Tourism in West Africa is at an all-time low. The presence of Boko Haram and 2014’s Ebola scare have torn the region apart, but one stretch of West African coast is still pumping out waves, good music, good food, and a stable environment for its visitors and its people. So here are seven reasons why you should add Senegal to your surf trip bucket list:
1. Live the Endless Summer
Chances are you’ve dreamed of packing your boards, saying adios to the 9-5 life and following the paths of Robert August and his friends at least once thanks to the famed movie by Bruce Brown. One balmy evening in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, Robert August told us about a spree of young and reckless adventures in Senegal, Africa. Only one concrete hotel stood amidst the huts and fishing nets of the NGor fishing village in Dakar. NGor’s right was only a paddle away, and it was firing.