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    OK hippy

    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    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!

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    I hit 4000 and didn't even realize it hahaha, thanks though!
    Wish you were here. Move east, it's been firing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhiloSurfer View Post
    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.

    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!
    Hey PhiloSurfer
    Now we are talking!!! Was wondering why nobody responded to those arguments

    Think you are very right, that price is a big reason why no Americans come here when you can travel to all these place with "guarantied" epic waves. Here the advantage is that you can surf alone without any crowded and it gets pretty epic + we are on the most Western point of Africa attracting swells from the North, West and South offering potentially Africa's largest and most consistent swell window. So it's almost never flat, might be 10 days per year we can't surf. Compared to Morocco where you can be unlucky to have no waves for 2 weeks in the main season.

    Angola vs. Senegal is the same as comparing the culture in Canada with Peru

    Have about 10 guests from the US per year + delta pilots coming here all the time. They are all great to surf with, so positive and so much fun. Where the Europeans can be so boring.

    Heads up and thanks for your responds

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    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!
    With "after eating" was meant a heavy meal. Not snacking...

    Thanks will change that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by africansurfer View Post
    With "after eating" was meant a heavy meal. Not snacking...

    Thanks will change that...
    May you be blessed with lots of waves and many cool guests!

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    Quote Originally Posted by africansurfer View Post
    Jep, Senegal is pretty expensive that's also the reason why there are so few surfer here. If I get up at sunrise I can always be alone with friends in the lineup.

    Local plate with vegies, ries and fish for 2USD or western style food for way to much. Beer 1 USD and coke 40 Cent. Local alcohol is super cheap and can be bought everywhere 1 ltr rom 4 USD


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    Discount to SI members is a good idea Property here is super expensive as well if the address is right

    Cheers

    Gazelle is good. People are great there also.

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    Never in a million years would I have considered anywhere in. Africa other than South Africa for a surf trip, but after checking out the website its on the list. Admittedly pretty far down on said list but still. Who knew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlerhody View Post
    Gazelle is good. People are great there also.
    ohhh yeah also my favorite Now enjoying the sunset with an ice cold Gazelle... life is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nynj View Post
    OK hippy

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    Quote Originally Posted by africansurfer View Post
    ohhh yeah also my favorite Now enjoying the sunset with an ice cold Gazelle... life is good.
    I like to cook mine first. How's the hunting there? Texas these days is like little Africa., F˙ggers'll let you hunt a rhino if ya pony up the change. But, I do enjoy a nice antelope back strap, pan seared on an open fire.

    So, I hear ya'll have at least one reported Ebola case? Think about this for a minute, highly contagious, very mutable virus, which has never been exposed to a large human population finally reaches the cities of Equatorial Africa. The W.H.O. tells us that there maybe up to 20,000 infected now. And to the rescue, a largely untested drug called Zmap. You don't have to watch Resident Evil to know how this ends. I've seen what happened to the poor people of Raccoon City. So here's my question, in the event that this is the Zombie Apocalypse, do you have the capability to export Freedom to the undead, or do I need to bring my own?

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