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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Cape Town

South Africa

Cape Town is one of the coolest cities on this small planet, to make it even better, it has great surfing. Expect cold water, especially in summer when the antarctic currents bursh past. Swell has an uninterupted line all the way from Cape Horn - big powerful waves on offer! Alternatively swing round to the False Bay side to enjoy the tropical (!) waters of the indian ocean - OK, not exactly tropical but several degrees warmer. Winter months (June - August) are best with the most swell being pushed in by huge storms between Cape Town and the antarctic but generally South Africa is one of the worlds most surf spoiled countries, which means there is surf all year round, depending where you are. Happy surfing bru!

English (Translate this text in English): Cape Town is one of the coolest cities on this small planet, to make it even better, it has great surfing. Expect cold water, especially in summer when the antarctic currents bursh past. Swell has an uninterupted line all the way from Cape Horn - big powerful waves on offer! Alternatively swing round to the False Bay side to enjoy the tropical (!) waters of the indian ocean - OK, not exactly tropical but several degrees warmer. Winter months (June - August) are best with the most swell being pushed in by huge storms between Cape Town and the antarctic but generally South Africa is one of the worlds most surf spoiled countries, which means there is surf all year round, depending where you are. Happy surfing bru!

English (Translate this text in English): Cape Town is one of the coolest cities on this small planet, to make it even better, it has great surfing. Expect cold water, especially in summer when the antarctic currents bursh past. Swell has an uninterupted line all the way from Cape Horn - big powerful waves on offer! Alternatively swing round to the False Bay side to enjoy the tropical (!) waters of the indian ocean - OK, not exactly tropical but several degrees warmer. Winter months (June - August) are best with the most swell being pushed in by huge storms between Cape Town and the antarctic but generally South Africa is one of the worlds most surf spoiled countries, which means there is surf all year round, depending where you are. Happy surfing bru!

English (Translate this text in English): Cape Town is one of the coolest cities on this small planet, to make it even better, it has great surfing. Expect cold water, especially in summer when the antarctic currents bursh past. Swell has an uninterupted line all the way from Cape Horn - big powerful waves on offer! Alternatively swing round to the False Bay side to enjoy the tropical (!) waters of the indian ocean - OK, not exactly tropical but several degrees warmer. Winter months (June - August) are best with the most swell being pushed in by huge storms between Cape Town and the antarctic but generally South Africa is one of the worlds most surf spoiled countries, which means there is surf all year round, depending where you are. Happy surfing bru!

Seasonal swell & wind variations:

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Kit de survie Kit de survie Combi intégrale Combi intégrale Combi intégrale Combi intégrale
Water temp. 13°C
55°F
15°C
59°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
64°F
15°C
59°F
13°C
55°F
Air temp. 35°C
95°F
28°C
82°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
64°F
25°C
77°F
32°C
90°F
Climate

