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Welcome to Ngor Island

Photograph By Nicole Dreon

Fifty years ago, Bruce Brown & Co. landed in Dakar, Senegal, to begin filming for the legendary surf movie "The Endless Summer." At the time they were told, "There's no surf in Africa." But as they quickly learned, there is, and it gets pretty good. Today, thanks to Brown's visit five decades ago, Ngor Island, a quarter-mile offshore from Dakar, remains one of the hotbeds of West African surfing.