FAQ

1. Quelle est la meilleure façon de nous contacter?

Nous avons maintenant un groupe WhatsApp public que vous pouvez rejoindre et sur lequel vous pouvez nous contacter directement pour nous poser toutes les questions que vous pourriez avoir. Sinon, écrivez-nous un e-mail à surfcamp@gosurf.dk

2. Pourquoi choisir le surf camp de l'île de Ngor?

Un mélange unique de vagues peu fréquentées et de culture sénégalaise. Situé sur la pointe occidentale de l'Afrique, l'île est exposé aux deux houles de l'Atlantique du Nord et du Sud. Cela permet des vagues consistent toute l'année. Une atmosphère détendue et sereine, mais à seulement 5 minutes en bateau de la vie trépidante de Dakar.

3. Comment puis-je me rendre au surf camp depuis l'aéroport?

Nous fournissons un service d'accueil et transfert, 24h/24, depuis l'arrêt final (Yoff) de la navette de l'aéroport. Sinon, nous pouvons fournir un transfert direct de l'aéroport à 50 euros pour un maximum de 5 personnes.

4. Ai-je besoin de vaccins?

Le ministère des affaires étrangères recommande la vaccination contre la fièvre jaune, mais il n'y a eu aucun cas depuis plus de 10 ans à Dakar. Bien que si vous prévoyez de voyager en dehors de Dakar, il est conseillé.

5. Ai-je besoin d'un visa?

En tant que citoyen américain ou européen, vous n'avez pas besoin de visa pour voyager au Sénégal.

6. Puis-je acheter de l'alcool au Sénégal?

Oui, vous pouvez! Sur l'île, nous avons des magasins et des restaurants qui vendent du vin, de la bière et de l'alcool. Sur le continent, il y a des supermarchés avec une large gamme de choix.

7. Puis-je toujours aller et venir de l'île, peu importe l'heure?

Les bateaux-taxis circulent toute la journée et toute la nuit. Il y a une liste de numéros des différents bateliers dans le camp que vous pouvez appeler s'il est très tard dans la nuit.

8. Comment puis-je faire une reservation?

Envoyer une demande de réservation ici. Nous vous enverrons alors tous les détails.

9. Comment puis-je payer?

Les paiements peuvent être effectués soit par virement bancaire, carte de crédit / Paypal (+ 5% de frais de transaction), ou en espèces. Nous demandons un acompte de 20% pour garantir une réservation, le solde final peut être payé à la fin de votre séjour.

Do I need to bring my own wetsuit?

Only if you want to! We have them in all sizes including junior sizes.

Ai-je besoin d'une assurance voyage?

Nous conseillons toujours d'avoir une assurance de voyage pour surfer.

Health information for Senegal?

There are a lot of pharmacies and doctors on the mainland. Due to a large expat community the health infrastructure is well established and SOS Médecins also operates in Dakar. This work seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day,

How is the infrastructure in Senegal?

The infrastructure is generally good in Senegal, but at times, the mainland and island can experience water and electricity cuts.

We have a solar system charging our battery at daytime and there are USB outlets where you can charge different devices all day around.
Our generator runs from  19.00 (7pm) to 23.00 (11pm) every evening which means you can plug in and charge other devices.
In case of a water cut, we have a backup tank that can supply the entire camp running normally.
All our water is heated by a solar heating system.

Est-ce une bonne idée de venir visiter pendant le Ramadan?

Oui, en général, la vie quotidienne continue comme d'habitude. Les restaurants sont encore ouverts et les spots de surf sont encore moins rempli que d'habitude.

Is it safe to swim in the ocean?

Yes it is. We have three beaches on the island, all used by both locals and tourists to swim in.

Is there Malaria in Senegal?

We haven't had any incidents of Malaria for the 8 years Jesper (the owner) has had the camp as Dakar is a dry city located next to the sea - but it is of course up to you to decide. Your doctor will properly suggest you bring Malaria pills as there is malaria in the southern parts of Senegal.

Y at-il une connexion Wi-Fi?

Oui, nous avons le wifi au camp.

Meals in the camp and food options on the island?

