10 Top Surf Spots in South Africa

10 Top Surf Spots in South Africa

If you’re heading ‘up coast’ on a surf safari, these are some of the finest breaks in the RS of A.

- Elands Bay, West Coast Perfection at ‘E Bay' is a westerly swell, a southeasterly wind and the big, left point break cranking.

- Kalk Bay Reef, Cape Town Consistent left reef break beside the old fishing harbour.

- Outer Kom, Cape Town When conditions are right (a big westerly swell), this spot is awesome, but not for the faint-hearted.

- Stilbaai, southern Cape A grinding right-hand point break that pumps on a lined-up south to southeast swell.

- Victoria Bay, George This popular right point break is consistent for most of the year.

- Bruce's Beauties, Cape St Francis This exceptional right point break seldom works, but is worth the wait.

- Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay These are the best-formed waves in South Africa and a Mecca for surfers from all over the globe. It's a fast right-hand wave - not for beginners!

- Nahoon Reef, East London It's a great big-wave spot, but is very popular and can get crowded.

- Mdumbi, Wild Coast This isolated spot offers classic point break surf. At its best, when the sandbanks are working, expect a wave running for almost a kilometre.

- Bay of Plenty, Durban To hoards of wave riders, Durban is Surf City and at the Bay of Plenty you'll find great waves of all shapes.