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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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 Hibiscus Coast (KZN South Coast)

South Africa

Recent storms have destroyed many banks down this coast which used to create awesome waves. However, as some waves have diminished others have sprung up. This area is a prime holiday area in the summer (dec/nov) so if planning a surf trip the best time in terms of waves and general atomosphere would be May. The Hibiscous coast has arguably the best consistent weather year round in South Africa. The surf is also very consistent in that there are always waves breaking (i.e no flat season). There are a wide range of breaks across this coast with the typical south coast point breaks producing probably the better the waves. Righthanders are most common with a rare lefthander every now and then.

Surfing in the Hibiscous Coast is based around two main regions. Scottburgh to the north and Margate/Port Shepstone to the south. Surf shops are in great abundance around the Margate Beach area and there should be no problems in renting or buying equipment etc.

Between Scottburgh and Margate the coast is very rural and unexplored, definately great surf potential. Enjoy exploring.

Surf breaks to consider if travelling here:
St Michaels (competative break)
Scottburgh (quality and competion)
Vulamanzi Point (amazing towering right)
The Spot (longest ride)
Margate Beach (great morning wave)
Southbroom (standard point break)
Green Point (classic right)
Banana Reef (for the goofy footers)
Ifafa Pipes (when and if it breaks)
Umzumbe (isoalted soul surfing)

English (Translate this text in English): Recent storms have destroyed many banks down this coast which used to create awesome waves. However, as some waves have diminished others have sprung up. This area is a prime holiday area in the summer (dec/nov) so if planning a surf trip the best time in terms of waves and general atomosphere would be May. The Hibiscous coast has arguably the best consistent weather year round in South Africa. The surf is also very consistent in that there are always waves breaking (i.e no flat season). There are a wide range of breaks across this coast with the typical south coast point breaks producing probably the better the waves. Righthanders are most common with a rare lefthander every now and then.

Surfing in the Hibiscous Coast is based around two main regions. Scottburgh to the north and Margate/Port Shepstone to the south. Surf shops are in great abundance around the Margate Beach area and there should be no problems in renting or buying equipment etc.

Between Scottburgh and Margate the coast is very rural and unexplored, definately great surf potential. Enjoy exploring.

Surf breaks to consider if travelling here:
St Michaels (competative break)
Scottburgh (quality and competion)
Vulamanzi Point (amazing towering right)
The Spot (longest ride)
Margate Beach (great morning wave)
Southbroom (standard point break)
Green Point (classic right)
Banana Reef (for the goofy footers)
Ifafa Pipes (when and if it breaks)
Umzumbe (isoalted soul surfing)

English (Translate this text in English): Recent storms have destroyed many banks down this coast which used to create awesome waves. However, as some waves have diminished others have sprung up. This area is a prime holiday area in the summer (dec/nov) so if planning a surf trip the best time in terms of waves and general atomosphere would be May. The Hibiscous coast has arguably the best consistent weather year round in South Africa. The surf is also very consistent in that there are always waves breaking (i.e no flat season). There are a wide range of breaks across this coast with the typical south coast point breaks producing probably the better the waves. Righthanders are most common with a rare lefthander every now and then.

Surfing in the Hibiscous Coast is based around two main regions. Scottburgh to the north and Margate/Port Shepstone to the south. Surf shops are in great abundance around the Margate Beach area and there should be no problems in renting or buying equipment etc.

Between Scottburgh and Margate the coast is very rural and unexplored, definately great surf potential. Enjoy exploring.

