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Big Bay

Big Bay

Bloubergstrand - Cape Town, South Africa

Kitesurf

Big Bay can be found in Bloubergstrand, in Cape Town. It has a white sandy beach with two rocky points that create a small bay. The water is often cold due to the Benguela current that flows along the west coast of Africa. The wind components are usually NW and SSE. The waves aren’t as big as at the other nearby spots as the bay is protected by Robben Island, which you can see clearly from the shore along with the spectacular Table Mountain. Big Bay has many facilities like parking lots, grassy areas where you can build your material or chill out, lifeguards, bars, cafes and restaurants. Bloubergstrand is 30 km from Cape Town International Airport along Settlers Way/N2 y R27.

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Conditions

It’s a fantastic spot which was one of the first to become famous in the world of kitesurfing. From October through to March is the best time to sail there. The wind usually arrives in the morning with around 20 knots and gradually increases to around 30-35 knots. The water is quite cold so at least a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended, although the air temperature is summery. The wind is side shore and somewhat gusty but it can get waves of up to 4 metres.
Optimal Conditions
  • Type
    Waves
  • Wind
    SSE
  • Tide
    Low or high
  • Swell
    SW
  • Bottom
    Sand
  • Time of year
    From October to March
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