South Africa is a place of divine nature and wildlife, eclectic African safaris, interesting galleries, vibrant diversity and all sorts of other best activities. It’s also one of the best places to go surfing in the world, thanks to its shorelines that cultivate a culture of sun, sand, and surfing. Many travellers have come to South Africa to discover the best spots to surf and catch the best waves in order to experience the finest surfing. If you fancy going surfing whilst you’re there, check out our list to some of the top best surfing spots in South Africa.
Dungeons, Western Cape
Visit Dungeons at Hout Bay and surf in a unique destination in Africa. Depending on your level of experience and your desires you will choose the wave to surf. But Dungeons is known for its legendary waves, and highly recommended for the brave and experienced surfers only. The destination has been a venue for Red Bull Wave Competition, and many top surfers frequent this coastal town for some adrenaline rush.
Green Point, KwaZulu-Natal
Green Point is one of the best-known surf spots in KwaZulu-Natal province. Due to its popularity, the area can get busy on weekends, but it’s good for beginners and experienced surfers alike, depending on conditions. Waves tend to be bigger here than at surrounding spots, and it gets going with a medium–southerly swell. This is where one of the biggest waves in South Africa are surfed by the best surfers.
North Beach, Durban
Durban is probably one of the most beautiful destinations in Africa, and its coast is perfect for both pro and learner surfers. Thousands of travellers from around the world come to Durban to surf on the famous North beach. An exposed beach/Pier break that has fairly consistent surf, here, surfing is akin to a religion. Discover Durban and enjoy an unforgettable holiday in one of the most trendy destinations in the world.
Muizenberg, Cape Town
Muizenberg is a good starting point to surf because the seaside resort is really of exceptional beauty, great spot for you to relax and tackle the waves. Located on the edge of False Bay, Muizenberg Beach is a beautiful beach and home to the famous Surfer’s Corner in South Africa. Also known as a long boarder‘s paradise, Muizenberg is generally known as the birthplace of surfing in the country. This place offers beautiful waves and surf spots, and there’s a good selection of surf schools renting out boards and wetsuits. Simply one of our favourite places in the world. Non-surfers also visit here to exercise, to meditate and to relax, an early morning sanctuary to many locals and tourists in Cape Town.
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Cape St. Francis, Eastern Cape
Situated halfway between Durban and Cape Town, Cape St. Francis is one South Africa’s best and most consistent surf spot. Thanks to the classic surf movie Endless Summer, beach lovers and surfers all around the got to know about the perfect rights of Cape St. Francis. Bathed in sunshine, clean beaches and rich surfing tradition, this place is really a great place for a surfing vacation. Cape St. Francis has been for many years a top destination for surfers from all over the world.
Long Beach, Western Cape
Long Beach, about an hour drive from Cape Town is a dream surfing destination. Located in the small town of Kommetjie in the Western Cape, this spot features one of the best and most consistent shore breaks in South Africa. A top surfing destination in the country that give bigger riders massive curlers. The advantage of surfing in Long Beach is that it can be surfed throughout the year, and it works best on a southeaster in small to medium swell.
Victoria Bay, Western Cape
People come with friends or family in Victoria Bay to surf and also watch the National surf competitions regularly held here. Situated on the Garden Route between George and Wilderness, Victoria Bay is a well-known and much-visited surfing spot in South Africa, and is suitable for surfers of all experience levels. Simply a beautiful and friendly destination to enjoy the scenery and water sports.
Jeffrey’s Bay, Eastern Cape
Jeffrey’s Bay is widely renowned for the quality of its waves and surfing traditions in South Africa. Jeffrey’s Bay has gained quite an international reputation with its surf spots, if you love waves, at any time of the year, you will have a great time in Jeffrey’s Bay. The area is good for beginners and experienced surfers alike, depending on wave conditions. This place is also known for the safe beaches and it offers many activities for all.
Llandudno Beach, Western Cape
Llandudno Beach is located in Llandudno, a residential suburb on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula. The beach is one of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches as well as one of the Cape region’s most naturally diverse beaches, surrounded by massive granite boulders and mountains. A magnificent surfing destination, each year thousands of travellers from around the world come to Llandudno to enjoy the most beautiful waves of Africa. Swimming here can be dangerous due to rough seas and extreme weather. The area is managed and operated by the Llandudno Surf Lifesaving club.
Coffee Bay, Wild Coast
Wild Coast is one of the best surfing destinations in South Africa. Visit the country and surf on the Coffee Bay, a main beach break that offers both left and right peaks to brush up on the basics. The Wild Coast is one of the top tourist destinations in South Africa, known for its breathtaking views and stunning beaches. Give yourself a city break in one of the most popular destinations in South Africa, the spot is becoming a favourite among surfers and backpackers.