Praia do Tofo is one of Mozambique’s most popular beaches. Historically a small fishing village about 25 kilometers from the town of Inhambane in the Jangamo District of Mozambique, on the ocean facing side of the Ponta da Barra peninsula, Tofo has grown into a major tourist destination, by Mozambican standards. Laid-back and charming, by most others. Dive retreats and surf bars line the shores, in amongst groves of coconut palms. Open to a large fetch of Southern Indian Ocean, Tofo picks up most of the swell pulsing up the Mozambican channel. The water is clean, fish life abundant. While bobbing around at the backline you may well encounter turtles, manta rays, dolphins, whale sharks and if you’re really lucky the odd Zambezi, Tiger or even a nomadic Great White shark. Just keep breathing and paddle in calm as you can. The set up around the corner from Tofo, at the Tofinho (literally small Tofo) point break, easily and consistently delivers the best wave in the region. A classy, often translucent right that funnels across a shallow rocky point and onto a long warping sandbank. The same swells also wrap around the Tofo headland, providing softer, more mellow rollers best exploited on single fin logs. Hot dogging down the line towards the sounds drifting up the point from the beach bars along with the smell of fish and prawns barbecuing on coconut husks, creates all kinds of wonderful dilemmas for Tofo’s surfers. It’s a place many who come for a week end up staying for months or longer.
Our Tofo Surf Trunk gives honour to Praia do Tofo.