LAST UPDATED 27/08/2008
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Level of surfing


Quality of surf


Call code


Net code





320 km


Generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November)


Extreme Heat, Difficult Access, Coup / Civil Unrest

Best Months

September - December




Guinean franc (GNF) Guinean francs per US dollar - 5,350 (2006)

Time Zone

West African Time

Special Requirements

Lengthy VISA Process, Non tourist Friendly


Ppntori: Conakry, Guinea; 2007

Excellent southerly facing coastline this far north of the Antartic regions can be a mixed blessing. S-SW swell is the only energy that will reach this coastline and with all your surfing eggs in the one swell direction basket you need to wait a long time for the energy to travel the 11000 kilometres from down south. Hence it never gets huge in Guinea but whatever does get here is typically off superior shape and period.

Mar to September are the best, the same as it is for southern hemisphere spots that need the southerly swell to feed them. Morning offshores are the most common from March to May making this your best chance to catch some perfection. Make sure you pop your anti malarial tabs between sessions in the rainy season which goes right through the rest of the swell season until September.  A kiss from a female mosquito in these parts is one ladybug you really don’t want to catch.

what to pack

Rich Niewiroski Jr.: 62 mm ultra-violet, fluorescent, and polarizing lens filters. Camera used was a Canon 400D; April 9, 2007

Trainers, loose clothing - everything for the hot weather. Definitely take along some bug repellent spray, good sunscreen and sunglasses!

For toiletries, bring liquid soap that can double in as facewash and shampoo. Definitely bring sunscreen, a small towel, deodorant and body spray.

Put all squeeze bottles in sealable plastic bags. Also take little toilet paper, tissue packets and clippers. A sewing kit, few safety pins and buttons always come in handy. Do keep extra eyeglasses/contact lenses if needed.

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