heres the fukin rules for the warm up,,,, rub some sunscreen on the female lifeguard with the biggest bewbs (those hands gotta be ready to go for them poppie uppies) then do this... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2051129961875
click the link don't worry its not a pic of my shlong or any dirty sh*t... trust me you'll get a kick out of it...anyway cool post African bro I bet you bag mad a$$ wit these rules.. jkjk lolz good shiet africanshredder
Rule #23 - Banging Hindu women are required, as well as bench pressing 400lbs and surfing 23 footers. All violators will be injected with Ebola and turned over to Wayne The Insane to get pounded in the a$$ American Taliban style while being bent over Roy's 23 foot wooden plank as Chuck a BooBoo pounds your face in like a latex dummy.
I am Danish and discovered this place 8 year ago and choose to go here to start up a surf camp.
By now most of the waves on the West African coast line has been discovered, as there is surfers living all along the coast line. Morocco is catching all the north swells from the Atlantic, making it perfect as they have loads of good points and off shore wind most of the winter. Dakar is the next place picking up north swells and the good thing here is that we also get the south swell with long periods, so we have consistent waves all year around. Then there is Liberia and Ivory coast picking up the south swell as well, that's pretty much it along the coast line here. All the other countries around only have beach breaks that gets max. waist high.
We live next to Dakar witch is pretty developed, with modern shopping centers aso. ASDL 3G 4G internet, stabile power. On the little island where we live there is no power though, but with solar, wind and a generator that's all solved. Best of all 20 nice point breaks within 10 minutes by boat
Some Europeans are coming here to surf as most Europeans are use to travel. Even 27 percent of the visitors on my homepage are from the US I have less than 10 US guests per year. As I understand from forums and talking to people, Americans are very scared of coming here.
Some of the reasons:
1. It's a Muslim country = they are all terrorists
2. ItĘs very dangerous to be here!!! Last year 4 murders where registered in Dakar (city with 3 million people) If you look at statistics it's much more safe than anywhere in the US. You can walk around the slum at night, no one will approach you and you are totally safe.
3. You get Ebola!!! No Ebola in Senegal
Guess most people also don't have the desire to travel and explore other cultures. So that might also just be an excuses to stay at home
It's a common misconception among the Euros that Americans don't travel abroad due to some misplaced fear or a resistance to cultural exploration. Well, that couldn't further from the truth.
Here are a couple of points to set that straight:
1. The USA is a massive county (about the size of all of Europe) with plenty of territory to explore. If you include Canada & Central America, we've got a whole continent that would cover everything from Iceland and Scandinavia all the way down to the Middle East and North Africa. US_v_Europe.jpg
2. When we do travel abroad, which is frequent for many of us, we want to get the best experience for our money. When it comes to surf travel, expensive airline tickets should lead to an epic trip.
I just looked up the price of getting from my east coast US home airport to Dakar. Cheapest I could find wast about $1300. That's what I paid to go to Australia last year and I just looked and found $1100 tickets to INDO for the same time period. And... I've never been to Senegal, but have a buddy that goes to Angola all of the time and he's not too keen on the local "culture."
So.... the reason you don't see more Americans is fairly simple. Getting to your place (which appears to have pretty lame surf from the videos you've shown) is more expensive that getting to several places with almost guaranteed epic surf and more attractive culture and environment.
If I do go to Africa, it will most likely be to somewhere like Anchor Point:
I wish you the best of luck, but you're probably going to have to do it without American Dollars!
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And WTF is the no swimming after eating until 45 minutes - you sound like my Mom. I would rather have a bag of peanuts, a banana, and some granola right before a long session, rather than cramp up on an empty stomach. Duh!