If you need a dose of adrenaline, take your snowboard and run to the right beach. Don't be confused, it's not about the magic of snow, but the feeling when you are kite-boarding. Talking about the right beach, Costa da Caparica beach is a good choice.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Bloubergstrand Beach, Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
Cape Town’s kiteboarding hot spot is at the Bloubergstrand beach front, also known as the “kite beach”. Defy gravity by kiteboarding at this wide and spacious beach, which offers an amazing launch pad as well. The wind factor is what makes the spot a haven for kiteboarding.
Most of the days, the winds blow at between 10- 30 knots. Characterized by side-shore south easterly winds, it offers amazing waves for kiteboarding. October to March offer best reliable winds, blowing at 15 knots on a light day to 30-35 knots on a strong day. This phenomenon can last up to 24 hours!! Wave lengths are on a 1-3 m/3-9 ft average. Although the weather is fairly warm, water temperatures are a bit on the lower side and a full wet suit is advisable for kiting.
Apart from the fact that it is an awesome kiteboarding spot, it has an amazing scenic view of the Table Mountain and the Robben island at a distance.