Sal is famous for its trade winds blowing in from the Sahara mainly from November to April. As well as making life more comfortable during the hot days it has made Sal a top tourist destination for a variety of sports. There are a number of surfing spots from the beginners waves which can be found on the main beach in Santa Maria to the professional waves which can be found around the corner of the island at a place called Ponta Preta. Ponta Preta is not for the feint hearted but worth a visit when the waves are big and the professional surfers are in action! The winds are also a magnet for both windsurfers and kitesurfers. The latter can be found on kitebeach which is a short trip in a taxi from Santa Maria.
Visit Cape Verde propose to discover you the best point of views of Sal island: