The Awesome Waves of Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town – the second most populated city in South Africa and a major hotspot for tourists. It is truly a beautiful city that offers a hell of a lot within a 100km radius. It also offers a massive choice in terms of surf spots, probably more than any other city on earth. No matter what the wind or swell direction, there is always a good break, somewhere. Naturally local knowledge is needed to make the best of your days but if you can’t get it together, there’s always something else to do. In the end, you can’t lose. Winter time is the ideal time for swell, as well as rain. So then it’s kayaking time for everyone as they make the best of the great conditions while most normal ‘Capetonians’ hibernate. All 3.5 million of them it seems! Summer time the temperature rises, the rain stops completely and the South East trade wind begins to blow, hard. As a windsurfer, you’ll find me wave sailing at my favourite spot, Sunset Beach during the windiest months – November and December. I’ve been sailing there a few years during my holiday times when I wasn’t living here and the conditions are world class. It attracts many professional sailors who flock here in large numbers to take advantage. Cape Town, it’s a good place to be.