The Elephant coast is located on the eastern seaboard of South Africa. It stretches along the Indian Ocean in the east, it borders with Mozambique in the north while the south-west lies on the Zululand. Extending inland across the Lubombo mountains and the famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which is the oldest in Africa and home to the big 5.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Surfing in Kalk Bay Reef, Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
Kalk Bay Reef is world class but a very localized left hand reef. Wave quality here is superb powerful and hollow. On a good day, this insanely hollow resembles a pipeline. The spot works well with the SE wind direction. Most of the surf here comes from ground-swells.
K-bay as it is often called accommodates all levels of surfers with the winter being the best season for surfing here. Swell starts working at 1 m/3 ft and holds up to 4 m/12 ft and works will all tide levels with rising and falling tidal movement.
The spot is normally crowded but that is not causing any issues with surfers. The hazards here are urchins and rocks.