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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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 South Africa

Africa

Very consistent surf, world class surf waves, pretty uncrowded, sometimes sharky...

The people and beaches are among the nicest I've ever seen. You will be treated wonderfully. As far as surf goes, make sure to visit all of the traditional spots (Cape Town, Garden Route, J-Bay, Durban (no sharks in durbs)) but also not to miss some of the less-frequented areas such as the Transkei/Wild Coast. Be careful whose advice you take - many of the surfers are (unfortunately) paranoid. Explore (with care) the country and breaks for yourself.

South Africa for the most part is warm as the tropical east African current comes down the coast . so from Richards bay down to cape Infanta(150km east of CPT) you could get away with a rash vest . Cape Town is permanently wetsuit territory though you could hack it with a summer suit for about an hour .

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Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
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Surf Equipment Traje de neopreno para surf (springsuit) Calzones Calzones Calzones de surf Calzones de surf Traje Fullsuit
Water temp. 18°C
64°F
        11°C
52°F
Air temp. 25°C
77°F
27°C
81°F
33°C
91°F
32°C
90°F
30°C
86°F
25°C
77°F
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Zones

Zones (13) Surf Spots Sub zones
Marion Island 2 0
SW Coast 49 0
West Coast 41 0
Cape South Coast 73 0
Cape Town 151 0
Garden Route 70 0
Jeffreys Bay 25 0
Port Elizabeth 33 0
East London 24 0
Wild Coast 11 0
Durban 35 0
Hibiscus Coast (KZN South Coast) 51 0
North East Coast 26 0

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 Last surf sessions

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Onrus
Por Reg Mac
25 Jul 2020
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Llandudno
Por NiklasC1999
6 Jan 2020
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Long Beach
Por NiklasC1999
5 Jan 2020
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Llandudno
Por NiklasC1999
4 Jan 2020
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Llandudno
Por NiklasC1999
4 Jan 2020
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 Last surf trips

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Viaje: South Africa trip 2019/2020
Por NiklasC1999
De 18 Dec 2019 a 6 Jan 2020

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Viaje: Port Elizabeth Summerstrand
Por karl4volcom
De 18 Mar 2018 a 27 Mar 2018
Work Trip
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Viaje: East London
Por karl4volcom
De 10 Mar 2018 a 18 Mar 2018

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Viaje: Road Trip - South Africa
Por Pisco23
De 14 Jul 2009 a 23 Jul 2009
Road Trip - South Africa JoBurg - Durban - JBay - JoBurg. but avoiding the cold waters of CapeTown water....bought some secondhand Clayton boards in Durban, surfed some small beach-breaks to get back into surfing (its been a year since my last
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Viaje: J Bay Sep 1996
Por ozsurfer101
De 3 Sep 1996 a 30 Sep 1996
J Bay- Supers, Boneyards, Tubes, Point; St Francis, Kitchen Windows. Best: Supers 3-8 feet, Kitchen Windows 3-5.
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By kenklems , 02-11-2010

lefts - what are the best lefts in zaff? im talking jbay like... but left.

By Josh , 01-11-2010

Cape Town - Port Elizabeth - Hey guys just wondering if anyone knows the top 5 or 6 breaks from Cape Town - prt Elizabeth????

By Just Another Surfer , 03-10-2010

Dont support Shark Cage Diving - Shark attacks on surfers in South Africa are increasing rapidly, and this could be due to the vast number of tourists going Shark Cage Diving. If you are thinking about doing it, read the facts on this website first, before putting yourself and the local surfers at risk. surfersagainstsharkcagediving.com

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