South Africa cops plenty of swell from antarctic lows and is surrounded by the ocean on three sides. It’s 3 000 km coastline has a 270 degree swell exposure – and we all know what that means – waves waves waves.This coastline is swept by two major ocean currents, the warm south-flowing Mozambique-Agulhas Current and the cold Benguela, and every coast is pounded by surf throughout the year.
South Africa is famous for its sunshine. Generally speaking, April and May are the most pleasant months. The rainy season over the summer-rainfall region has then ended, while it has not yet really started in the winter-rainfall area. March to September sees the best surf, the Roaring Forties provide all the swells you are going to need. The surf can be anywhere in the 6-15ft range, but there are spots that will hold much bigger. At this time of the year you can be almost guaranteed offshore conditions in the morning.
Photo’s Credits by Roberto Albigi.
Think about this wonderful place, and take a break to make a ticket plane!