Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Brenton Lake, Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Wind factor:
16-25 knots
Garden Route is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coastline of South Africa. It is sand-witched between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains. It has a mild oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and mild to cool winters and considered second mildest climate after Hawaii according to the Guinness Book of Records.

Brenton On Lake offers an amazing kite-surfing experience at the far side of the spot where the easterly winds come from the Knysna heads. The spot accommodates both the novice and the expert kite-surfer with predominant easterly and south-easterly wind direction.

Although the venturi winds blow all year through, during winter it blows with a much lower frequency.

Wind strengths here are at 16-25 knots with the best kite-surfing season running from April to December with swells at 1-4 m/3.2-13 ft. The spot is best ridden during high tide but one needs to be careful of the sharp objects as you walk into the water.