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Latitude: 9° 40.594' S
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Drive a total of 125 km south of Luanda, crossing the bridge at the Barra de Kwanza (a military checkpoint and entrance to the national park of Quicama).
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Park at the base of the hillside, avoiding any muddy areas as this backbeach mud has trapped more than one 4x4.
The surfing depends on the tide and the swell, in big swell the waves hold big faces way out beyond the last rock - but getting out is a problem due to what can be very strong currents running down the point (especially on a flowing tide). In smaller swell, the waves work best on a low tide, forming steeper sections in the middle to inside areas.
On small to mid-size swell this is a perfect wave to have fun on, being very long and slow. Bring a longboard. On bigger days the outside has a lot of power.
A really great wave, rarely surfed due to the hassel of the drive (multiple army check points etc) and the relative danger - a main commando training camp is nearby - people have been killed on this beach - so be careful, go in a convoy and don't stay overnight! New comment: May 2009, I have been living in Angola for 3 yrs and have heard of no crime incidents at Cabo Ledo, I have camped many times there overnight with no issues at all, I think it is safe and a great destination if you find yourself in Angola.
By Anonymous , 10-07-2009
7,6'' para venda/for sale - Hi all
Tenho uma 7,6'' em Luanda para venda, perfeita para as ondas de C. Ledo. $500.
I have a 7,6'' in Luanda for sale for only $500.
By Anonymous , 03-01-2009
LongBoard - hey all, i need a longboard. anyone wants to sell please contact me
By ANONIMOUS , 26-11-2008
PLEASE TAKE YOUR RABISH WITH YOU - I DONT UNDERSTAND PEOPLE THAT LIVE IS RABISH THERE WITH THE KIDS.
PLEASE TAKE WATH YOU TOOK WITH YOU.
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