Hailed as "The Land God Made In Anger", The northern half of Namibia’s 976-mile coastline is known colloquially as the “Skeleton Coast,” namely because of the thousands of shipwrecks, elephant rib cages mixed with turtle shells, topped with whale vertebrae and seal skulls and whale carcasses that litter the shores. Desolate and barren, The Skeleton Coast is home to, well, firstly the Himba people, a population of roughly around 50,000 and watch out for the wild life - black-backed jackals, hyenas, lions, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, rhinos, and elephants have all been seen on the beaches.
The Skeleton Coast is also home to some of the greatest barrels ever surfed. In the mid 2000's, Corey Lopez put Skeleton Bay on the map. Being dished barrel after barrel. Watch this highlight Mirage covered to see for yourself.
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