Kitesurfing in South Africa

A paradise to be discovert

Wind Probability

  • January 95% 95%
  • February 95% 95%
  • March 90% 90%
  • April 80% 80%
  • May 60% 60%
  • June 50% 50%
  • July 50% 50%
  • August 50% 50%
  • September 70% 70%
  • October 85% 85%
  • November 90% 90%
  • December 95% 95%

South Africa

a destination on every kitesurfer’s top 3 places to visit for strong, constant winds and unbeatable conditions. It’s no coincidence that the Red Bull King of the Air takes place annualy in Big Bay, one of the best known spots near Cape Town, nor that every year all the best freestyle, waveriders and freeriders worldwide travel to South Africa to enjoy the strong and constant southeasterly winds. This country has everything one could wish for for an unforgettable kite trip. A true kitesurfing paradise to enjoy, discover and push your limits.

When talking about kitesurfing in South Africa, many just narrow it down to the spots near Cape Town, but, the truth is there are so many other spots to explore with equally as good conditions both east and west of Cape Town. There are many perfect unspoken spots away from the crowds where you’ll really get to enjoy some of the most impressively outstanding landscape South Africa has to offer.

Apart from kitesurfing, South Africa offers unlimited outdoor activities encouraging you to discover it in so many more ways than you could posssibly imagine. From trekking, mountain biking and climbing Table Mountain, sandboarding the vast dunes of Atlantis, winetasting in the neighbouring winelands, experiencing unforgettable safaris to diving, wakeboarding and surfing the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. This is what makes Cape Town the ideal location especially when travelling with someone who doesn’t kitesurf. Thanks to its endless possibilites to discover guranteed you’ll get your unlimited sessions in the water!

Kitesurf en Brasil
Kitesurfing South Africa
Kitesurfing South Africa

South Africa

a destination on every kitesurfer’s top 3 places to visit for strong, constant winds and unbeatable conditions. It’s no coincidence that the Red Bull King of the Air takes place annualy in Big Bay, one of the best known spots near Cape Town, nor that every year all the best freestyle, waveriders and freeriders worldwide travel to South Africa to enjoy the strong and constant southeasterly winds. This country has everything one could wish for for an unforgettable kite trip. A true kitesurfing paradise to enjoy, discover and push your limits.

When talking about kitesurfing in South Africa, many just narrow it down to the spots near Cape Town, but, the truth is there are so many other spots to explore with equally as good conditions both east and west of Cape Town. There are many perfect unspoken spots away from the crowds where you’ll really get to enjoy some of the most impressively outstanding landscape South Africa has to offer.

Apart from kitesurfing, South Africa offers unlimited outdoor activities encouraging you to discover it in so many more ways than you could posssibly imagine. From trekking, mountain biking and climbing Table Mountain, sandboarding the vast dunes of Atlantis, winetasting in the neighbouring winelands, experiencing unforgettable safaris to diving, wakeboarding and surfing the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. This is what makes Cape Town the ideal location especially when travelling with someone who doesn’t kitesurf. Thanks to its endless possibilites to discover guranteed you’ll get your unlimited sessions in the water!

Kitesurf en Brasil
Kitesurfing South Africa

Wind Probability

  • January 95% 95%
  • February 95% 95%
  • March 90% 90%
  • April 80% 80%
  • May 60% 60%
  • June 50% 50%
  • July 50% 50%
  • August 50% 50%
  • September 70% 70%
  • October 85% 85%
  • November 90% 90%
  • December 95% 95%

Many different spots to be discovert

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Freeride

Blouberg - Lagoon Beach

 

This is the first spot we see coming from Cape Town.

Blouberg - Sunset Beach

This is a large beach with small sand dunes behind where the southeasterly wind blows consistently.

Blouberg - Dolphin Beach

During high season this is one of the most crowded spots due to the number of kite schools which teach here.

Blouberg - Kite Beach

This spot is just a few hundred metres downwind from Dolphin Beach.

