South Africa’s coastline stretches more than 1,600 miles from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic (western) coast southwards around the tip of Africa and then northeast to the border with Mozambique on the Indian Ocean. Both these large oceans and the famous “Roaring Forties” storms off of Antarctic, produces ocean swells for much along the coastline. However, it’s Cape Peninsula, which surrounds both oceans, can produce rideable waves 365 days a year. The most famous surf break Jeffrey’s Bay is South Africa’s premiere surf spot and one of the world’s most consistent tubes. World class surf events are held at J Bay do to the amazing barrels and ‘serious’ long rides.
The surfing world got its first taste of the hidden jewels of South Africa in the Endless Summer movie. This country is no stranger to producing some world class surf athletes that are still dominating the pro circuit. Some of South Africa’s premiere surf breaks are: Eland’s Bay, Jeffrey’s Bay, Long Beach, Victoria Bay, Cape St Francis, Dungeons, just to name a few.