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Baie des Carpes Surf Guide

Baie des Carpes in Almadis is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A left hand reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rocks,wreck.

Baie des Carpes Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Baie des Carpes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Baie des Carpes occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Baie des Carpes (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Baie des Carpes with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in December while 72% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Baie des Carpes Location Map

Interactive Baie des Carpes surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Baie des Carpes is Leopold Sedar Senghor International (Dakar) Airport (DKR) in Senegal, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Baie des Carpes is Kaolack Airport (KLC), also in Senegal, 174 km (108 miles) away.

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Baie des Carpes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 20 May 2022, 15:03 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Baie des Carpes

Surf stats for Baie des Carpes, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Baie des Carpes

Wind stats for Baie des Carpes, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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