Less than a four-hour flight from Europe is the Senegalese capital Dakar. Until recently famous for being the final stage of the world renowned Paris - Dakar rally, these days it's largely ignored by most western holiday makers. However the northern shore of the city's peninsula, which forms Africa's most westerly point, boasts world class wave s and consistent beginners breaks which peel onto wide open beaches that fade into the distant haze of the city.
Senegal Surf is a snapshot of the surf community around Dakar, where the waves are virtually empty, the water warm and the local surf community mellow. Dakar's beaches were rubber-stamped by Californians Mike Hynson and Robert August in the 60s, as they became the first western surfers to ride the waves off Senegal during filming of the cult classic The Endless Summer. It’s a wonder therefore, that the area feels like such a well kept secret.
The project was created whilst staying at Malika Surf Camp, surfing the breaks off Yoff and neighbouring beaches. The work embraces the myriad characters that live and work around Yoff beach, as well as providing an insight into Senegalese beach life.