Surf Spots

Cape Town

MUIZENBERG

The perfect wave to start surfing and learning on.  It’s a beach break with no rocks to worry about.

The ideal wind is a North Easterly which is offshore meaning the wind blows off the land flattening the

surface of the sea and making the waves smooth for riding.  It also works well on a North Westerly wind.

This wave is popular with Longboarders, but can also be ridden by Shortboarders when bigger.

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DANGERS BEACH

This wave breaks over a reef and is not for beginners.  Bodyboarders and Shortboarders that know what they are doing are able to surf this wave.

The best wind for this spot is a North Westerly wind which will make it offshore, but can also be surfed in a South Westerly/Westerly wind if the wind is not too strong.

Danger-Reef

KALK BAY

This is a reef breaking wave and is only to be surfed by intermediate Shortboarders and Bodyboarders.

The locals are not going to openly give you waves and you will have to wait your turn in the line up

before you can grab a wave.  Respect the locals and you won’t have any problems.

The best wind for this spot is a North Westerly wind which will make it offshore, but can also be surfed in a South Westerly/Westerly wind if the wind is not too strong.

kalkBay Shootout 2012 Surfing Contest

SCARBOROUGH

There are 3 places to surf at this beach.  The rocks run out along the left side of the beach forming what is known as a point break. This can only be surfed by intermediate surfers.

You will have to battle the seaweed forest when paddling into the wave.  The sand bank is in front also towards the left side of the beach, which creates a hollow wave on good days to get barreled on.  The 3rd place is right in front of the car park and is named Battleships.  The wave breaks in front of the rocks and runs right towards the beach.  Scarborough can only really be surfed by intermediate surfers.  The perfect wind for this spot is a South Easterly wind.  It is also prone to rip currents so you will have to keep your eye on the beach where you got in the water to stay where you went out.

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MISTY CLIFFS

This is a small rocky beach which is only to be surfed by intermediate surfers.  There is a sand bank on the left side of the beach, a small reef in the middle and a right breaking wave in front of the rocks on the right side of the beach.  When paddling out one needs to be careful of the rocks and you need to time it right so you don’t get washed back on the rocks.  A North Westerly is best for this spot which makes it offshore.

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WITSANDS

This surf spot is mostly a beach break.  There are rocks on the left side of the beach where guys surf that you have to keep your eyes on, and one or two larger rocks in front that are sometimes submersed under water on the high tide.  You can spot them from above on the road and can see where to avoid them.  The rest of the beach is sandy and on the right side of the beach there is a sand bank called Barclays Bank.  The sand banks do shift around and they have to be really good for the wave to run nicely and even be hollow sometimes.

This spot to be surfed by intermediate surfers and one also has to be careful of a rip current that runs right down the length of the beach.  It is not always there but one needs to watch it from the road to see if it is strong or not.  This spot is offshore with a North Westerly wind.

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CRAYFISH FACTORY

This is a big wave surf spot and can be accessed from paddling out from the Crayfish factory at Witsands.

It can be surfed from 8 foot – 25 foot and only a few guys who know what they are doing surf it on the big days.  It breaks in front of the outer rocks and runs right.

This spot also works on a North Westerly wind.

crayfish factory

365

This spot gets its name due to the fact that it pretty much breaks 365 days a year.  This surf spot is accessible in the Soetwater National Park, which one has to pay to gain entrance to.   At the crossroads by Witsands one takes a left down the road which leads to the entrance of the park.  This wave breaks far out and one needs to be relatively fit to paddle up to 10 minutes to reach it.  Definitely for the surfers who know what they are doing.  This wave breaks right, on a reef, and gets big at times.

Best wind for this spot is a South Westerly wind.

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OUTER KOM

Welcome to the town of Kommetjie.  A town which lives for the sea and water sports.

Outer Kom is a point break wave which runs right down the rocky point.  This spot is renowned for its big waves.  Only to be surfed by the surfer who is confident on bigger waves.  This is quite a heavy wave on the take off.  This wave runs all the way to the inside and this spot is named (Inner Kom)…

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INNER KOM

This wave is smaller than on the outside at Outer Kom and runs right down the rocky point.

It is popular with local kids and also Longbaorders.  There is no sand at this spot, only rocks and lots of seaweed.

The correct wind for clean offshore conditions is a South Easterly wind.

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LONG BEACH

This surf spot is also found in the town of Kommetjie.  There are 3 places one can surf here – the left breaking wave breaks in front of the rocks which is named Pebbles and runs towards the beach.  The peak breaks in front of the beach and mostly runs right but also runs left on certain days.  Then there is Krons which is further down the beach and breaks on a sand bar creating a hollow wave which can be surfed on the high tide and is fun for Bodyboarders and Shortboarders.  Long beach is not fit for beginners, only intermediate surfers.  It is a very popular surf spot and does get crowded resulting at times in heated tempers and choice words spoken.

The best wind for offshore conditions is a South Westerly wind but does also work on a South Easterly wind, but then is slightly cross shore.

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DUNES (NOORDHOEK)

This surf spot is around the corner from Long beach and is found on a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach which takes up to half an hour to walk down.  This wave breaks on sand and runs both left and right, and when bigger it gets really hollow and is great for getting barreled in.  It can hold up to 10 foot, but is difficult to paddle out to the back line.  Not for the inexperienced surfer.

The wind blows offshore here with a South Easterly wind and does not work well on any other wind.

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THE HOEK

The Hoek is found right in the corner of Noordhoek beach and is not visible from the car park – one has to walk around an outcrop of rocks to be able to view it.  This wave breaks right in a very small beach and is popular in Summer time with Bodyboarders and Shortbaorders for its hollow wave which one can get barreled in.  It is not a very long running wave and needs to be caught on the far right by the rocks to be able to surf it correctly.

This surf spot also works on a South Easterly wind which prevails in Summer time.

the hoek

DUNGEONS

This is a big wave surf spot and is only accessible by boat.

The wave breaks right and is very heavily felt if it closes out on you and will hold you under water for a long period of time before releasing you up for air.  Only to be surfed by the seasoned surfer who knows what he is doing in BIG surf.

This spot is offshore on a North Westerly wind.

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LLANDUDNO

This is a beach break and on the right side of the beach the wave runs almost like a wedge type of wave when the surf is bigger.  It is a heavy beach break and only intermediate surfers should attempt to surf here.

The best wind for offshore conditions is a South Easterly wind.  When the wind is very strong this spot is nicely sheltered from it.

Llandudno