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Beaches for Bodysurfing

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Beaches for Bodysurfing

Hello,

What are the best beaches in or near CapeTown for bodysurfing? What are the waves and water like?

Thanks

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2. Re: Beaches for Bodysurfing

The Muizenberg beach and Blaauwberg Beach in Cape Town is excellent for bodysurfing.

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3. Re: Beaches for Bodysurfing

I bodysurf regularly in the Cape Town and surrounding areas, and some of the best bodysurfing spots I've been to include:

* Kogel Bay (experienced surfers, warmer water than on Atlantic seaboard, strong currents)

* Llandudno (intermediate/experienced surfers, cold water)

* Long Beach, Kommetjie (cold water, usually crowded)

Depending on your level of experience and swimming ability, you should be able to bodysurf most of the (smaller wave) surf spots around the Cape. The beaches facing west/southwest into open ocean tend to have hollower, harder breaking waves. The more sheltered spots in False Bay (including Muizenberg) have soft, crumbling waves, not really good for an exciting bodysurf session. The water temperatures are usually colder (8-12 degrees Celsius) on the Atlantic Ocean side of the Cape Peninsula, and slightly warmer (12-18 degrees Celsius) on the False Bay side.

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4. Re: Beaches for Bodysurfing

This is a thorough and trustworthy answer. Nobody will really reply after this because there isn't much more to say. Lots of great info on www.wavescape.co.za

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5. Re: Beaches for Bodysurfing

Kommetjie has a really nice slowww reef break. I really enjoy bodysurfing it. You will have to swim amoungst the surfers though.

Muizenberg is the 'safe' surfer beach.. were most people go that are learning to surf. but the waves usually lack the power to be able to bodysurf there at all. Generally You need a long board to catch the waves there.

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6. Re: Beaches for Bodysurfing

tpepler gave good advice and spots for an experienced bodysurfer.

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