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Your Cape Town kite spots guide

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

Welcome to our ultimate playground! Winter is coming, so it is time to uncover the best kitesurfing spots in and around Cape Town..


Blouberg Beach: The Crown Jewel


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- Type: Wave spot

- Best wind direction: South East

- Wind strength: Strong

- Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

- Distance from The Freeriders Villa: Around the corner


Blouberg Beach is the heartbeat of Cape Town's kitesurfing scene. With iconic Table Mountain as your backdrop, it delivers ideal conditions for riding the waves. This is where you can share the excitement with fellow kiters. Whether you're a pro or a novice, Blouberg Beach is a haven for everyone.


Big Bay: The kite / surfer's playground


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- Type: Wave spot

- Best wind direction: South East

- Wind strength: Moderate to strong

- Skill level: Beginner to Advanced

- Distance from The Freeriders Villa: Around the corner


Just a minute drive away from The Freeriders Villa, Big Bay is another popular spot, known for its safe, learner-friendly conditions. With vast sandy shores and a panoramic view of Table Mountain, it's a great place to ride the waves and enjoy the picturesque scenery. This is also a great spot to go surfing in the morning, when the wind is not showing herself yet.


Sunset Beach: Tranquil Sessions


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- Type: Wave spot

- Best wind direction: South East

- Wind strength: Moderate

- Skill level: Beginner to Advanced

- Distance from The Freeriders Villa: 10 minutes drive


Sunset Beach, as the name suggests, is ideal for sunset kitesurfing sessions. This tranquil spot is located a bit further south of The Freeriders Villa, offering an escape from the crowds and a peaceful environment to enjoy your time on the water.

Sunset is an amazing place to start a downwinder towards Blouberg/Big Bay and we will organize these downwinders. Hit us up if you want to join one!


Langebaan: A serene escape


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- Type: Flat water spot

- Best wind sirection: South West

- Wind strength: Moderate to strong

- Skill level: Beginner to advanced

- Distance from The Freeriders Villa: 1,5h drive


A little over an hour's drive from Cape Town, Langebaan offers a serene escape from the city's buzz. This vast lagoon boasts shallow, flat waters, perfect for freestyle and beginners. The consistent winds make it an ideal spot to practice your moves and enjoy tranquil kitesurfing sessions. Close to Langebaan you have an amazing restaurant: Strandloper. You have to reserve upfront and you get what they serve (loads of fish) and it’s absolutely an amazing experience; Try it out!


Shark Bay (Langebaan): Windy adventures


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- Type: Flat water spot

- Best Wind Direction: South West

- Wind Strength: Strong

- Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

- Distance from The Freeriders Villa: 1,5h drive


Shark Bay in Langebaan is not known for its marine predators but for its kiteboarders.

It's the go-to spot for kiters who want to challenge themselves in strong winds and open but flat waters. If you want to change location and go for a flat wat experience, it’s nice o have a 2 day trip to Langebaan & Shark bay and enjoy a different place!


Misty Cliffs: Rugged beauty


misty-cliff-kitesurfing

- Type: Wave spot

- Best Wind Direction: South East

- Wind Strength: Strong

- Skill Level: Advanced

- Distance from The Freeriders Villa: 1h drive


Venture a bit further from Scarborough, and you'll stumble upon the one of the most amazing spots in the world: Misty Cliffs! Nestled along the scenic Cape Peninsula, this remarkable spot is a one-of-a-kind setting for kitesurfing enthusiasts. With its untamed, picturesque backdrop, Misty Cliffs beckons to those seeking the thrill of wave riding. We believ it’s one of the most amazing places to kite in the world; it's a raw, untamed paradise cherished by riders worldwide." 🌊✨


Cape Point: The Edge of Adventure


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- Type: Wave spot

- Best wind direction: South East

- Wind strength: Strong

- Skill level: Advanced

- Distance from The Freeriders Villa: 1,5h drive


For the most adventurous kiters, Cape Point, the southwestern tip of Africa, is a thrilling destination. With strong winds and challenging conditions, it's not for the faint of heart. However, the untamed beauty of the surroundings makes it a bucket-list spot for extreme kitesurfers.


Hermanus: Whale of a Time


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- Type: Flat water spot

- Best wind direction: South East

- Wind strength: Moderate to strong

- Skill level: Beginner to advanced

- Distance from The Freeriders Villa: 1.5h drive


Hermanus, famous for whale watching (and pro watching), also offers kitesurfing opportunities. It's known for its flat waters and consistent winds, making it a pleasant spot for riders of various skill levels. The setting offers a spot where pro riders can jump over the crowd. It’s an amazing place to watch pro kiters train and show off their skillset!


Witsand: a perfect 2-day escape


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- Type: Flat water spot

- Best wind direction: South East

- Wind strength: Moderate to strong

- Skill level: Beginner to advanced

- Distance from The Freeriders Villa: 3h drive


Witsand, known for its pristine white sands and tranquil waters, is a flat water treasure for kitesurfers. The steady winds and flat waters create the perfect playground for riders seeking a serene escape from Blouberg.


Whether you're a beginner looking to build skills or an advanced kiter craving a peaceful flat water session, Witsand offers the space and conditions for an unforgettable experience. If you go to Witsand our advice is to make it a trip. It’s a 3 hours drive and you have some nice places where you can sleep.


Now that you know the best kitesurfing spots in and around Cape Town, it's time to catch the wind and ride the waves. Cape Town is a true kitesurfing paradise, and whether you're seeking a tranquil escape or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, there's a spot waiting for you.


Stay tuned for more tales from the kite capital of the world, right here in Cape Town.


🌞🏄‍♂️ Enjoy the ride 🏄‍♂️🌞

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