Located 570 kilometres off the coast of Northwest Africa, the Cape Verde Islands are a sun-filled, natural oasis that boasts world class waves and an intoxicating mix of food, music and culture. Most of the best set-ups, usually long, powerful righthand points, are located on the largest and most populated island of Sal. The ex-Portuguese colony has recently started to attract the chic European set, but for surfers it remains an underrated and unexplored destination unlike any other.
What we love
Uncrowded point breaks, slabs and the odd beachbreaks.
Warm water and sunny climate, but winds are a constant.
A landscape of stunning contrasts from towering mountains, lush valleys, deserts and long sandy beaches.
Remains an underrated and unexplored destination unlike any other.