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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 .
Location: Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa.
Geographic coordinates: 29° 0' S, 24° 0' E
Coastline km: 2,798 km km
Climate: Mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights
Terrain: Vast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain
Elevation: highest point: Njesuthi 3,408 m
Natural hazards: Prolonged droughts
Currency: rand (ZAR)
Languages: IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001 census)
Capital: Pretoria (note: Cape Town is the legislative center and Bloemfontein the judicial center)
Divisions: 9 provinces; Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West, Northern Cape, Western Cape
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|Surf Equipment||Combi inter-saison||Shorty||Shorty||Short de bain||Short de bain||Combi intégrale|
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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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