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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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 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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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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Surf Spots

Surf Spots (51)
Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Baggies 7 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Banana Beach 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Banana Reef 8 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Bendigo Point 6 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Black Rock 2 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Coffins - / -
Right Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Dolphin Point 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Donkey Kong Island 11 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Garfield - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Glenmore Beach - / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Green Point 9 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Haines Backdoor 1 / -
Left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Happy Wanderers 2 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Hibberdene 3 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Ifafa Pipes 8 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Impenjati 1 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Karridene Illovo Beach - / -
Right Beach-break Experienced surfers
Kennaway Ledge 2 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Leisure Bay 2 / -
Right Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Lucien 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Margate Beach 6 / -
Right Sand-bar All surfers
Marina Beach 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Mfazazana Point 6 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
MK's 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Mtwalume Crest - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Oslo Beach - / -
Right and left Sand-bar Beginners wave
Palm Beach 3 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Pennington - / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Port Shepstone - / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Ramsgate Beach 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Rocky Bay 2 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Scottburgh 7 / 4
Right and left Point-break All surfers
Shelly Beach - / -
Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Silver Beach (Port Edward) - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Silver Beach Pipeline - / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Ski-Boat Bay 3 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Southbroom 4 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Southbroom - Sea Village 1 / -
Right Beach-break All surfers
St Michaels 15 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Strand - / -
Right Beach-break All surfers
Subways - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Suck Rock 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Sunwich Port 3 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Trafalgar - / -
Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Umtentweni 3 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Umzumbe 4 / -
Right Beach-break All surfers
Uvongo Beach - / -
Right and left Point-break All surfers
Vacancy Reef 4 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Vulamanzi Point 4 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Warner Beach - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Winkle Rocks - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
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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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