Welcome to MALIKA SURF CAMP
Head Points Combo
Head Points Accommodation
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At the surfhouse Aziz and Marta will do their best to make your stay nice for an unforgettable holiday !
Services non Included
Jembé percussion drums lessons available
Welcome to the LA MAISON DES SURFEURS!We have a variety of room types: double rooms with private bathroom, single private room with private bathroom, family rooms with private bathroom, as well as twin rooms and a dormitory with common bathrooms.The rooms have a fan and mosquito nets on the windows and above each bed. There are also personal lockers for your personal items.Rooms are well-lit and quiet, with wifi 24h. The cleaning service is included and the laundry is available on demand.Tim, Tom and Milù are our dogs and the cat, they are part of the house but aren’t allowed to enter into the rooms!We have a big outside area with a ping-pong table and slack line as well as a chill area with hammocks. There is a roof terrace to enjoy the sunset and sunrise and to watch the waves rolling in.
A big breakfast is waiting for you, which includes: milk, coffee, tea, juice, bread, butter, chocolate, cheese and marmalade. Our marmalade is produced in Senegal and we have the following flavours: bissup (from the ibiscus tree), baobab, mango and papaya.Senegal cooking is very healthy. At the camp we offer a range of local specialities and so you are always in for a treat with a hearty and delicious meal.The popular dish is called “thiep bu jend” (rice and fish) which is a very rich dish with fish, rice and local vegetables (carrots, magnoca, cauliflower, eggplants).There is also a version with meat which is called “thiep bu yapp”.Another very popular Senegalese dish which we have put an European twist to, is “mafé brochettes”, with peanuts sauce, meat, potatoes and rice!We also make meat and fish skewers which are served on seperate nights.There is always a fresh salad of lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes (washed with Amouchina) and a dessert of fruit.We have our own basil and rosemary plants to guarantee plenty of taste!We do offer vegetarian and vegan options, just tell us in advance.
Baby sitting on request
The Surf School MALIKA SURF CAMP is located at the beach of Yoff BCEAO, ideal place to learn to surf safely thanks to its sandy bottom and strong collaboration between surf school instructors from MALIKA SURF CAMP and Yoff lifeguards.
Marta is surf instructor with international patent ISA (International Surfing Association) and certificated by RNLI lifeguard (Royal National Institution Lifeguards). She has trained her team work to offer a professional service and adapts to all levels and ages.
We have boards of all types and sizes (Rusty, Billabong, DK, Pukas, Bic): 5'11 Shortboard, Longboard 9 'Malibu and mini malibu 8', some funboards and Fish. At your disposal, lycra and wetsuits. You can rent for half day and all day.
Half day : 8 €
Day : 13 €
Wetsuit : 3 €
SURF SCHOOL PACKAGE
Learns to surf with us at Yoff beach, the ideal place to learn to surf, a wide beach without rocks. At school we have boards for beginners and intermediates.
Surf lessons for children from 5 years are also available throughout the year.
Students report : monitors = 4 : 1 for adults, 2 : 1 for children.
SURF GUIDE PACKAGE
Discover the line up of the best waves of Senegal with our surf guide Aziz.
Every day we will drive you to the best waves in the area : Vivier, Secret, Club Med, Ngor, Wakam.
Reserved for intermediate and experts surfers only. Any type of boards from 6' to 9' is available.
Senegal and more particularly the Almadies Peninsula in Dakar, provides an excellent access and a wave breaking for the N/NW depression swells starting in Scotland and in the Ireland Sea.
Waves can be powerful and nearly reach 3.50 meters during the heavy swells of winter.
From August to October, a S/SW swell, generated by thunderstorms appears off the African coasts.
Most of the spots are concentrated in one zone all around the Almadies Point – nice atmosphere and local colour guaranteed.
