Tofo, known by its full name as Praia do Tofo, is a small town in the SE of Mozambique, which is a country in southeastern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.
Sitting on the Indian Ocean coast, Tofo is one of the major tourist destinations in Mozambique. Should you decide to go to Tofo for a spot of windsurfing/kiteboarding, here are the main things you need to know about:
There’s no bad time to go to Tofo for wind. This location gets steady trade winds all year long. The trades blow from the NE, E, SE and S.
The water conditions are suitable for riders of all levels, from the novice to the expert rider. You get small to big waves in Tofo.
There’s soft sand on the shore and sandy on the bottom of the water. There are no main hazards in the water – just make sure to get out of the way of dive boats heading out.
Other useful information
Tofo is not a crowded location, which I know some of you will like.
There are plenty of local bars where you can enjoy a nice drink.
Tofo is one of the best places in the world to see whale sharks.
Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons. From October until March it’s wet season; from April until September it’s dry season. The temperature is always pretty high in Mozambique. In July for example it’s between 13°C to 24°C while in February it’s between 22°C and 31°C.
Inhambane Airport is operational Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 17:00, Saturdays from 08:00 to 17:00, open by advance request on Sundays.