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Solo gal looking 4 laid-back surfing village in South Africa« on: November 06 2009 14:11:00 »
Hi surfers & surfistas,
I'm a female solo traveller looking for a friendly village in South Africa to safely drop by backpack, relax and surf for a few weeks in feb/march. A lot of the spot descriptions I read about seem to require pro skills. For those of you who have been to Santa Teresa/Malpais/Montezuma in Costa Rica, you understand the kind of vibe I'm looking for!
RE: Solo gal looking 4 laid-back surfing village in South Africa« Reply #1 on: November 10 2009 06:11:00 »
Im not sure, but why not JBay? (Jefferys bay) Its a small surfing place, and it has the BILLABONG FACTORY, o yea, not sure what type of surfers are there but yea
RE: Solo gal looking 4 laid-back surfing village in South Africa« Reply #2 on: November 23 2009 21:11:00 »
I was in capeTown over 4 years ago it was great the water is the coldest I have evr been ib but I was surfing 4 to 5 hours straight catching wave after wave I went in november.I wan't to go again but this time I want to stay longer than 1 month,I will be camping in some spots that I now very well and will get some type of accomodation in between,capetown has become so very expensive in the last years I also went to Natal the indian ocean side were the water is warm.If you or somebody you may know about wan'ts to plan a long surf trip let me know
RE: Solo gal looking 4 laid-back surfing village in South Africa« Reply #3 on: January 24 2010 09:01:630 »
So Cal Gal
Did you happen to have any luck finding a good spot? I'm heading to SA on Feb 2nd and looking for the same thing.
RE: Solo gal looking 4 laid-back surfing village in South Africa« Reply #4 on: January 24 2010 09:01:203 »
Sorry I meant solo gal!
RE: Solo gal looking 4 laid-back surfing village in South Africa« Reply #5 on: January 26 2010 13:01:87 »
I surfed the Western Cape and Cape South Coast for many years. Unfortunately, I no longer live in SA but I can certainly recommend the Cape South Coast for backpacking, camping etc. There are numerous good surf spots between Cape Town & Port Elizabeth. Best thing is hire a car and travel the south coast, stop & surf at free will. This time of year the water is warm too. Starting at Mossel Bay - The Point, move onto Victoria Bay, near George, Knysna (no surf but good festive arty town), Plettenberg Bay -The Wedge , St Francis point , then Jeffereys Bay (best right hand point break in Africa).
Cape Town - To name a few.....my favorite Kalk Bay Reef, Long Beach, Noordhoek, Llandudno, Glen Bay, Big Bay, 1st Steen-3rd Steen, Melkbos