Description of Cotonou, Benin
just east of the port along the jetty is the best break. Also try further west at Plage Jako. Look for a small restaurant called " Wadu" Marc is a surfer who owns the restaurant. The water is VERY warm, so bring some base coat for wax. There are no surfshops or anywhere to get surfing related items. Be prepared to get a crowd of local kids watching when you start surfing.
Videos of surfing Cotonou
|Type of Wave||breakwater/jetty|
|Crowds||an empty line-up|
|Hazards||trash on beach, rocks, floating debris at times.|
|Lenght||50-100 meters lenght|
|Places to stay||campsites ,hostels ,motels/ B&B's ,hotels|
|Nearest big city||Cotonou|
|Other stuff to see & do||there are lots of intersting markets with local goods to see when you are not surfing. Day trips to a village on water, or Ouidha ( snake temple), or the slave museum is available too. If you need food, try the Pris Unique or the "American 24" both within walking distance of the break by the Hotel de Plage.|
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