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Surfing Namibia

Surf Trips in Skeleton Bay, Namibia 

Skeleton Bay, Namibia is one of those marvels of the surfing world, and has been a buzz since Cory Lopez put the insane left-hander on the map a decade ago. Known as the longest barrel in the world, it’s the place surfers daydream about. But you know that, that’s why you’re reading this. 

Koa Smith makes riding this wave look way too easy in his videos: 

That’s why we think it’s important to highlight that Skeleton Bay is not suitable for beginner/ intermediate surfers. This wave is best enjoyed as an advanced wave-rider. 

The conditions are very fickle in Skeleton Bay Namibia. If the swell is not big enough, it does not break. When the swell does get big enough, it could last for up to two days- sometimes three days if your karma is very, very good. 

The duration of this surf holiday is therefore flexible. 

Our email inboxes are full of surfers asking the same thing: Where is Skeleton Bay? And how do I plan my trip so I don’t get skunked?’

 

Guided Surf Trip in Namibia

South Africa Surf Tours offers ‘strike mission’ packages, for those looking to catch a last-minute swell. As the logistics around this trip are a little different to our other surf trips (which can be planned in advance), we’ve come up with a specialized strike mission for this wave. 

Your strike mission will start when you receive a swell alert from us, and book your last-minute plane ticket. This could require dropping anything, and anyone to score the wave of your life. 

We send out an ‘orange light’ swell alert about 7 days before the swell is due to arrive, and a ‘green light’ alert 72 hours before the swell hits in Skeleton Bay Namibia. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm the swell any further than 72 hours in advance, as conditions are subject to change (something we’re sure you, as a surfer, understand :)) 

Your experienced guide will pick you up from Walvis Bay airport in Namibia when you arrive. From there, you’ll be transported to Skeleton Bay. With a personal guide, transport & accommodation included – your trip will be hassle-free. 

Once you get to Donkey Bay Namibia, you’ll eagerly wait for the swell to arrive, bringing along with it the best wave you’ll ever lay your eyes on. 

Keen to find out more? Get in touch and we’ll help you plan your trip to the Diamond of the Desert, or sign up for our swell alert. 

Namibia Surf Trip. Large wave barreling in Skeleton Bay Namibia.

 
  • We cannot rate South Africa Surf Tours highly enough, and are already planning to return.

    Marris Family
    UK
  • Ru’s local insight and knowledge of surf breaks across South Africa and Namibia is unrivalled.

    David
    California
  • Without their help we would have spent more time searching for the wrong spots, than surfing the good ones.

    Flavio
    Brazil
  • The week long trip consisted of AMAZING surf, delicious food, and experiences (such as a safari) that I will never forget.

    Jacob
    California
  • If you are looking for a highly personalised experience with truly local guides, this is the place to be.

    Maxime
    Belgium
  • It was the best introduction imaginable to South Africa and surfing. The only down side was having to leave.

    Toma
    UK
  • We cannot rate South Africa Surf Tours highly enough, and are already planning to return.

    Marris Family
    UK
  • Ru’s local insight and knowledge of surf breaks across South Africa and Namibia is unrivalled.

    David
    California
  • Without their help we would have spent more time searching for the wrong spots, than surfing the good ones.

    Flavio
    Brazil
  • The week long trip consisted of AMAZING surf, delicious food, and experiences (such as a safari) that I will never forget.

    Jacob
    California
  • If you are looking for a highly personalised experience with truly local guides, this is the place to be.

    Maxime
    Belgium
  • It was the best introduction imaginable to South Africa and surfing. The only down side was having to leave.

    Toma
    UK
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