Kitesurfing in Witsand, Hermanus & Struisbaai

Great mix of flat water and waves

Kitesurfing in Witsand, Hermanus & Struisbaai

Great mix of flat water and waves

The East Coast

of South Africa goes from False Bay up to Santa Lucia – a stretch of 1700km with warmer waters, typical of the Indian Ocean, and more tropical surroundings and climate, which becomes increasingly noticeable the further away from Cape Town. This part of South Africa is less known both for kitesurfing and traditional tourism. Without travelling too far away from Cape Town, we can show you three different spots which is perfect for those who have a real sense of adventure.

Kitesurfing Witsand

Wind (Knots)

High season – October – March ➔ 18 kn – 25 kn

Probability of wind – 95%

Low season – April – September ➔ 10 kn – 18 kn

Probability of wind – 45%

Kitesurfing Witsand

Kite size

Men (take 2 sizes)

9 & 12 depending on weight

Women (take 2 sizes)

7 & 9 depending on weight

Kitesurfing Witsand

Climate

Air temperature

22˚C – 38˚C high season

Water temperature

16˚C – 22˚C high season

Kitesurfing Witsand
Kitesurfing Witsand
Kitesurfing Witsand

Spots’ characteristics

Hermanus is 127km away from Cape Town and offers both a lagoon and open sea spots. Both are suited to all kinds of levels, although beginners will most likely prefer riding in the lagoon as it offers perfect flat water conditions. In the open sea we find nice medium sized waves, perfect for improving waveriding techniques. This spots works perfectly with SE winds and with SW conditions it can get a bit gusty.

In Struisbaai is a flat water and a wave spot. The first one is found near the Harbour and in order to get here, you’d have to set up the kite at Main Beach and do an upwind. It’s worthwile the hassle as the flat water conditions here are amazing. This spot works well with both SE and SW winds

Main Beach is a large beach forming a bay where waves set up nicely both right and left with SE and SW winds. The SW can be gusty at times, therefore the more we move to the west point of the bay, the cleaner it’ll be.

This spot is the jewel of South Africa for kitesurfing. A sand bank at a rivermouth shapes a perfect large flat water lagoon where conditions are ideal for freestyle and for beginners. In the open sea, conditions are also good for beginners, although the lagoon is much more suitable. The spot in itself is beautiful and it’s completely worthwile the 300km drive from Cape Town in order to spend at least a couple of days here. You must be cautious when leaving your stuff at the beach as with high tide the water level can practically cover most of the beach and you can loose everything!

  • Spots for beginner kiters 100%
  • Spots for experienced kiters 100%
  • Freeride 100%
  • Kitewave 80%
  • Freestyle 100%
Kitesurfing Witsand
Kitesurfing Witsand
Kitesurfing Witsand

South African Kite Safaris

Discover the best South African Spots on this Kite Safari, it’ll be the best kitesurfing adventure of your life!

Special deals to Witsand

Whether you are wanting to head straight to Witsand or whether it is just one of your destination, we will organise it.

Hermanus

Hermanus is 127km away from Cape Town and offers both a lagoon and opened sea spots.

Struisbaai Harbour & Main Beach

In Struisbaai we find a flat water and a wave spot.

Witsand (Flat water)

This spot is the jewel of South Africa for kitesurfing.

Hermanus

Hermanus is 127km away from Cape Town and offers both a lagoon and opened sea spots.

Struisbaai Harbour & Main Beach

In Struisbaai we find a flat water and a wave spot.

Witsand (Flat water)

This spot is the jewel of South Africa for kitesurfing.

Requirements to get into the country
To enter the country you will need a valid passport for at least six months from the date of entry. Normally with this you’re granted a tourist visa valid for up to 90 days.

Nevertheless we advise you to contact the embassy of 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 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 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 guest house 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 adator in case your hotel doesn’t have enough of them.

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