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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, 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:

Depends where you are.

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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 Equipo de supervivencia Equipo de supervivencia Traje Fullsuit Traje Fullsuit Traje Fullsuit Traje Fullsuit
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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Surf Spots

Surf Spots (149)
Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
'Secret' spot 9 / -
1ste Steen 2 / -
2de Steen 1 / -
3de Steen 3 / -
AECI beachbreak. 1 / -
Baileys cottage 4 / -
Bakoven 1 / -
Bali Bay 4 / -
Barnicles 3 / -
Battery 1 / -
Bellows 4 / -
Belly Dancers 3 / -
Betty's Bay 20 / -
Big Bay 4 / -
Blaauwberg 1 / -
Black Rocks 7 / -
Blinkklip Inner Reef 1 / -
Blinkklip Reef 4 / -
Boneyards 2 / -
Buffels Bay 23 / -
Camps Bay shorey 8 / -
Cannonball Reef 1 / -
Cemetery 2 / -
Chapman's Peak mystery lefts. 2 / -
Cherry Rock - / -
Clifton 2nd Beach 1 / -
Clifton 3rd Beach - / -
Clifton 4th Beach 1 / -
Clovelly 6 / -
Clovelly Wedge 3 / -
Conveyer Belts 1 / -
Crabs 2 / -
Crayfish Factory 16 / -
Crayfish Reef - / -
Dangers, reef 14 / -
Dias Beach 27 / -
Die Poort 1 / -
Dolose point - / -
Drainpipes 1 / -
Duckies Reef 1 / -
Dumps - / -
Dunes 7 / -
Dungeons 25 / 1
Dungeons (The Slab section) 10 / -
Electrics - / -
Extensions 2 / -
Gasworks - / -
Glen Beach 14 / -
Glen Reef 2 / -
Glencairn Reef 7 / -
Gordon's Bay , Bikini beach 9 / -
Gordons Bay, Back Reef 1 / -
Gordons Bay, Bikini Shorebreak. 1 / -
Gordons Bay, helicopters - / -
Greenways Reef 1 / -
Haakgat Point 1 / -
Harbour Island - / -
Hout Bay 4 / -
Hout Bay Harbour Wall 1 / -
I&J's 1 / -
Inner kom 4 / -
Jerilotto - / -
K 364 - / -
K 365 3 / -
Kakapo 1 / -
Kalk Bay (Backdoor) 1 / -
Kalk Bay Reef 49 / 1
Kelp Factory 2 / -
Koeelbay (caves) 20 / -
Koeelbay (Ledges) 8 / -
Koeelbay (Main beach) 3 / -
Kokkerot 11 / -
Krans 11 / -
Lagoon Mouth 2 / -
Ledge 2 / -
Leftovers 2 / -
Little Bay - / -
Llandudno 42 / -
Long Beach 9 / -
Long Dong Island 2 / -
Lucky Dube's 1 / -
Mac's spot - / -
Madiba's Hat 2 / -
Madiba's Left 3 / -
Madiba's left (Outers) - / -
Madiba's Right 2 / -
Madiba's Sack - / -
Magnet Rock 2 / -
Marion Island Point 1 / -
Milnerton 9 / -
Milton Pool left - / -
Misty Cliffs 2 / -
Monwabisi 1 / -
Moonlight Bay 4 / -
Muizenburg corner 9 / 1
Mysto Freight Trains 1 / -
Nine mile Reef 3 / -
Noordhoek Beach 4 / -
Off The Wall 12 / -
Off the wall, Kalk Bay 6 / -
Olifants bos 2 / -
Oscar's Point 3 / -
Outer Kom 14 / -
Paranoia 13 / -
Pebbles Shorey 1 / -
penguins 2 / -
pitzmah - / -
Platboom 7 / -
Poes - / -
Potjielos 4 / -
Pringle Bay 19 / -
Pringle Bay Reef 1 / -
Queens 12 / -
Railways - / -
Razorblades 7 / -
Rocklands 8 / -
Rooi Els 1 / -
Royals 7 / -
Sandy Bay 6 / -
Scarborough Beach 1 / -
Scarborough Point 7 / -
Seconds - / -
Selecta's Wedge - / -
Selis - / -
Silkies 4 / -
Snottballs 2 / -
Solly's - / -
Southwest Reef 1 / -
Strand (pipe) 8 / -
Sunlight Bay 1 / -
Sunset Beach 2 / -
Sunset reef 15 / -
Tableview 2 / -
Tafelberg Reef 1 / -
The Bluff left - / -
The Boiler 2 / -
The Hoek 21 / -
The Wedge 7 / -
Thermopylae 9 / -
Thunder Dome 5 / -
Tidal Pools 1 / -
Tidals 1 / -
Tombstones 4 / -
Underwater Point 3 / -
Virgin Point 5 / -
Washing Machines 4 / -
Waterfalls 3 / 1
Wipey's 2 / -
Witsands 4 / -
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Buffels Bay
South Africa

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South Africa

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South Africa

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South Africa

 Last surf sessions

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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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