Kitesurfing in Cape Town
We'll just say it straight away: Cape Town is one of the most amazing kitesurfing destinations worldwide. The combination of the vibrant city vibe, the jaw-breaking landscape, the spectacular beaches, and the incredibly reliable wind conditions, make this region a must-visit at some point of your life.
Kite Beach, Dolphin Beach and Big Bay
There are many high-quality kitespots around Cape Town, most at the north side and a couple around the Cape in the South. The most popular is Kitebeach, in front of Table View. With a 360° view including the famous Table Mountain and Robben Island, you'll never get bored here. The conditions for kitesurfing are great, with a wide sandy beach, consistent winds and a good mix of water types. In the morning beginners can try their luck, pros take over afterwards when the wind picks up and waves get higher. Neighboring spots Dolphin Beach and Big Bay have similar conditions.
Kitesurfing at Langebaan
The best spot for beginners is Langebaan, 90 minutes north of Cape Town. The spot offers butter flat water conditions. Langebaan offers good facilities, including a kitesurf school with a rental service, and several good restaurants and bars.
Kitespots south of Cape Town
Wave riding can best be done at the spots south of Cape Town. In False Bay, there are several beach breaks producing medium sized waves. The threat of white sharks however makes this area less popular. The highest waves can be found on the other side, at a spot called Witsands near Scarborough. As the name suggests, a white sand beach is hit by clean waves here, working particularly well at side-offshore winds from the Northwest.