South Africa Board Sailing (Wind Surfing and Kite Surfing)

Enjoying the Winds of life - The combination of crystal clear water below and pristine sky above whilst on a board are more felt than expressed. In Cape Town, Bloubergstrand offers photo-perfect views of Table Mountain and is suitable for all levels of boardsailing.

Did you know? With around forty-nine established surf spots all within an hour’s drive and the choice of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is somewhat of a haven for surfers from around the world.

The Langebaan Lagoon on the Cape West Coast is another favourite with locals, offering some of the best windsurfing in South Africa. Langebaan offers ideal learning conditions as well as high speed flat water blasting. With ideal flat water conditions, the Langebaan Lagoon invites you to play on the water for hours and is internationally recognised to be one of the top boardsailing venues in the world.

South Africa offers many other ideal board sailing spots that draw in windsurfers from all over. The best known spots are around Cape Town, Durban, Jeffreys Bay and East London, but there are plenty of great, virtually un-surfed waves. So if you feel like swaying with the winds and witnessing the sweeping water under your feet, Boardsailing in South Africa is for you ...

For more detailed info please see: South Africa Kite Surfing and Surfing in South Africa

Did you know? Jeffrey’s Bay is South Africa's favourite and most famous surfing destination.

If you want to go boardsailing in the glorious Eastern Cape, Algoa Bay has 40 km of magnificent beaches, providing a sheltered environment for swimming, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and boardsailing. Hobie Beach, closest to the city, is the venue for the annual Splash Festival and world boardsailing championships. Humewood Beach offers sheltered swimming and body surfing. The beach is linked to Happy Valley by a subway.

The sport of windsurfing is a cross between surfing and boat sailing. Also referred to as boardsailing, this water sport originated in Europe in the 1970s. Due to its explosive popularity in the 80's, the sport was introduced in the 1984 Olympics to give it a global profile.

Board Sailing has since evolved world-wide with the help of modern technology in both teaching techniques and the manufacture of more efficient boards and sails. There are several different levels and types of windsurfing that are based on wave structure, wind speed and board and sail sizes.

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