Cape Town is home to some of the best award-winning beaches in the world, it is also one of the world’s best surf locations. With a coastline that extends 307km along the West Coast, Cape Peninsula and False Bay and 72 beaches of white sands and blue waters to enjoy, we are spoilt for choice.
With summer long behind us and the cold windy winter upon us, the surf season is in full swing.
Here are our top five surf spots to catch a wave in Cape Town:
Muizenburg, locally known as surfer’s corner is the perfect spot for anyone learning to surf. The waves are clean with swells that pack just enough punch for beginners or surfers getting back into the game.
Once you’ve mastered Muizenburg, you may appreciate Big Bay. The waves and swells here are a step up in difficulty from Muizenburg but still offer lots of fun for all skill levels from the pros to the groms (a beginner/ inexperienced surfer) for anyone who doesn’t speak surf slang.
Long Beach is a popular surf spot for the more advanced surfers. The swell is generally consistent with almost perfect left and right breaks with waves that are often too big for experienced surfers.
Llandudno is best suited for intermediate and advanced surfers, offering killer waves and fairly decent peaks, it cant handle big swells and creates wedge-type waves which require a certain level of skill to surf.
The mother of all surfing spots. Only the very skilled surfers will take on these monstrous waves reaching as high as 18 meters, you’ll need a tow-in to catch it. Dungeons is Cape Town’s most infamous surf spot and is only accessible by a 15-minute boat ride from the Hout Bay Harbour.