South Africa Outdoor ActivitiesKite Surfing in South Africa
Whilst strong winds are an irritation to some, kite surfers spend their days in anticipation of strong, consistent wind conditions.
Kite surfing is a relatively new sport in South Africa, but technologies brought in from overseas have helped South Africa quickly rise to a leading destination for kite surfing enthusiasts.
Cape Town has fantastic seas and strong enough winds for kite surfing. Cape Sports Centre is located on safe shores that it a kite boarder’s dream. Here you will find clean and consistent winds with fantastic waters which make this destination South Africa's premier kite surfing destination and leading kite surfing school.
Essentially a combination of the technologies used in paragliding and wake boarding, kite surfing involves using the power of the wind, to pull you across the water’s surface with a wakeboard of sorts, strapped to your feet. Perfect timing and speed combined, allows professionals to leap hundreds of metres at a time with the right wind conditions. Kite surfing in South Africa offers fun adventures and breath-taking rides. Whilst it takes a bit of practice and co-ordination to steer your kite and guide your board, kite surfing is a brilliant way to make the most of windy day. The South African coastline offers an abundance of fantastic stretches of water and plenty of wind, perfect for kite surfing.
Up the Cape West Coast in the Western Cape, Langebaan is internationally recognised as one of the top boardsailing venues in the world and is situated on the edge of a huge lagoon. The mornings start out dead calm and wind-free. Just before noon however, the wind picks up and you can head out onto the water.
Langebaan also has a fantastic kitesurfing operator and retail centre. Many local guest houses in Langebaan are geared up for kite surfers, some even offering gear drying areas in the rooms. On the opposite side of Table Bay lies Blaauwberg. Here, the suburb of Bloubergstrand boasts fantastic kite surfing with the added advantage of the mystical Table Mountain in the background.
Port Elizabeth is known as the 'windy city' and during the holiday season around December, the winds are more than ample to power you and your board across the water. Once you’ve mastered the basics, the exhilaration is incomparable and you’ll be quickly hooked to kite surfing. Eager novices will be happy to know that there are kite surfing schools in Durban, Cape Town and even Johannesburg. Personal instruction, experienced instructors and all equipment will be provided to you to ensure that you’ll be mastering the seas in no time.
South Africa boasts fantastic seas and perfect weather for kite surfing. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you glide across the awesome seas and experience an exhilarating and breathe-taking ride.
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