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Platboom

Platboom

Cape Point - Cape Town, South Africa

Windsurf

Platboom Beach is located at the extreme south of Cape Point, in the centre of the Cape of Good Hope. It’s a small beach with two white sand dunes, crystalline waters and an exposed reefbreak with big and fast waves. From December through to March is the optimal time to sail there. The wind directions are NE and SW. It doesn’t get busy very often as it’s further away from the city. The only inconvenience is that to gain access to it, there is a charge of 55 rands (6 euros) per person to enter the nature reserve. 

Conditions

There are always waves in the Cape of Good Hope. The wind is side shore and the wave mainly invites you to surf it but it is also possible to do jumps as it can form very good ramps. The wind can be very strong and it isn't gusty. The wave is short, generally allowing you to make 2 or 3 turns but it has some very powerful sections.
Optimal Conditions
  • Type
    Waves
  • Wind
    SE
  • Tide
    Low, mid
  • Swell
    SW
  • Bottom
    Sand
  • Size
    3 to 12 ft
  • Time of year
    October to March
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