Planet Kitesurf, Cape Town
There are so many places to windsurf, kitesurf and surf in the Western Cape which is why it is so important to have a car and a good local contact. Here we will provide you with a basic overview but when you book with Planet we will provide you with a comprehensive guide as well as a local contact who will be on hand to provide day to day recommendations and services (including 'downwinders').
River mouth or lagoon beach
This is the closest spot to Cape Town, a short 10 minute drive from the city centre. There is a good sized beach here with a nice shallow area for the first 50 metres, good for the less experienced. The swell here tends to be smaller than at the more Northerly locations so it is good for Beg / Int as well as those wanting to try some easy wave sailing. This is also an excellent spot to head with non-surfing partners as there is a good Thai restaurant and Cafe overlooking the beach. Note that this is very popular with Kitesurfers.
Sunset Beach is one of the main windsurf locations with a good swell building with the wind in the late afternoon. There are no general facilities for the non-windsurfer here unless you are staying at our Sunset Beach Accommodation which is right on the spot.
Another popular Kitesurf zone and a favourite teaching Zone with a very large open beach area. The beach here is one of the most stunning and good for non-surfers with the facilities of the Dolphin Beach hotel and Cafe one site.
The huge lagoon of Langebaan is approximately one and a half hours drive from cape Town up the coast. The wind here is often stronger than Cape Town area and offers super flat water condition which is perfect for freestyle junkies or beginners. There is a Windsurf and kitesurf school based here offering rental and instruction options. There are also many very good cafes and restaurants. This makes for an excellent day trip from Cape Town.