Continent
Africa
Country
South Africa
Next Big City
Cape Town
Next Town
Blauuwberg
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

Good wave spot when the wind gets stronger. Big Bay itself is quite a narrow spot with rocks on the left and right. Windsurfers usually stay there. Waves are incredibly clean just downwind of the rocks that are downwind (called Outers). The waves turn in behind the rocks, makes for a very clean water surface, nice!

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
None

The beach is sometimes a bit short for the lines, depending on the tide. Quite a bit of kelp often around, but manageable.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Normal

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, December
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
SE, SSE, S
Main Direction:
SE, SSE, S

The wind tends to be a touch weaker than in kite beach and tends to arrive a bit later (kite beach is upwind in a SE). When the wind gets very strong, it also tends to get gustier. Can be annoying at times. Wind mostly sideshore from the left. Due to slightly strange local effects, the wind is generally sideshore or onshore. In the summer, the wind is mostly S to SE, but of which are pretty exactly sideshore; 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, but often associated with big waves. 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. Sideshore: NNW and SSE.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Take the R27 out of Cape Town (north). When getting into Tableview, turn left at the Dolphin Beach Hotel. Follow the road till you see the green tourist information house or KFC. The parking on your left is the central one. You really need a car, since there are a lot of spots around the area which you can only get to with a car.

Extra information

Rules
Other, None

No real rules or restrictions. Please watch out in the evenings, the sun sets in your face when sailing out, making it difficult to see other riders. Spot can get crowded, but there are plenty of other parking spots you can go to. Watch out for car thieves. It is best to go to a parking spot where an informal guard will watch over your car.

Nightlife

Good nightlife in Capetown.