Seasonal swell & wind variations

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
'Secret' spot 9 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
1ste Steen 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
2de Steen 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
3de Steen 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
AECI beachbreak. 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Baileys cottage 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Bakoven 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Bali Bay 4 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Barnicles 3 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Battery 1 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Bellows 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Belly Dancers 3 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Betty's Bay 20 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Big Bay 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Blaauwberg 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Black Rocks 7 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Blinkklip Inner Reef 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Blinkklip Reef 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Boneyards 2 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Buffels Bay 23 / -
Right Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Camps Bay shorey 8 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Cannonball Reef 1 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Cemetery 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Chapman's Peak mystery lefts. 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Cherry Rock - / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Clifton 2nd Beach 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Clifton 3rd Beach - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Clifton 4th Beach 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Clovelly 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Clovelly Wedge 3 / -
Left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Conveyer Belts 1 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Crabs 2 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Crayfish Factory 16 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Crayfish Reef - / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Dangers, reef 14 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Dias Beach 27 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Die Poort 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Dolose point - / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Drainpipes 1 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Duckies Reef 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Dumps - / -
Right Sand-bar All surfers
Dunes 7 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Dungeons 25 / 1
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Dungeons (The Slab section) 10 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Electrics - / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
Extensions 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Gasworks - / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Glen Beach 14 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Glen Reef 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Glencairn Reef 7 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Gordon's Bay , Bikini beach 9 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Gordons Bay, Back Reef 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Gordons Bay, Bikini Shorebreak. 1 / -
Right breakwater/jetty All surfers
Gordons Bay, helicopters - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Greenways Reef 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Haakgat Point 1 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Harbour Island - / -
Right breakwater/jetty All surfers
Hout Bay 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Hout Bay Harbour Wall 1 / -
Right breakwater/jetty All surfers
I&J's 1 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Inner kom 4 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Jerilotto - / -
Right Point-break All surfers
K 364 - / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
K 365 3 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Kakapo 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Kalk Bay (Backdoor) 1 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Kalk Bay Reef 49 / 1
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Kelp Factory 2 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Koeelbay (caves) 20 / -
Right Beach-break Experienced surfers
Koeelbay (Ledges) 8 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Koeelbay (Main beach) 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Kokkerot 11 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Krans 11 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Lagoon Mouth 2 / -
Right Sand-bar All surfers
Ledge 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Leftovers 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Little Bay - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Llandudno 42 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Long Beach 9 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Long Dong Island 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Lucky Dube's 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Mac's spot - / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
Madiba's Hat 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
Madiba's Left 3 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Madiba's left (Outers) - / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Madiba's Right 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Madiba's Sack - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Magnet Rock 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
Marion Island Point 1 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Milnerton 9 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Milton Pool left - / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Misty Cliffs 2 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Monwabisi 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Moonlight Bay 4 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Muizenburg corner 9 / 1
Right and left Beginners wave
Mysto Freight Trains 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Nine mile Reef 3 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Noordhoek Beach 4 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Off The Wall 12 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Off the wall, Kalk Bay 6 / -
Left breakwater/jetty Experienced surfers
Olifants bos 2 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Oscar's Point 3 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Outer Kom 14 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Paranoia 13 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Pebbles Shorey 1 / -
Right Beach-break Experienced surfers
penguins 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Platboom 7 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Poes - / -
Left Beach-break All surfers
Potjielos 4 / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Pringle Bay 19 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Pringle Bay Reef 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Queens 12 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Railways - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Razorblades 7 / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Rocklands 8 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Rooi Els 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Royals 7 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Sandy Bay 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Scarborough Beach 1 / -
Right Beach-break All surfers
Scarborough Point 7 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Seconds - / -
Right and left Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Selecta's Wedge - / -
Left Beach-break All surfers
Selis - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Silkies 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Snottballs 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Solly's - / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Southwest Reef 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Strand (pipe) 8 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Sunlight Bay 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Sunset Beach 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Sunset reef 15 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Tableview 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Tafelberg Reef 1 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
The Bluff left - / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
The Boiler 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
The Hoek 21 / -
Right Sand-bar Pros or kamikaze only...
The Wedge 7 / -
Left breakwater/jetty Experienced surfers
Thermopylae 9 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Thunder Dome 5 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Tidal Pools 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Tidals 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Tombstones 4 / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Underwater Point 3 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Virgin Point 5 / -
Left Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Washing Machines 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Waterfalls 3 / 1
Left Reef-coral All surfers
Wipey's 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Witsands 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
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Big Bay
By wiehan2365
Dec 29, 2011
- awsum session ima nt dt good bt it was nyc huge waves to ride  
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Big Bay
By RyanGman23
Jun 14, 2010
- Nice break...first proper session at this spot. Lots of fun and decent break when it works. This will probably become my local spot now as there is a frienly vibe and nice cafe's around for after the session.
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Muizenburg corner
By kkuschke
Aug 1, 2007
- Actually quite a good session. As I can't actually surf, it was loads of fun, as I got up a few times. A lot of work getting out though, as the waves were quite strong for Muizenburg. Water was freezing cold, but awesome fun!
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Big Bay
By ernst
May 3, 2007
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Big Bay
By kkuschke
Apr 18, 2007
Crazy - This was the craziest surf session ever. Ernst & I went out, just after I bought my new board. We were also the only "dumb" people in the water, apart from a few kite-surfers. Needless to say, our session wasn't very long, and it mu
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By Anonymous , 21-06-2008

public transport to surf - Hi. Is there a public bus/train that I can take from UCT to the surf? If so do they allow you to carry on a surfboard?? Hope someone knows

By Anonymous , 26-09-2007

- alright dudes im heading to cape town for the 08 new years is there still waves then?

By Pab , 13-09-2007

From Chile - I am from chile and surf for many year and surf all over world but i think best surf in worlds is here in Capetown, i have never seen so much good surf you are lucky to live here.

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