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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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 West Coast

South Africa

The west coast of South Africa is strikingly beautiful, sparsely populated, has freezing cold water all year round and is home to a variety of different types of surf breaks, mostly surfed in the Western Cape, leaving the Northern Cape somewhat unsurfed and rarely explored. Known for its long left-hand point breaks such as Elands Bay being one of the most popular, you do not have to travel too far in order to get relatively descent and uncrowded surf most of the year round. A perfect weekend getaway destination from Cape Town.

English (Translate this text in English): The west coast of South Africa is strikingly beautiful, sparsely populated, has freezing cold water all year round and is home to a variety of different types of surf breaks, mostly surfed in the Western Cape, leaving the Northern Cape somewhat unsurfed and rarely explored. Known for its long left-hand point breaks such as Elands Bay being one of the most popular, you do not have to travel too far in order to get relatively descent and uncrowded surf most of the year round. A perfect weekend getaway destination from Cape Town.

English (Translate this text in English): The west coast of South Africa is strikingly beautiful, sparsely populated, has freezing cold water all year round and is home to a variety of different types of surf breaks, mostly surfed in the Western Cape, leaving the Northern Cape somewhat unsurfed and rarely explored. Known for its long left-hand point breaks such as Elands Bay being one of the most popular, you do not have to travel too far in order to get relatively descent and uncrowded surf most of the year round. A perfect weekend getaway destination from Cape Town.

English (Translate this text in English): The west coast of South Africa is strikingly beautiful, sparsely populated, has freezing cold water all year round and is home to a variety of different types of surf breaks, mostly surfed in the Western Cape, leaving the Northern Cape somewhat unsurfed and rarely explored. Known for its long left-hand point breaks such as Elands Bay being one of the most popular, you do not have to travel too far in order to get relatively descent and uncrowded surf most of the year round. A perfect weekend getaway destination from Cape Town.

Seasonal swell & wind variations:

NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

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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 Kit de survie Kit de survie
Water temp. 12°C
54°F
15°C
59°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
64°F
15°C
59°F
12°C
54°F
Air temp. 35°C
95°F
28°C
82°F
20°C
68°F
18°C
64°F
25°C
77°F
32°C
90°F
Climate

Seasonal swell & wind variations

NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

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Surf Spots

Surf Spots (41)
Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
16 MILE BEACH - / -
Don't know Beach-break All surfers
Baby Pipes 11 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Boneyard CJ - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Boskraal Strand - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Cape Death 2 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Cape st. Martin reef 2 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Donkin Bay 1 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Doring Bay 4 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Elands Bay 18 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Farmer Burgers 4 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Garbage dumps 2 / -
Right and left Point-break Experienced surfers
Groenrivier Rivermouth 1 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Groot Trekoskraal 6 / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
Heaven 8 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Hell 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Hondeklip Bay Reef 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Kelp Reef 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky All surfers
Klein Trekoskraal - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Lamberts Bay 10 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Langberg Point - / -
Left Point-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Marble shorey 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break Pros or kamikaze only...
McDougals Bay 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Mossel bay 9 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Olifants Rivermouth 1 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Paradise 3 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Pastures 6 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Pepper Grinders 3 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Port Nolloth Reef 4 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Rollers 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Samson's Bak 8 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
Skulpfontein Reef 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Sours - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Stompneus Baai 1 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Stovepipes 4 / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Strandfontein beachbreak 1 / -
Right Beach-break All surfers
Suicide Reef 1 / -
Left Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Swartriet beach 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Trailer Bay 1 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Undisclosed 15 / -
Right Reef-rocky Pros or kamikaze only...
Vredenberg point - / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Wallekraal Point 1 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
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By Anonymous , 04-04-2009

get rid of all the fake spots - can someone maybe put up a list of all the fake spots that this jono kont has added? i dont wanna be spending my time and all that petrol money running around on a wild goose chase. thanks.

By Anonymous , 20-11-2007

Weskus is LEKKER!! - Westcoast, what more can I say. Loads of kiff, consistent spots with all types of waves. From shoreys to pointbreaks, reefy's to SIC heavy mutant beasts. One of the top places in the world for surf considering how many good spots there are. I reckon theres deffinately alot more unchecked potential up here, especially in the Northern Cape. When i get time off work im cruising up here to find out myself.

By Anonymous , 03-09-2007

Very good waves here - I am from Chile and came up this coast last year for surf. where i come is good waves but in SA I have never seen so much good and quality surf, esepecially the west coast, so many perfect waves and little people. You are lucky to live here. I will be back.

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