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Ouakam Surf Guide

Ouakam in Almadis is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. It's sometimes crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Ouakam Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ouakam:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ouakam occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ouakam with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in May while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
57%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ouakam Location Map

Interactive Ouakam 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 Ouakam is Leopold Sedar Senghor International (Dakar) Airport (DKR) in Senegal, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ouakam is Kaolack Airport (KLC), also in Senegal, 168 km (104 miles) away.

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Ouakam Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11:57 Local Time
Thursday 26
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m)
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 14 12 12 13
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Ouakam

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

Wind History at Ouakam

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Ouakam. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ouakam: