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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 West Coast

South Africa

The west coast of South Africa is strikingly beautiful, sparsely populated, has freezing cold water all year round and is home to a variety of different types of surf breaks, mostly surfed in the Western Cape, leaving the Northern Cape somewhat unsurfed and rarely explored. Known for its long left-hand point breaks such as Elands Bay being one of the most popular, you do not have to travel too far in order to get relatively descent and uncrowded surf most of the year round. A perfect weekend getaway destination from Cape Town.

English (Translate this text in English): The west coast of South Africa is strikingly beautiful, sparsely populated, has freezing cold water all year round and is home to a variety of different types of surf breaks, mostly surfed in the Western Cape, leaving the Northern Cape somewhat unsurfed and rarely explored. Known for its long left-hand point breaks such as Elands Bay being one of the most popular, you do not have to travel too far in order to get relatively descent and uncrowded surf most of the year round. A perfect weekend getaway destination from Cape Town.

English (Translate this text in English): The west coast of South Africa is strikingly beautiful, sparsely populated, has freezing cold water all year round and is home to a variety of different types of surf breaks, mostly surfed in the Western Cape, leaving the Northern Cape somewhat unsurfed and rarely explored. Known for its long left-hand point breaks such as Elands Bay being one of the most popular, you do not have to travel too far in order to get relatively descent and uncrowded surf most of the year round. A perfect weekend getaway destination from Cape Town.

English (Translate this text in English): The west coast of South Africa is strikingly beautiful, sparsely populated, has freezing cold water all year round and is home to a variety of different types of surf breaks, mostly surfed in the Western Cape, leaving the Northern Cape somewhat unsurfed and rarely explored. Known for its long left-hand point breaks such as Elands Bay being one of the most popular, you do not have to travel too far in order to get relatively descent and uncrowded surf most of the year round. A perfect weekend getaway destination from Cape Town.

Seasonal swell & wind variations:

NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Equipo de supervivencia Equipo de supervivencia Traje Fullsuit Traje Fullsuit Equipo de supervivencia Equipo de supervivencia
Water temp. 12°C
54°F
15°C
59°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
64°F
15°C
59°F
12°C
54°F
Air temp. 35°C
95°F
28°C
82°F
20°C
68°F
18°C
64°F
25°C
77°F
32°C
90°F
Climate

Seasonal swell & wind variations

NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

English (Translate this text in English): NW to SW

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By Anonymous , 04-04-2009

get rid of all the fake spots - can someone maybe put up a list of all the fake spots that this jono kont has added? i dont wanna be spending my time and all that petrol money running around on a wild goose chase. thanks.

By Anonymous , 20-11-2007

Weskus is LEKKER!! - Westcoast, what more can I say. Loads of kiff, consistent spots with all types of waves. From shoreys to pointbreaks, reefy's to SIC heavy mutant beasts. One of the top places in the world for surf considering how many good spots there are. I reckon theres deffinately alot more unchecked potential up here, especially in the Northern Cape. When i get time off work im cruising up here to find out myself.

By Anonymous , 03-09-2007

Very good waves here - I am from Chile and came up this coast last year for surf. where i come is good waves but in SA I have never seen so much good and quality surf, esepecially the west coast, so many perfect waves and little people. You are lucky to live here. I will be back.

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