In the Southern part of the country, in the Casamance region, nice beachbreaks for kilometres of beach, in a warm water with no-one around…
WINDS & TIDES
From November to April, in the surrounding spots of Dakar, the “Harmattan” blows N/NE during the day. In spring, it shifts to N/W. During the humid winter season, southern winds can rise. Tides are about 2 meters and affect some spots. Not many people in the water – watch out for sea-urchins on the spots while launching or coming out of the water-
From November to February, wear a 3/2 mm wetsuit because the water temperature can drop as far as 17°C. From April to June, a springsuit may be useful. From July to October, the water temperature rise to 26°C for your boardshorts’ joy !
Yoff : Some fun beachbreaks from where you will see the planes landing above your head.
Le Virage : A series of small creeks with rights and lefts with no one around, follow one another tides after tides – for an easy surfing.
N’Gor : A small beach animated by fishermen – a 5 min trip in a local canoe, you will arrive to an island facing La Madrague’s hotel. On the left of the island, a magic right from Endless Summer reachable paddling out or by canoe. On the right, a left unrolling in a transparent water on the edge of rocks. Clear water and cool atmosphere.
Pointe des Almadies : At the very end of Africa, due West, a series of spots often working well – The Carpes’ Bay is the islet off the coast.
Club Med : In front of the Club Med’s hotel. Many catamarans have broken their logs on the short but heavy lefts and rights.
Secrets – Vivier : Pointbreak of well unrolling lefts and rights. Watch out for tons of sea-urchins ready to welcome you when you fall !
Les Mamelles : in front of the hill with a similar name. Under the Cape Verde lighthouse – Hard take-off !
Ouakam : on the other side of Les Mamelles, down South – classy and well-known spot. Breaks thirty times or so every year but delivers its power and its awesome hollow take-off with impressive tubes.
Corniche Ouest : On the way to the Southern part of the country. Many quality spots to explore (rather by boat) in the zone but there is sometimes too much pollution because of its location along the city of Dakar.
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 32°C (Summer) / 25°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 25°C (Summer) / 19°C (Winter)
If someone told you yesterday : Endless Summer I, plastered down boys aboard in a canoe to surf a magic wave with longboards along an islet in the depth of Black Africa…
If someone ask you tomorrow : a 4 hour flight, no jet lag, exotic and warm land, transparent water and sun in winter…do not hesitate !!
You will discover Senegal and its beautiful spots in Almadies Point: N’gor, Ouakam, Le Vivier, a boat within hand-reach every morning. Coming back to the fishermen village, with the sound of drums and the Senegalese women’s smiles…
1.5 to 1 million years before our era – the Homo Erectus rules in the African savannahs.
From the 8th to the 11th century – Apogee of the Ghana Empire, covering a small Eastern part of Senegal.
In 1444 – The Portuguese land in Senegal’s coasts.
Around 1500 – Portuguese warehouses are created. Gold exploitation and slave trade.
17th/19th century – Slaves, sent to Americas and European countries’ fight to control the warehouses. During this time, about 20 millions of Africans were enslaved.
Inside the country, Islam is expanding. The shrines influence is developing.
1848 – It is France’s turn to abolish slavery.
Around the end of the 19th century, at the Berlin’s conference, the European forces are dividing the African continent. The biggest part of Western Africa belongs to France and becomes the Western French Africa.
1933 – Senghor becomes the first aggregated African.
1960 – On June 20th, Mali and Senegal become independent but remain within the French Union.
From the luxuriant delta to Casamance and to Sahelian savannah, Senegal presents a cultural and natural diversity : national parks, traditional markets, beaches, music…
Easy accessible, friendly and hospitable.
Coastal but Saharan country, the diversity can be found in the landscapes and its population.
Junction of civilizations, Wolofs’ land, Peuls’ pastors, Dioalas in Casamance, Mandingos shepherds, Serers and Toukoulors, Senegal requires to take the time to get used to the daily rhythm where music is omnipresent and palaver a habit.
A valid Passport is sufficient for the French people.
Warning ! : Since July 2013, a biometric visa is compulsory to enter Senegal for citizens from countries which apply a paying visas to Senegal citizens. Price : 50 euros.
