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Surf South Africa's best waves

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Pros and beginners alike can surf their hearts out in South Africa thanks to the great conditions on its coasts. The country is filled with surfing hotspots, from Cape Town in the west to the Durban region in the east, some of which are legendary and world-famous. There is a wide range of options in the Cape Town region. If you're still new to the sport, you can start by taking lessons at one of the schools on Muizenberg beach (located just a 30-minute drive from the Cape). Wet suits are a must as the water gets rather cold (54° to 59° F).Make sure to stop by Jeffreys Bay, which is located on ...

Pros and beginners alike can surf their hearts out in South Africa thanks to the great conditions on its coasts. The country is filled with surfing hotspots, from Cape Town in the west to the Durban region in the east, some of which are legendary and world-famous.

There is a wide range of options in the Cape Town region. If you're still new to the sport, you can start by taking lessons at one of the schools on Muizenberg beach (located just a 30-minute drive from the Cape). Wet suits are a must as the water gets rather cold (54° to 59° F).

Make sure to stop by Jeffreys Bay, which is located on the Garden Route on the way to Port Elizabeth. This is where you can find some of the best beaches in South Africa, and surf the “supertubes” break, which can extend up to nearly a mile. Not to mention the legendary surfing spots of the wild Cape St. Francis coast, where the cult movie Endless Summer was filmed.

A little east of Port Elizabeth, in the region of East London, more experienced surfers get their thrills on the waves of Nahoon Reef or Yellowsands. As you continue east, world-renowned surf spots await you in Durban, located in KwaZulu-Natal on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Consider taking a few surfing lessons even if you're not a complete beginner, especially in Umzumbe, west of Durban. If you've been dreaming of surfing in South Africa, ask a local Evaneos agency to help you find the best spots to suit your skill level.

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