1Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
South Africa’s surfing capital – surfing isn’t a sport here it’s a lifestyle, built around the finest places to ride waves in the country.
2New Pier, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Courtesy of the pier in the middle of Dairy beach, carve up some of the best man-made waves in Southern Africa. Some say it's the perfect wave…
3Cave Rock, The Bluff, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Serious surf – take off over an exposed reef and charge a top-to-bottom tube with a 10ft swell. Novices beware!
4Kalk Bay Reef, Cape Town, Western Cape
Surf with a Mother City attitude – kiff (cool) consistent, left-breaking waves, and the occasional savage barrel.
5Dungeons, Hout Bay, Western Cape
Home of the Red Bull Big Wave Africa surfing competition. When conditions are right, 7 storey (21m) snarling beasts are known to swallow and spit out the world’s best big wave pro’s. Stay on shore and watch the spectacle.
6Nahoon Reef, East London, Eastern Cape
Power and speed will make you master of these reef waves - just ask the regulars who hang out here.
7Victoria Bay, Wilderness, Garden Route
One of the Southern Cape’s best and most consistent point breaks.
8Elandsbaai, West Coast, Western Cape
When the swell arcs around the point, ride a cylindrical wall that runs for 150m when conditions are right. Classic!
9The Wild Coast, Eastern Cape
Lives up to its name - razor sharp reefs and powerful swells. A surfing rite of passage that’s not to be taken lightly.
10The Kom, Noordhoek, Western Cape
Those-in-the-know reckon this big wave spot delivers “Hawaiian-style perfection”. Aloha!