Surf breaks to consider if travelling here:
St Michaels (competative break)
Scottburgh (quality and competion)
Vulamanzi Point (amazing towering right)
The Spot (longest ride)
Margate Beach (great morning wave)
Southbroom (standard point break)
Green Point (classic right)
Banana Reef (for the goofy footers)
Ifafa Pipes (when and if it breaks)
Umzumbe (isoalted soul surfing)

English (Translate this text in English): Recent storms have destroyed many banks down this coast which used to create awesome waves. However, as some waves have diminished others have sprung up. This area is a prime holiday area in the summer (dec/nov) so if planning a surf trip the best time in terms of waves and general atomosphere would be May. The Hibiscous coast has arguably the best consistent weather year round in South Africa. The surf is also very consistent in that there are always waves breaking (i.e no flat season). There are a wide range of breaks across this coast with the typical south coast point breaks producing probably the better the waves. Righthanders are most common with a rare lefthander every now and then.

Surfing in the Hibiscous Coast is based around two main regions. Scottburgh to the north and Margate/Port Shepstone to the south. Surf shops are in great abundance around the Margate Beach area and there should be no problems in renting or buying equipment etc.

Between Scottburgh and Margate the coast is very rural and unexplored, definately great surf potential. Enjoy exploring.

Surf breaks to consider if travelling here:
St Michaels (competative break)
Scottburgh (quality and competion)
Vulamanzi Point (amazing towering right)
The Spot (longest ride)
Margate Beach (great morning wave)
Southbroom (standard point break)
Green Point (classic right)
Banana Reef (for the goofy footers)
Ifafa Pipes (when and if it breaks)
Umzumbe (isoalted soul surfing)

Seasonal swell & wind variations:

East swell with a westerly wind does wonders. Summer and Spring months can have a lot of onshore winds. Most the offshore winds occur around April and May.

Warm water all year round, a shorty may be neccessary in winter. Otherwise its boardshorts :).

English (Translate this text in English): East swell with a westerly wind does wonders. Summer and Spring months can have a lot of onshore winds. Most the offshore winds occur around April and May.

Warm water all year round, a shorty may be neccessary in winter. Otherwise its boardshorts :).

English (Translate this text in English): East swell with a westerly wind does wonders. Summer and Spring months can have a lot of onshore winds. Most the offshore winds occur around April and May.

Warm water all year round, a shorty may be neccessary in winter. Otherwise its boardshorts :).

English (Translate this text in English): East swell with a westerly wind does wonders. Summer and Spring months can have a lot of onshore winds. Most the offshore winds occur around April and May.

Warm water all year round, a shorty may be neccessary in winter. Otherwise its boardshorts :).

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
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Surf Equipment Shorty Shorty Shorty Shorty Boardshorts Boardshorts
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Seasonal swell & wind variations

East swell with a westerly wind does wonders. Summer and Spring months can have a lot of onshore winds. Most the offshore winds occur around April and May.

Warm water all year round, a shorty may be neccessary in winter. Otherwise its boardshorts :).

English (Translate this text in English): East swell with a westerly wind does wonders. Summer and Spring months can have a lot of onshore winds. Most the offshore winds occur around April and May.

Warm water all year round, a shorty may be neccessary in winter. Otherwise its boardshorts :).

English (Translate this text in English): East swell with a westerly wind does wonders. Summer and Spring months can have a lot of onshore winds. Most the offshore winds occur around April and May.

Warm water all year round, a shorty may be neccessary in winter. Otherwise its boardshorts :).

English (Translate this text in English): East swell with a westerly wind does wonders. Summer and Spring months can have a lot of onshore winds. Most the offshore winds occur around April and May.

Warm water all year round, a shorty may be neccessary in winter. Otherwise its boardshorts :).

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By Anonymous , 20-12-2007

Nice one bru - Go onto sixty40.co.za its a good list of all the spots around your area, some pretty impressive looking waves. Ive been getting lank for capetwon westcoast, cheers, j

By Anonymous , 12-12-2007

hahah ja exactly - the poms almost have more spots than us...its pathetic, south africa has great surfing compared to most countries and theres basically year round surf a range of waters...it must be bloody freexing surfing the cape bru...
but im glad theres someone whos adding spots...
good on ya

By Anonymous , 12-12-2007

lekker - Ha nice one, i started doing the same with the west coast, south coast and capetown after i saw that places like bloody France had more spots than us! cheers, J

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