Big Bay

A small bay with rocks on either side where regular waves form leaving perfect flat water in between them.

Haakgat

This is Cape Town’s most famous spot for waveriding.

Yzerfontein

With the right conditions, this is an awesome wave spot.

Langebaan

Langebaan is a quiant growing town beside a huge crystal clear blue lagoon which form part of the West Coast National Park.

Saldanha Bay

This spot is located north of the Langebaan Lagoon, opposite the town.

Velddrif

Velddrif, a rare spot which offers amazing flat water conditions.

Paternoster

Kitesurfing conditions here are good with a swell and the SW wind is blowing.

Scarborough & Misty Cliffs

Waves form here very neatly offering great waveriding conditions when both NW or SE winds blow.

Witsand (Olas)

Witsand is a beautiful beach surrounded by sandunes and is an amazing spot for waveriding.

Platboom Beach

This spot works perfectly with SE winds with nicely organised waves reaching up to 6 meters high.

Hermanus

Hermanus is a fishing town 127km away from Cape Town with a large lagoon and open sea spots.

Struisbaai Harbour & Main Beach

In Struisbaai offers both a flat water spot and a wave spot.

Witsand (Agua Plana)

This spot is the jewel of South Africa for kitesurfing.

Blouberg - Lagoon Beach

 

This is the first spot we see coming from Cape Town.

Blouberg - Sunset Beach

This is a large beach with small sand dunes behind where the southeasterly wind blows consistently.

Blouberg - Dolphin Beach

During high season this is one of the most crowded spots due to the number of kite schools which teach here.

Blouberg - Kite Beach

This spot is just a few hundred metres downwind from Dolphin Beach.

Big Bay

A small bay with rocks on either side where regular waves form leaving perfect flat water in between them.

Haakgat

This is Cape Town’s most famous spot for waveriding.

Yzerfontein

With the right conditions, this is an awesome wave spot.

Langebaan

Langebaan is a quiant growing town beside a huge crystal clear blue lagoon which form part of the West Coast National Park.

Saldanha Bay

This spot is located north of the Langebaan Lagoon, opposite the town.

Velddrif

Velddrif, a rare spot which offers amazing flat water conditions.

Paternoster

Kitesurfing conditions here are good with a swell and the SW wind is blowing.

Scarborough & Misty Cliffs

Waves form here very neatly offering great waveriding conditions when both NW or SE winds blow.

Witsand (Olas)

Witsand is a beautiful beach surrounded by sandunes and is an amazing spot for waveriding.

Platboom Beach

This spot works perfectly with SE winds with nicely organised waves reaching up to 6 meters high.

Hermanus

Hermanus is a fishing town 127km away from Cape Town with a large lagoon and open sea spots.

Struisbaai Harbour & Main Beach

In Struisbaai offers both a flat water spot and a wave spot.

Witsand (Agua Plana)

This spot is the jewel of South Africa for kitesurfing.

Requirements to enter the country

To enter the country you will need a valid passport for at least six months from the date of entry. You will be permitted a tourist visa valid for up to 90 days which is obtained at the airport of your arrival. During the flight you will be handed an Arrival Card; a piece of paper that you receive upon arrival that must be filled in, authorizing your stay for a certain period. You must keep this document with you during your stay in South Africa as it must be handed in at customs on the day of your departure.

We advise you to contact the embassy or consulate of your home country should you be in doubt about the requirements necessary to enter South Africa.

Local Currency

The South African currency is called the Rand (R) and we advise you to check the exchange rates when exchanging your money.

Food & Drinks

The South African cuisine is richly varied thanks to the influence of both native and foreign cultures. It is considered as one of the best culinary countries worldwide with one of the highest quality / price ratio. Finally, the fruits vary depending on the region but every breakfast offers a wide selection of fruits and juices according to the season.

Internet Connection & Plugs

Every pousada that we work with offers a high speed wifi connection. The plugs have a three rounded pin, therefore we advise you to take your own adaptor in case your hotel cannot provide them.

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