Located on the south-east coast of Africa across from Madagascar, Mozambique covers 801,590 km² between Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. After many years of civil war, Mozambique is now becoming a popular tourist destination with long white sand beaches, turquoise waters, lush nature and beautiful scenery.
Mozambique is far from being a naturally chosen destination for surf trips, yet there is something for everyone! The spots are varied and adapted to all levels. They are declined in reef and beach breaks all along the coast, with the advantage of being very little frequented. Another important advantage is that you will have a great chance of being alone in the water and enjoying great surf conditions indefinitely.
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In Mozambique, the climate is called "tropical maritime" with slight variations in temperatures between seasons. Overall, the year is divided into two periods: the austral summer from November to April, and the winter from May to October. The best season to leave is the dry season (ie winter) because temperatures are milder and the ocean is warm (about 20 to 24 degrees). Not to mention that from December to March, the risks of cyclones and tropical storms are important: in 2000, a million people had to be evacuated! In addition, if the coast is globally surfable year round, winter brings with it consistent swells from the east and waves of better quality.
Barra, Guinjata Bay, Inhambane, Jangamo Beach, Maragra, Mussage, Pomene, Ponta do Ouro, Ponta Mamoli, Ponta Zavora, Praia Morrunguio, Pringles, Shark Balt Reef, Tofinho ... there are many surf spots along the Indian Ocean , some of which still bear in their name the traces of the Portuguese colonial period. The most famous spot is of course Tofinho, a tubular right for experienced surfers! In the same area, the tip of Tofo is ideal for beginners and surfers in longboard. For lovers of perfect waves, go to Ponta do Ouro where a line of up to 500 meters long is breaking. Guinjala Bay and Barra Beach also offer two beautiful waves, respectively beach break and point break, not to be missed during your surf trip !
If the plane ticket is a bit expensive (between 650 and 700 euros) to come to Mozambique from Paris, life on site is not very expensive. The main expense will be accommodation, the middle class being non-existent and tourism infrastructure still underdeveloped. Unlike other surf trip destinations and their wide choice of youth hostels, Mozambique is only a mid-range destination. However, if you have a tight budget and a summary accommodation does not scare you, you will still find a cheap accommodation. The restoration is very cheap. You will be able to eat for a few euros an excellent Mozambican cuisine, a mix between the culinary traditions of Portugal and East Africa composed of fish, shellfish and seafood. On the transport side, you can take the local buses for to move for only a few cents. Be careful however, do not be in a hurry and want to discover the country "at the local"! Renting a car is also a good alternative (about 60 euros per day). The only warning is the road conditions which sometimes leave something to be desired.
Mozambique is gradually recovering from the civil war and today opens to tourism a country with rich history, culture and nature. On the sidelines of your surfing sessions, discover the magnificent white sand beaches dotted with coastal coconut palms, the 250 km of coral islands of the Quirimbas archipelago, the mangroves and the colonial ruins of the island. Ilbo.
Mozambique is also home to exceptional dive sites where you can see whale sharks and dugongs. In the north of the country, towards Tanzania, extends the forest the equatorial forest which shelters unique ecosystems. To the west, towards the border with Zimbabwe, Mount Namuli and the Chimanimani mountains offer great opportunities for hiking and walking.
In the center of the country, national parks extend over thousands of hectares and give the possibility to the travelers to go to meet an extremely varied fauna: impalas, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, flamingos, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, zebras ... Finally, do not forget to make a stop in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, very alive and still marked by the architecture of the colonial period before taking the plane !