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Top 5 surfing spots in Cape Town in 2015

Where to find some of the world's finest surfing

Surfing is a passion. Once you have tried the sport and are hooked there is no way back. As your experience grows and your skills improve, so does your lust for bigger, better waves. The great thing about the sea is that no two waves are the same. The same spot can be flat and calm one day, and perfect for surfing the next.

Riding the wave
Some of the world's best surfing spots can be found in South Africa, including Cape Town.

Cape Town is surrounded by water and therefore has a huge variety of surfing spots. It doesn’t matter whether you are inexperienced and looking to find a gentle swell or have been surfing for an eternity and looking for the biggest waves in town. There will be one that suits you on Cape Town’s coast. The following are probably the best five spots:

Muizenberg

Just half an hour drive from the city centre is the family orientated beach of Muizenberg. The waves here are gentle with just a slight swell. It is the perfect coastline location for the beginner type of surfer. As a family beach, Muizenberg is a great place to allow loved ones to have fun whilst learning the ropes. There are a variety of beachfront cafes to ensure a hot drink is available when finished playing in the chilly surf.

Whether you enjoy beach life or surfing, you will find some excellent spots in Cape Town.

Long Beach

This beach is long and sandy, hence the name! It is situated at Kommetjie which is about a forty minute drive from Cape Town. Long Beach is very popular surfing seashore with an offshore break. The wind is usually south westerly and creates ideal conditions for the experienced surfer. Additionally, this place has waves breaking to the left and to the right which provides fantastic opportunities to catch the killer wave and ride it all the way in. The split waves make it perfect for right leg or left leg dominated surfers.

Glen Beach

This is for seasoned surfers only and they should approach with caution. The locals have a special connection with Glen Beach and do not generally like newbies joining them. The seashore can get quite crowded as many surfers enjoy the hollow waves pounding powerfully into the shore. Most beaches are beautiful places but this one is especially so. It has the advantage of being just a five minute drive from Cape Town. This one is really only for experienced surfers.

There is a great variety of surfing spots around Cape Town, where you can choose to your like.

Llandudno

This is potentially one of the most beautiful and even romantic places in the world. The sea is always crystal clear and framed by white sand and majestic boulders. Surfers love Llandudno as the waves vary from gentle swells to nasty hollows. Any surfer needs to take special care not to end up on the granite boulders which populate the right hand ledge. It is only fifteen minutes by car from the centre of the city. This makes it popular with surfers and body boarders. The beach can get crowded at times. It is recommended that only advanced surfers test their skills here.

Great location for those who prefer quieter moments and calm seas

Dunes

Dunes is approximately a forty minute drive from the centre of the city with a further thirty minute trek required to get from the parking spot to the actual beach. It is very much an experienced surfer spot. On a good day the waves are between six and eight foot tall with some of the best tubes in the world. A south easterly wind is essential for these surf conditions so always check the wind direction and preferably the sea and weather conditions before heading out. The beach is huge and there should never be an issue of overcrowding, particularly as there are far easier beaches to get to. The waves on this beach could well be the best for miles.

Are you an experienced surfer struggling to find the best wave, or you’re just getting started? South Africa and its main capital city Cape Town boast with some of the world’s finest surfing spots. Venture yourself into the wildest waves and make surfing your newest passion. The city is famous for having the tallest and most spectacular waves, so the fun here is guaranteed. This 2015 you have a new goal – to check out Cape Town’s coastlines and catch the most adventurous wave. Are you up for an once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Cape Town villas?

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