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Philippes Surf Guide

Philippes in Senegal is a reef break that has consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds blow from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. There is no reef break. Crowds are never a problem here. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks.

Philippes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Philippes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Philippes occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Philippes with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in September while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Philippes 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.

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Philippes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 18:43 Local Time
Sunday 11Mon
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.4
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.5
NNW
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 25
NNW 25
NNW 35
NNW
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Swell History at Philippes

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

Wind History at Philippes

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Philippes:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.