Things To Do in BallitoSurfers Kite & Surf Centre
Where? Shop 23, Lifestyle Centre, Douglas Crowe Drive, Ballito
When? Open daily. Please enquire.
How? Call +27 (0)32 946-0018
How much? Price on request
Around the globe, kite surfing is growing; fast becoming one of the world’s most popular water-based activities. And it is for good reason. Kite surfing is fun, exciting, and relatively simple to master. It combines wakeboarding, parasailing and surfing; giving the body a fantastic workout, while being able to enjoy the beauty and fresh air of the outdoors.
Ballito is a beachfront town in the North Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal, close to the capital city of the province, Durban. It is a popular hotspot for holiday-makers, but is also occupied by a growing population of locals, who enjoy the balmy climate and almost year-round sunshine. The waters of the Indian Ocean lap the coast, and are warm and inviting throughout the year.
Kite surfing is suitable for men and women, boys and girls, and Ballito is the ideal place in which to learn. The waves are consistently good, and the weather fluctuates between being still and having a good breeze. The beaches are simply gorgeous, and a range of restaurants, shops and tourist attractions are nearby. There are a number of watersports shops in the area too, which sell kite boards, kites, harnesses, and so on.
Those wanting to learn to kite surf will be trained by instructors that are IKO-qualified (International Kite-boarding Association) through the Surf Centre. Lessons can be two hours or four hours long, depending on how masterful you wish to become. This means that it takes only a few hours to become a kite surfer; a participant in the thrill and beauty of the South African coastline. La Mercy is the most popular kite surfing beach, but there are plenty of others from which to choose.