

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



RE: Surfing in dar es salaam

« Reply #1 on: February 01 2013 01:02:00 »

Thanks for the reply Donatello, you know if it is possible to get a board from somewhere (rent or whatever)? As I was not expecting anything I left my boards (9,2 longboard and 7,6 malibu) at home. And if is possible to get a board arranged, could I join you on a surf session at coco someday soon?



RE: Surfing in dar es salaam

« Reply #2 on: February 18 2013 00:02:00 »

there is no way to get a board in Dar, but perhaps u could get one from a leaving expat some day.
I haven't been surfing for weeks now because of strong winds and small waves.
Just check tide and wind and visit coco, you will see.



RE: Surfing in dar es salaam

« Reply #3 on: February 21 2013 07:02:00 »

Hi guys,

I am going to Dar Es Salaam in June. Do I need to take my surf board there or can I buy one?

Thanks for your input!!


Bwana John

RE: Surfing in dar es salaam

« Reply #4 on: December 06 2013 10:12:00 »

Wow ,surfed across this site and found talk of surfing Tanz..I lived on Msasani peninsula from 1989 till 91 and Along with my mate  who I built a yacht on the Beach at the yacht club an . we had reasonable waves at Oyster Bay on some days . further north past police Point was a nice peaky reef break. Best waves we found in dar area was under the SAM missle site on the point at Leopard Cove .Long winding right hander that held up to 6ft. at the time it was  it was very very good. Found waves on Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba island .. . .. BTW I left a board there when I left a 5'11" 'wetdreams'with a dancing girl sprayed on the bottom , I often wonder if its still floating over there somewhere



RE: Surfing in dar es salaam

« Reply #5 on: January 04 2014 03:01:00 »

Hi Bwana John,
Where exactly is Leopard Cove and Police Point? I am newish to Dar and would love to know where these spots are?



Bwana John

RE: Surfing in dar es salaam

« Reply #6 on: February 20 2014 20:02:00 »

Hi Yarbs, Police point is on  the  end of Coco Beach ( Oyster bay) and a km further north is what was then called Ladder cover (ladder there to climb down to the beach) travel another km or so north is the point of the Msasani peninsula this is where you will find a long peeling right .There was a SAM missle clearly visible on the Bluff back in thos days but using google earth it now seems to be gone.  Enjoy!!



RE: Surfing in dar es salaam

« Reply #7 on: March 05 2014 03:03:00 »

I saw mention back in 2011 of a "surf community" here in Dar. I moved here back in June, and now have a SUP, but live up in Mbezi beach with only a motorcycle for transportation. I've also heard talk locally of a group of guys who occasionally head out to Bongoyo to surf, as well as the Coco beach crowd. Does anyone have contact info or is there a Facebook page with info? I'd love to get involved with others who are surfing or SUPing in Dar... I don't have a surfboard yet, but also if anyone has a used board for sale, I'm interested. Or even if I could borrow/share one for a morning / day trip.


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