SUP Hot Spots
If there is water, you can SUP.
No wonder stand up paddle boarding has become one of Cape Town’s top water sports attractions. Aside from the Atlantic ocean stretching around the peninsula, there are numerous lakes, lagoons, marinas, tidal pools and canals to explore on your paddle board.
Atlantic Ocean SUP Spots
Choosing a spot to enjoy stand up paddle boarding around Cape Town will really be determined by the type of SUPing you prefer to do.
If you’re brave enough to hit the waves or keen to just paddle out and take in the sights, the coastline stretching from the West Coast right around False Bay offers a multitude of SUP spots to pick from.
Popular SUP spots you should definitely check out include:
- Big Bay, Blouberg, Table View, Milnerton & Melkbos
- Three Anchor Bay, Camps Bay & Clifton 4th
- Hout Bay, Fish Hoek & Muizenberg
SUP spots like Big Bay have already played host to a number of world-class SUP events while race tours have been held around the peninsula.
Other Cape Town SUP Spots
On days that the surf conditions might be too big for a beginner, Cape Town also offers alternative SUP venues in and around the city. You’ll still be able to have fun in the sun while enjoying a good paddle board workout on the glassy surfaces of the local lagoons and canals.
We recommend you explore the following SUP spots:
- V&A Waterfront Canals
- Milnerton Lagoon
- Langebaan Lagoon
Muizenberg, Surfers village – between Mountain and Ocean, one of Cape Towns most southernly suburbs – is just a 20 min drive from the City center.
The water in Muizenberg is warm, with safe beach break waves.
For those who like Kitesurfing, the wind statistics are the most consistent across the whole of South Africa. Muizenberg offers a large stretch of uncrowded beach of several kilometers swept by consistent, onshore wind.
When the wind does not blow, the beach break waves and shallow water of Muizenberg make it an ideal spot for all levels of surfers, Stand Up Paddle Surfers and bodyboarders with small to medium size waves breaking close to shore and in deeper water.
Muizenberg offers the best surfing vibes in Cape Town, it is a Surfer/Kitesurfer little town. Kalk Bay, about 10 min walk away offers the wildest parties with Restaurants and Bars like Polana and Brass Bell, both cool places to meet local and international watersport enthusiasts. Authentic people with authentic parties!
Stand Up Paddling on windless mornings on endless waves facing the Beach in Muizenberg, or paddling out to encounter Whales, Seals or Dolphins further out in false bay, are amongst the unforgettable experiences you will be talking about for a long time!