Windsurfing in and around Cape Town

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Windsurfing in and around Cape Town

There are very few places in the world where a windsurfer can find perfect wave spots, flat lagoons, a true sense of adventure, amazing culture, fantastic cuisine, amazing wines and all at an affordable price – but this is all possible in and around Cape Town, South Africa


Cape Town is lucky enough to have one of the most temperate climates in Africa and as a result, it is a favourite for tourists at any time of the year.  However, for the avid windsurfer, the best time to visit is in the summer months, between November and March. These summer months bring the steady and consistent southeast trade wind which blows reliably at about 25-35 knots and makes for daily opportunities to windsurf.

Waves in Cape Town

For more experienced windsurfers, Cape Town is a mecca for wave surfing. The consistent winds blow from November to March during the summer months bringing a fair amount of swell and making incredible wave spots for windsurfers. Some of the best spots for windsurfing can be found on the west coast from Bloubergstrand all the way north towards Melkbosstrand.

Big Bay is one of the best spots to windsurf in this area. Here you will find amazing ridable waves with flat periods between the sets to get some speed. Lagoon Beach is also a great place to windsurf and the nearest spot to the Cape Town city centre. This spot has a large beach and a shallow area that extends for about 50 metres. However, one of the most stunning beaches on this stretch of coastline is Sunset Beach, which is very popular with local windsurfers. This is a spot for more advanced windsurfers as the waves here can get quite large and, depending on the wind direction, are prone to closing out. 


What to do in and around Cape Town

There is an abundance of activities and adventures to take part in on non-surfing days. Cape Town has everything for any type of traveller. From abseiling down the side of Table Mountain or visiting the penguins of Boulders to wining and dining in the Cape Winelands or eating out at the many world-class restaurants, Cape town has it all.


Flat-water and learning to windsurf in Langebaan

This idyllic little seaside town on the West Coast is about 100km north of Cape Town and is located right at the edge of the incredible azure Langebaan Lagoon. 


Langebaan is the perfect location for those learning to windsurf or looking to improve their skills. The buttery flat lagoon is relatively shallow throughout, making it great for beginners. The consistent summer winds bring about an almost daily opportunity to get out on the water. All this, together with the fantastic summer sun, makes it an ideal family holiday destination.

What to do in and around Langebaan

Even though Langebaan is a quiet seaside village, it has so much to offer travellers. There are so many water activities to take part in, such as SUPing, canoeing and boat cruises out to the surrounding island bird sanctuaries. The town also borders the amazing West Coast National Park, which is home to many different animal species and is a great park to explore on foot or from the comfort of your car. From Langebaan it is also easy to get to some of the larger game reserves to enjoy a safari and see some mighty African mammals.


So much incredible windsurfing and adventure are waiting for you in Cape Town! Contact us now for more information on this great country and to book your next windsurfing holiday now.