surfing in south africa

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by mOtion732, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    yo guys,

    does anyone have any experience surfing in/near cape town? my company just asked me to go down there for business, and the first thing i thought about was surfing (obviously).

    anyone have any experience surfing there? good spots? it's the summer, but is the water warm?

    any info would help a lot.
     
  2. NJSwell

    NJSwell Well-Known Member

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    Aug 26, 2010
    There's good surf in southern Africa, however its still late spring so the water should be warm or cool, I'm not 100%, never been to Africa.
     

  3. mongoloid

    mongoloid Well-Known Member

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    Nov 5, 2010
    My buddy went to the world cup this year. He spent most of his time in Cape Town for the games and 4 days in Port Elizabeth for surf. He scored waves every day but only had size one or two of the days. It was right before the waiting period for the Billabong Pro, so it was a good time to go, seasonally speaking. Not sure if there is a better place to go besides J-bay this time of year.

    He did say that he got the longest wave of his life. 3/10 of a mile on google maps...

    He stayed in a hostel which was pretty cheap, which came with a quiver of boards to choose from.

    He wore a 5/4 with booties i think..
     
  4. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    bringing suits isn't a prob. i thought about bringing boards but my buddy suggested to buy a couple used pro models in shops and then just sell them back when im' going to leave. porbably will save $ vs. shipping the boards.

    they're giving me an apartment and a car, so i'm pretty set in that dept.
     
  5. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    come on i know someone has been to south africa
     
  6. cresto4

    cresto4 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 19, 2010
    never been but i'd love to go. stoked for you. how long will you be there and - if you don't mind me asking - what kind of work do you do that gets you sent to such an exotic place? :)
     
  7. scypher

    scypher Well-Known Member

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    Nov 29, 2009
    Shoot me a PM bro, I went to South Africa last year and surfed a lot down there. Mos def hit up J-Bay. Just Capetown or are you going to Durban as well?
     
  8. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    I work for financial software company and we recently opened an office down there. I have to go oversee because they are getting busy there for the first time.

    I'm real psyched I'll be there for 3 weeks. About 30 min from the beach so I can surf ever day in the mornings and after work if it works out how I'd like. A lot of daylight there too which is great