Best Surf Spots in and Around Cape Town
Cape Town has an abundance of surf spots along its coast, from coves with small, gentle swells, to expansive beaches boasting big, bone-crunching waves. Rather surprisingly, the typically icy Cape Peninsula water temperatures rise during the winter time, making the months of June, July and August ideal for a surf; not to mention, the bigger winter storms make for bigger swells!
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.
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.
Scarborough is popular with surfers and body boarders because of its beautiful views and low levels of congestion. It's about 48-km from Cape Town (45-minutes drive), and never gets crowded, except on beautiful summer days. When the wind blows, it’s an ideal spot for flying kites and kite surfing.