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Cape Town’s kitesurfing spots

Below we have listed some of Cape Town’s most popular kitesurfing spots.

We cover all the basic information of the spot itself, for example, the summer sea temperature, the predominant wind direction, and even what type of riding spot it is.

If you have any more questions on other locations not listed, feel free to email us at info@coastlinekitesurfing.com, for a more in-depth response on other locations in and around Cape Town.

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Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand is known for its long white sandy beaches and its epic view of Table Mountain. It is a very popular kite surfing destination in summer, mainly for its famous strong South Easterly trade winds, known as the Cape Doctor.

Local Advice:

The best wind direction: South Easterly – the prominent summer wind direction

Water temperature: 13 °C (winter) – 20 °C (summer)

Wind range: 10-40 Knots

Wetsuit thickness: 3.2mm Summer – 5.4mm Winter

Style: Freeride/Wave/Big Air

Fun Fact: Not so long ago, a shipwreck was demolished by a bomb squad off the coast of Bloubergstrand, because it was leaking oil into the ocean.

Big Bay

Big Bay, has become famous for hosting the world renowned kitesurfing event, Red Bull King of the air.

The conditions are similar to those in Blouberg in terms of wind, but in terms of swell, here it can get quite big, and breaks are clean and glassy. All in all this spot has become super popular with riders from all around the world.

Local Advice:

The best wind direction: South Easterly – the prominent summer wind direction

Water temperature: 13 °C (winter) – 20 °C (summer)

Wind range: 10-40 Knots

Wetsuit thickness: 3.2mm Summer – 5.4mm Winter

Style: Wave/Big Air

Fun Fact: If you search the beaches long enough during low tide, it is possible you will find a fossilized great white shark tooth.

Shark Bay Langebaan

Shark bay, is a lagoon located in Langebaan. The lagoon got its name, not from man eating sharks, but from small sand sharks that kite surfers will every now and then, step on. The lagoon is a beautiful flat water spot, absolutely perfect for practising your new freestyle moves. However lately this spot has become quite overcrowded due to all the beginner kite surfers practising there. So watch out!

Local Advice:

The best wind direction: South Easterly – the prominent summer wind direction

Water temperature: 15°C (winter) – 20 °C (summer)

Wind range: 12-30 Knots

Wetsuit thickness: 3.2mm Summer – 5.4mm Winter

Style: Flat/Freestyle

Fun fact: 100 years or so ago, one of the small islands located in the langebaan lagoon, was home to a pride of lions!

Muizenberg

Muizenberg has become quite a famous kitesurfing spot of the past few years. Originally a famous surfing spot, kite surfers have now taken the initiative and started riding there. The sets here roll in for days and because this spot is located in the Indian ocean, the water temperatures are much warmer than the Atlantic Ocean spots.

The best wind direction: South Easterly – the prominent summer wind direction

Water temperature: 16°C (winter) – 21 °C (summer)

Wind range: 15-30 Knots

Wetsuit thickness: 3.2mm Summer – 4.3mm Winter

Style: Wave

Fun fact: Muizenberg has one of the oldest buildings in South Africa, dating to circa 1742. It was built by the Dutch East India Company.

Haakgat

Haakgat is one of Cape Town’s most popular BIG WAVE spots. The surf here can get really big when conditions are just right. Due to the sand bank, swells tend to pick up to 4m high making this a world class big break. Watch out for strong rips close to the beach. This spot is rarely crowded and makes for a good end point on a long epic downwinder from Bloubergstrand.

The best wind direction: South Easterly – the prominent summer wind direction

Water temperature: 13°C (winter) – 18 °C (summer)

Wind range: 12-38 Knots

Wetsuit thickness: 4.3mm Summer – 3.2mm Winter

Style: Big wave

Fun fact: You will encounter many German windsurfers here.