Breakfast is from 7am-10am every day
Dinner is from 20.00 (8pm)
There are plenty of restaurants on the island serving local dishes, sandwiches and fresh caught fish.

Links for breakfast and dinner in the surfcamp.

Packing list ideas for Senegal:

Wetsuit or rashie, depending on the time of year. Check out the table on this page!

Since suncreen is quite expensive in Senegal, it can often be cheaper to bring one from home.

Reusable water bottle (We have unlimited amount of clean drinking water in the camp.

Senegal is a modern country, so you can find everything here as if it was a western country. 

 

 

Sightseeings and activties in Dakar and Senegal beside surfing?

There is a variety of things to do beside surfing - both in form of activities and sightseeing.
 
Activities:

  • Fishing: there are options to fish off the island or during a deep sea boat trip.
  • Kickboxing lessons on our rooftop: twice a week we have kickboxing lessons with a local instructor.
  • Spearfishing with the local spearfishermen. You can rent a speargun on the island. It is 5000CFA (8EUR) a day.
  • Snorkeling there are multiple spots to explore and you can rent equipment on the mainland.
  • There are two diving clubs on the mainland you can join for a diving session.
  • Beach soccer with the locals: Soccer is a big thing in senegal and on most of the beaches around Dakar you'll find a match going on. They are happy to let you join.
  • Try your hand at mosaique: There is an artist on the island who offers a workshop on how to make mosaique.
  • Learn to play Djembe: Djembe is the traditional African drum around and we can organise a lesson from the local instructor!
  • Private French lessons in the camp: We can provide a teacher if wanted!
  • Massage in the camp: There is a great masseur on the mainland which can come by the camp
  • Visit Dakar's existing nightlife - one of our surf guides will gladly join, and we often arrange trips for the whole camp to the bars and discos in Dakar.

To see a list of sightseeings please click here: Link to sightseeing in and around Dakar

Travelling to Senegal with kids?

We say it is safe to bring children above the age of two years to Senegal. Jesper (the owner) has a young daughter and many guests have brought young children.

What is the currency in Senegal?

The currency in Senegal is West African CFA franc (currency code XOF) and it has a fixed exchange rate to the euro: 1 Euro=655 CFA
You can exchange Euros on the island or on the mainland. We don't have an ATM on the island but there are plenty on the mainland.
You can both exchange Euros or find an ATM at the Airport.

Quel genre de vagues y a-t-il?

Il y a une abondance de différentes breaks, plage et récif, pour les niveaux débutant à avancé.

Quel niveau est requis pour faire l'école de surf?

Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à l'école de surf et nous allons sur différents spots en fonction du niveau du groupe. Nos professeurs de surf parlent tous le français et l'anglais, certains mieux que d'autres.

Que devrais-je porter puisque le Sénégal est un pays musulman?

Vous pouvez porter ce que vous voulez. Le Sénégal est un pays musulman très progressiste et en été la jeune génération porte des maillots de bain et boit des bières à la plage.

What's the nightlife in Senegal and Dakar like?

There is a thriving nightlife on the streets and in the nightclubs of Dakar. One can drift through the sounds of Afro Cuban Jazz towards more contemporary beats of hip-hop.
In general Dakar is a very safe city and this includes nights out in the town.  As the majority of the Senegalese people are muslims, most of them don't drink but they still know how to party!
Senegal also have a long and proud music history - even before Youssou N'Dour made it world famous! You can find venues playing everything from Hip-Hop and Jazz to Blues and Reggae! It can be a bit tricky to find online as the rumour mostly goes from mouth to mouth so you will have to ask around. You can always ask our surf guides as they will know the events coming up.

When is it the rainy Season in Senegal?

The rainy season in Senegal is from mid July to mid October but a raincoat is not necessary. An extra pair of shorts should be plenty as the sun will shine after the rain stops. The rainy season can also create good wind conditions for surfing so don't worry!

Which languages do they speak in Senegal?

The national language in Senegal is French but Wolof is spoken more widely as the level of French can depend on education. English is becoming more widely spoken every year. All of our staff can speak French and a lot of them speak english too.