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surfing  in cape town

surfing cape town

Cape Town is a great place to surf!  If you’re not a surfer yet and want to learn, there’s no better place than here. 

Our expert, enthusiastic and professional instructors have all the credentials, equipment - and patience! - to teach you and your family this healthy sport. Surf lessons are conducted along Muizenberg Beach which has lovely long, low sets of waves ideal for learning on.  Be warned though, the water is rather cold, especially in summer when the Antarctic currents brush past, so you will need to wear full wetsuits (provided by the surf school too).

For the more experienced surfer, you can choose from many great locations around the peninsular where the powerful waves beg your attention. The winter months (June – August) are particularly great as the swell is pushed in by huge Cape Storms. One of the coolest places for big waves is Dungeons just off the Sentinel in Hout Bay. This spot sees some awesome, roaring waves of up to around 18ft or more… making it the popular location for the international Big Wave competition! Definitely not for beginners, but a huge thrill for those that can take the pace.  It’s even a great spectacle to just enjoy watching the pro’s at play.

Other coastal regions of South Africa such as around Durban and along the Garden Route, also offer incredible surfing spots - and the water’s a lot warmer than in Cape Town!  Our professional guides and instructors can accompany you on a tailored surfing holiday, showcasing some great destinations and ideal waves for all levels of surfer. 

If you’re vising the Cape around August – November, you might be lucky to share the waters with the Southern Right Whale which frequents our bays for breeding at this time of year. Often too surfers are joined by playful seals or a pod of dolphins. And yes, there are sharks – rather large ones, so be sure to surf at beaches where the Shark Spotters are watching. Our instructors will be watchful as well and will advise you where the safest spot is on the day!  Happy surfing bru!

Further up the coast, where the sea is a little warmer, try surfing in Plettenberg Bay

Find out more about all healthy experiences in Cape Town.  Or, a little further inland, see what's on offer in Franschhoek or Stellenbosch.

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