Kitesurfing in Cape Town – Spots
The west coast, north of Cape Town offers a variety of spots for all tastes and skills. Since the wind is amplified there by different thermal and topographic effects, a distance of just a few kilometers already has a great impact on the conditions.
Right outside the door you will find the Sunset Beach, a spot that would actually be enough for a two-week kite trip. Depending on the swell, there are waves from one to several meters. Sunset Beach is more suitable for advanced kitesurfers. Unlike St. Peter Ording with its “choppy chaos”, you will find nice, long, “glassy-flats” in between the waves. You can really take a run for the next wave kicker.
The bay starting on Sunset Beach runs approximately one-mile-long to Blouberg beach. This bay is again divided into different sections. You may have heard of some of these famous beaches before: Dolphin Beach, Table View, Kitebeach. You probably already guessed: the next key word is downwinder…
Sunset Beach is the perfect base for starting a downwinder up north.
Ahead of Blouberg beach you will pass some heavy cliffs, only very experienced riders should pass here. Passing the cliffs, you will get to the Big Bay with other conditions.
The wind starts at around mid day (so you can sleep late or relax in the morning exploring the area) and perhaps explore the south end – our homespot Sunset Beachis usually first on the list. Generally, the further north you go, the less wind.
To check the current wind in Sunset Beach check out the weather station, which is set up right on top of the KiteWorldWide Mansion.