Cape Verde Islands

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Rugged, isolated, rarely surfed African nation composed of 10 main islands and five islets, located 400 miles west of Senegal, in the Atlantic Ocean. "This one is as down and dirty as they come," reported Eastern Surf Magazine after a 1993 visit to the Cape Verde Islands, in an article that described some of the world's most depressed living conditions, as well as surf breaking up to 15 to 18 feet...

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