Surf Hot Spots

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer, natural or goofy footer, searching for a mellow wave or hunting for a big monster, you’ll find a surf spot along Cape Town’s coastline to match your level of surf skills and get you stoked.

West Coast Surf Spots

Surf in Cape Town

Surf in Cape Town

Cape Town’s West Coast offers a top tourist vibe and mostly uncrowded surf conditions for every level of surfing.

Popular surf spots include:

  • Milnerton Lighthouse,
  • Table View,
  • Big Bay,
  • Kamers (Karma’s),
  • Horse Trails,
  • Derde Steen,
  • Haakgat,
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  • Melkbos &
  • Van Riebeeck Strand (Van’s)

Alternatively you can drive another 1 or 2 hours up the West Coast to legendary surf spots like:

  • Yzerfontein,
  • Elands Bay (EBay) &
  • Lamberts Bay

False Bay Surf Spots

Travel east from the tip of Cape Point to Hangklip and you’ll find slightly warmer surf with a variety of both easy and challenging breaks.

Surfing in Cape Town

Surfing in Cape Town

Frequented surf spots include:

  • Kalk Bay Reef,
  • St James,
  • Dias Beach,
  • Black Rocks,
  • Buffels Bay &
  • Platboom


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!


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Surfing conditions are what made Muizenberg`s reputation as the best surfbreak to learn on. Apart from being the only surfspot with warm water in Cape Town, Muizenberg also offers beach breaks suitable for all levels of Surfing. Shallow water and small waves near the beach are ideal for learning to surf and beginner level. The waves on the outside offer medium sized waves for progression into intermediate surfing skills.

Atlantic Seaboard Surf Spots

Heading out of Cape Town’s city centre you’ll find decent waves, sheltered from the south easter with somewhat crowded conditions.

Well-known surf spots include:

  • Off-the-Wall,
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    Guy surfing in Cape Town

  • Thermo’s,
  • Glen Beach,
  • Llandudno &
  • Dungeons

Western Peninsula Surf Spots

Less than an hour’s drive from the heart of Cape Town lies a stretch of world-class surf breaks with an offshore spot in almost every wind.

Surf spots to check out include:

  • Scarborough,
  • Misty Cliffs,
  • The Crayfish Factory,
  • Kommetjie,
  • Long Beach,
  • Sunset &
  • Noordhoek Beach

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