5 famous surf spots in Cape town

There is a lot of surf spots along the coast of Cape Town for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

 it is one of the best city in the world for surfing because you can find a spot with offshore conditions in Cape town everery day of the year.

we put you below a list of 5 famous surf spot around cap town.

Muizenberg

Surfer’s Corner at Muizenberg is a popular learning spot, and is only about a 30-minute drive from the Cape Town city centre. The waves characteristic of this surf spot are gentle, and are ideal under a north-westerly wind direction. If surfing is new to you, pick up a few lessons or go on a combined surf and yoga camps at the city’s closest hostel to the beach,

Level of experience: Beginner to intermediate

Long Beach

Long Beach at Kommetjie is just that, a long, sandy beach that’s very popular with surfers. The wave breaks both to the left and the right, which gives ample opportunities for both natural (right-leg dominated surfer) and goofy footers (left-leg dominated surfer) to conquer a killer wave. It’s about a 40-minute drive from the Cape Town city centre. The break is offshore on a south-west wind, and is suitable for more experienced surfers.

Level of experience: intermediate

Big Bay

This beach break spot between Melkbos and Bloubergstrand is popular with surfers of any level. It’s about a 30-minute drive from the city centre, and is best on a day when an east to south-east wind is blowing. The spot is known for its friendly locals, and has a cosy coffee shop across the park for an after-surf pick-me-up.  

Level of experience: beginner on small days, intermediate and advanced on bigger wave days.

Glen Beach

If you’re not a seasoned surfer, you should rather avoid Glen Beach. Locals are very protective over this spot, and may be unwelcoming to newbies. Glen Beach can also get quite crowded when conditions are favourable; nonetheless, it is much loved among surfers for its powerful, hollow waves and beautiful surroundings – the Twelve Apostels loom majestically in the background. It is ideally located, a mere five minutes drive from the city centre, right between Clifton and Camps Bay beaches.

Dunes

If you are keen for a bit of mission, head out to Dunes. It is about a 40-minute drive from the city in the direction of Noordhoek Beach, and is the favourite spot of famous South African electro music duo Goldfish. In order to get to the beach break, you will have to trek along a mega-stretch of beach, which will take you roughly 30 minutes. On a good surf day (which requires a south-easterly wind), you can expect solid six to eight foot waves that provides world-class tubes.

Level of experience: advanced

We hope that this article will help you to enjoy surfing Cape town.

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