Destination

Cape Town

South Africa, Africa

It gets Super Strong winds Left forward From $20/day
Updated:30 June 2020 Verified by Big Air Kite

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Destination Summary

Cape Town

The cold water, left foot forward kickers and strong, dense wind makes this big air paradise!

This is arguably the best big air destination in the world. It's no wonder why RedBull King of The Air is hosted here and all of the Woo World Records have been set here too! The above video, made by Sam Light, sums it up really well.

In season you'll find almost all the pros down at the beach, training hard and pushing the limits of the sport. You'll also find that it gets really packed from mid- December to middle of February. But while this crowd makes for a hectic time on the water, it also makes for a great vibe off the water. The Cape Town kite community is strong. We know how to have a good time!

This is also where the Big Air Kite League was founded- giving up-and-coming riders a chance to push themselves and the sport!

Kite Info

Kite shop

Has a Kite Shop

Kite spots

Blouberg; Kite Beach; Hermanus; Misty Cliffs; Platboom; Langebaan; Brandvlei; Velddrif; Friday Island

Best months

january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december

Dominant boosting direction

Left forward

Wind Strength, Consistency, Wind Quality, Density

It gets Super Strong (Up to 50 knots) It's windy Every week Pretty steady Cold wind

Water temp

Cold (You need a wetsuit)

Water conditions

Flat, Choppy, Waves

Local riders

Josh Emanuel; Ross Dillon; Jason van Der Spuy; Stuart Downey; Michael Mac Donald; Camdyn Kellett; Luca Ceruti; Ben Rootman; Josh Gillitt; Jett bradshaw; Reinart De Villiers; Hayden Jonas

Crowd factor

Too many water users around

Woo Record

34.8 by Maarten Haeger

Travel and life info

How easy is it to get there?

Easy to visit (< 2 hours from airport)

How do you get there?

Fly to Cape Town international. Catch an uber or drive to Blouberg; which is where most kiters stay when visiting Cape Town.

Daily cost

Affordable ($20-50 /day)

Party Destination

Yes

Do you need a car?

Yes

Family friendly?

Yes

Other fun and activities

Surfing
Mountain biking
wine-tasting
music festivals
hiking
climbing and more!

How easy is it to find cuddle company?

Heaven

Internet Connectivity

Good (video calls and streaming)

Development

High development (many accommodations; hotels; health services and shops)

Thanks to Michael Mac Donald for submiting the destination

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