Surf’s up in Angola now the war years are over
"It's impossible to rent a room here on weekends."
- 'Bruce,' local businessman
Cabo Ledo, Angola - It used to be unthinkable for even the most daredevil surfers to venture south of Luanda toward the beach of Cabo Ledo during almost four decades of wars in the southwestern African nation of Angola.
But the restoration of peace in 2002 has turned oil-rich Angola into one of the world's fastest growing economies and opened a new frontier for surfers, mostly from Luanda, who flock to the warm blue waters of Cabo Ledo on weekends to ride waves.