The Inhambane Peninsula in southern Mozambique has been on the map for many years as a scuba divers dream destination, with warm tropical waters and gentle giants such as whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales to see. But this unique stretch of coastline also boasts a variety of surf breaks for all skill levels, even if you have never surfed before. The warm water means that you only need a thin wetsuit on those fresh winter mornings, and some of the surf spots are so uncrowded that your only companions are whale sharks, dolphins or the occasional turtle swimming by.
Tropical storms and cylcone swells are common around January – March, where big swells with breaks all along the coast line can be expected. Lefts and rights start to work all over and the warm water temperature of the season allows to surf with board shorts only. Bonus!
The southerly winter low pressure systems coming from the south atlantic and hitting southern Africa, gently bend into the Mozambique channel, where good clean swells may be expected in the winter months. Mainly right handers work along the coast line. Water temperature averages between 23 – 24 Celsius. 2mm wetsuit recommended.
Tofo Surf – 7 nights / 8 days
Day 1 – The Arrival:
You arrive at Oliver Tambo International airport in Johannesburg.
The regional flight from Johannesburg to Inhambane takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.
At Inhambane airport, a member of our team, who will take you to your accommodation, will receive you. You will get the chance to stop along the way to draw or exchange money, and buy supplies.
Day 2 – 7 – Surfing Tofo:
On your first full day, you will be driven around Tofo and Tofinho by a surf guide, who will show you the spots, and give you all the information you need to make the most of the different waves available. Most of the surf spots are within walking distance from each other, with the furtherest spot being about a 20 minute walk from Tofo Village.
If there are days that are not good for surfing, there is a long list of alternative activities available, such as ocean safaris, scuba diving, horse riding, quad biking, waterskiing, kitesurfing and more.
Day 8 – The Return Journey:
It’s time to head back to Inhambane Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg International Airport. Our service ends here; we hope you had an amazing time surfing in Tofo.
Tofo Surf journey idea includes:
Johannesburg -> Inhambane -> Johannesburg
Inhambane -> Tofo -> Inhambane
7 nights accommodation at a B&B or beach house of your choice
Half day tour of Tofo and all the surf spots.
What else one can do around Tofo:
Tofo has an amazing village vibe with many small cafes, restaurants, back packers + surf shops. Live music and parties are weekly and the Tofo crowd likes to go out on weekends, but weekdays can also be fun.
There are activity centres, where one can hire kayaks and surfboards. The dive centres of Tofo beach are world renown and certified divers should not miss out on diving on one of the famous cleaning stations to see manta rays, and whale sharks.
Good to Know
– Your E-ticket for the regional flight Johannesburg (JNB) to Inhambane (INH) will be sent to you beforehand.
– Visas are recommended to be obtained prior to arrival at the respective Mozambique embassies in home country.
– Bring your sun protection and tropical surf wax.
– Water temperature varies around 23 – 24 celsius in winter (June – September)
– Water temperature varies around 26 – 28 celsius in summer (October – March)