Continent
Africa
Country
South Africa
Next Big City
Cape Town
Next Town
Noordhoek
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
No information

Beautiful water with a nice wave and flat sections in between. Lots of space. Some rocks to the north. Almost no people cause the water is just so cold. Lots of wonderful coast line for kitesufing.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

This gorgeous 8 km horseshoe curve of fine white sparkling sand is quite unspoilt and deserted. It is the Cape's widest beach with plenty of room. Long wonderful empty beach for land power kiting. Amazing all year round. Sometimes people take their horses or walk their dogs on the beach (and may let them off the leash) but otherwise relatively empty all year round.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Normal

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
SE, SSE, S
Main Direction:
SE, SSE, S, NW

In the summer, the wind is mostly S to SE. This is the perfect wind (called Cape Dr.) and can get very strong at times - up to 40 knots. The wind tends to pick up in the mornings and get stronger. So if super strong winds are predicted, get there early! NW is mostly a bad weather or winter wind, less reliable. Surfing is possible all year round, although the summer months (December to March) have the best winds. In the winter, you will mostly find NW winds (from the right), although these come rarely. Steady winds.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Just south of Cape Town. Drive south towards Hout Bay and then to Noordhoek. Here drive to the beach.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Do not walk down the beach unless in large groups. Crime is a real hazard! Signs at the car park attest to this. Many people have been robbed and seriously assaulted on this beach.

Nightlife

Good nightlife in Cape Town.