Mossel Bay is a beautiful coast, located in between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, at 400 km/248 mi of distance both ways. It is surrounded by the sunbathed peninsula and the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean. It offers a mild climate all year round, making it a perfect winter break destination.The weather is influenced by the Aghulas current of the Indian Ocean and by the presence of the Outeniqua mountains.
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Surfing in Botany Bay, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Whether you are looking for relaxation on beautiful and pristine beaches or seeking recreational sports and adventure in the invigorating turquoise waters, St. Thomas has plenty to offer! Botany Bay is situated on the north coast of the island and it is a point break with regional classic waves.
Surfing here is suitable for experienced surfers and it is advisable to visit the spot with someone who is familiar with these waters. The swell size starts working at 1-1.5 m/3-5 ft and holds up to 4 m/12 ft. The best wind direction is from the southeast and the ideal swell direction is from the north and northeast. The site provides good surf at all stages of tide, while the best tide movement is rising and falling tides. At summer the wind blows offshore 65%, at autumn it blows 62%, at winter 52% and at spring 63%.
Note that most of the surf shops here do not provide gear rentals, so maybe it is better to bring your own board. Finally, the best period for waves is from November till March. Note: be careful of sharks, urchins and localism.