Surfing in Ghana - Surf Camps, Surf Schools and Accommodation
Ghana, is a country in West Africa, bounded on the north by Burkina Faso, on the east by Togo, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Côte d’Ivoire.
It has a thriving democracy and was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from colonial rule in 1957. However, English has remained as the official language since then.
In Ghana you will find breathtaking beaches, lush rainforests, rich culture, diverse wildlife, easy transport and welcoming inhabitants. The wonderful diversity of natural attractions, historical heritage and the vibrant cultural identity offers visitors of Ghana a microcosmic taste of Africa.
Known for the hospitality and friendliness of the people, Ghana is an obvious dream destination, especially first time travelers to the African continent and provides for a pleasant experience for travelers with children.
Due to Ghana’s equatorial climate the temperature is varying between 21-32°C (70-90°F) all year around. Consider that there are two rainy seasons, from March to July and from September to October. In August there is a short and cool dry season followed by a long and dry season in Ghanas south from the middle of October to March. Along Ghana’s coast the rainy season lasts from April until June. The water is warm year around with a temperature of 25°C (77°F) so a board short is all you need.
Ghana has great year around surf with clean point breaks and fun beach breaks all along the coast. Bring longboard and mini malibu’s and you won’t be disappointed. Due the water is warm year around just bring a board short.
Best surfing season for advanced surfers: June to August
Best surfing season for beginners: January to March and October to December
Crowd factor: low
Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra is Ghana's international gateway and an increasingly important hub for regional African air travel. Every major European airline flies to Accra. Visas are required. Single-entry three-month visas and multiple-entry six-month visas are standard. Getting around in Ghana is easy. Within towns and between towns, shared taxis are usual. Also there are so-called Tro-tros, minibuses that embraces any form of public transport through the country.