NGor Island Surf Camp

Dakar, Senegal

NGor Island Surf Camp offers surf camp in a paradise on a tiny island, surrounded by world-class waves and close to the capital of Dakar in Senegal.

Surf Camps 2

7 Days Beginner Surf Camp in NGor Island, Senegal

Available in August & September

Speaks English

from US$410
from US$410
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Speaks English

from US$704
from US$704
Price for:

15 days / 14 nights

Instructors 4

Samba

Samba is in charge of airport transfers and is a tourist guide at NGor Island Surf Camp.

Jakie Samb

Jakie is a surf guide and teacher at NGor Island Surf Camp.

Kouka

Kouka is a surf guide and teacher at NGor Island Surf Camp.

Mour

Mour is a surf guide and teacher at NGor Island Surf Camp.

Testimonials 11

  • Warren Bellot

    NGor Island Surf Camp Facebook page

    Excellent! Very nice place!

  • a traveler Germany

    TripAdvisor website

    Usually, I avoid surf camps, but I highly recommend Jesper's place. He and his crew really know the place and are hugely motivated by the surf, always keeping you up to date and offering possibilities to get to the best spots. Even though the promise of empty line-ups may not be true for Christmas time, there are still plenty of waves to catch. Senegal is a beautiful country and Ngor is an amazing place with very friendly people. It is definitely a place to go back to!

  • Matty Bee Florida, USA

    NGor Island Surf Camp Facebook page

    Amazing surf. Great people. Clear water. Vibrant culture.

  • Joshua R. Beal

    NGor Island Surf Camp Facebook page

    Wonderful experience with many other traveling surfers. The host, Jesper, has an excellent set-up with comfortable lodging, expert staff, and an enjoyable environment.

  • Bruce Finlay South Africa

    NGor Island Surf Camp Facebook page

    Friendly helpful guys. Great to surf with.

  • Julia Soell

    NGor Island Surf Camp Facebook page

    Great surf camp with the best owners and nicest local staff. Surfing is almost always possible and surf teachers are very professional. Unique experience!

  • a traveler Indonesia

    TripAdvisor website

    Jesper runs an amazing establishment and knows the Senegal coastline very well. He is polite, multilingual, efficient, and caring. He has organized a wide variety of rooms on the island, all of which benefit from the extraordinary location; no cars, no mosques, few chickens, few kids, just crashing waves and moderately cold beer. If you have not been to Africa before, this is a great way to ease into one of the continent's most fun cities. The surf camp is a great, calm base of operations for exploring the rich tourist offerings of Senegal. And you do not want to get within a mile of Pancho's surf camp (a competitor) because Pancho is an unstable aggressive person who ruins the vibe whenever he enters the water. By contrast, Jesper and his team are well-liked and respectful. Check them out!

  • a traveler

    TripAdvisor website

    Great place to relax and get a couple of sessions of surf in a day. The owner is very knowledgeable of all the different spots in Dakar that can be surfed. The hostel is a great place to relax after sessions and enjoy a family-style dinner at night.

  • a traveler

    TripAdvisor website

    Super set-up for surf and chill. Wonderful and helpful hosts, plus heaps of breaks nearby! We had 16 almost perfect days of surf during Christmas and January! Easy access to the Dakar Peninsula and exploration of Senegal! Definitely coming back!

  • George C. United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor website

    This is an awesome surf camp! The island is only a two-minute science boat ride from Ngor Beach, whereas the beach is 20 minutes or so from Dakar airport. The vibe of the camp is just right chilled with a focus on getting lots of good waves. Each day, Jesper, the owner, uses his local expertise to pick the right surf spot for clients of different abilities. The transport is organized by the camp and if you miss the first group heading out it, it is easy enough to jump in one of the ridiculously cheap taxis located on the mainland. There is a variety of different waves in the nearby area: from sandy beaches to fast, shallow reefs. The best thing is the distinct lack of people; locals consider the line-up crowded when there is more than a couple of surfers. Dinner is pretty tasty and there is always plenty for second or third helpings. Negatives: beware of the urchins. It can also be seriously hot and humid in the summer months and the island has no air conditioning. Be prepared to sweat!

  • a traveler United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor website

    Imagine each morning waking up, eating some breakfast, surfing all day, napping in a hammock, and then eating a delicious dinner surrounded by like-minded friends from around the world. This is surf camp. I loved staying on the island. I loved the other guests. I loved the accommodation; simple but lovingly decorated in an aloof coolness. The dinners were excellent and it was lovely to sit around and chat with guests from around the world. I had not surfed before and Mour, their in-house instructor, gave me daily lessons. Not only did I learn to surf, it lit in me a new passion. I have since surfed around the world whenever I can find a wave. Jasper and his family are so gracious and welcoming. Finally, to note, as a young American woman traveling in Senegal on my own, surf camp provided the best possible scenario to introduce me to Dakar. I felt safe, taken care of, and inspired to relax and feel totally at home!

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