Be careful, the Passport must be valid at least 6 months after coming to Senegal. Usually, you need to show your return plane ticket when landing in Senegal. Otherwise, you can be asked for a deposit (equivalent to the price of the return plane ticket).
Generally when you arrive, you get a landing card. You can give the address of the French Embassy (1, rue Assane N’Doye) if you did not book a hotel in advance. If you wish to cross Gambia, ask the embassy for two admissions to Senegal. If not, you may have troubles in the frontier.
If in Eastern Africa Swahili was developed as the common language, in Western Africa, this is the language of former colonizers dominating that is to say French.
Wolof stays spoken and understood by most Senegalese.
Dialects are numerous (at least 50 of which 15 are spoken by more than 15 000 people). Let’s not forget that like many ethnic group mainly Muslims, Wolofs and Mandingos use the traditional Arabic greetings (Salaam aleikoum, Aleikoum salaam…)
Check if your vaccines are updated and vaccinate against yellow fever, vaccine non-required by the Senegalese authorities but strongly recommended to go to Senegal.
Over there, be careful to what you eat and drink (avoid the tap water and be careful to ice cubes). Gastric and intestinal troubles are frequent even if they are out of danger most of the time. Do not be paranoid though. Finally, do not bath in soft waters; bilharziosis (also called snail fever) is a common disease in Senegal.
Consult with your doctor for a treatment against malaria. It is noticed a new spell of typhoid.
Time differences : GMT – 1 hour. When it is noon in Senegal, it is 1.PM in Paris.
Weather : The Senegalese climate is more pronounced by its rainfalls than by its temperatures.
Therefore, some itineraries inside the country could be restrained by the rain season from June to October. It is shorter in the Northern part of the country and June goes through the more precipitations.
The dry season is from November to May. In Dakar, from January to March, the daily temperatures rise to 24°C max and between 24° to 27°C in April-May to December. From June to October, they may reach 30°C.
Driving conditions : Renting cars is very expensive. Outside the cities, roads are usually dangerous and in bad conditions. Before deciding anything, think about hiring a taxi-cab or a bicycle-rickshaw for the day: it will be cheaper (between 20 and 50 euros per day) and if you break down, the taxi-driver will have to deal with it, not you.
Think also about bicycles (bikes or bicycles with large wheels): the land is flat and the distances are reasonable.
Water/Electricity : Do not drink the tap water and be careful to the delicious fruit juices with ice.
Electricity is 220 V and two round wall-plugs.
Currency : CFA Franc. Senegal is among the Franc zone. 100 F.CFA = 0.15 euros.
Since 1994, banks are allowed to deduct a 2% commission. You can sometimes get CFA Francs with a French checker in euros. Avoid changing in hotels where the commission is sometimes up to 5%.
Travellers’ checks can only be negotiated in banks and hotels. This form is recommended if you wish to cross the whole country. It remains a very useful and a safe solution.
Credit cards: BICIS and SGBS (two sub-companies of French firms) are in every important city. The first one accepts Visa while the other one has concluded a limited agreement with MasterCard.
Be careful, if they exist, ATM machines often break down so provide a large amount of money.
With Visa and MasterCard, with or without checks, you can withdraw 200 000 CFA Francs (300 euros) per week.
175€ for 7 nigths
Accommodation in shared room
Pick up at the airport (min 4 nights)
Rates & Packages
|Formules de Surf|
|Formule Ecole de Surf - Formula Surfschool||Formule Guide de Surf - Formula Surf Guiding|
|Surfhouse 300€ / Semaine / Week||Surfhouse 300€ / Semaine / Week|
|Incluant : Ecole de surf, matériel toute la journée, petit déj et diner, pick up à l'aéroport, photos.||Incluant : Transport sur le spot en voiture et en bateâu,planches, guide local de surf pour toute la journée, demie pension, pick up à l'aéroport, photos.|
|Includes : Surf school, board rental full day, breakfast and dinner, airport pick up, photos.||Includes : Transfer on the spot by car and by boat, local surf guide for the whole day, boards, half board, pick up à l'aéroport, photos.|
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