April 2

Shark Bay

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Shark Bay - Kite Spot

Shark bay just on the outskirts of Langebaan and is about 1 hour north of Blouberg. About 1h 30min from Cape Town International Airport

 Don’t worry there isn’t any sharks as the name suggests.

Cape Town is the one of the best kitesurfing spots worldwide in its windy session.

With Shark bay being one of the best spots within the Western Cape.

Langebaans and Sharks bays beaches are famous within the kiting community and all throughout the world. That makes it an ideal place to go just for a day or two.

One of the most talked-about flatwater spots in the Western Cape.

Kite Spot - Shark Bay , Langebaan

Best winds: October – March

Best Direction: SW, S, SE, NW

Also works: SSE, SSW

Water Temp: 3/2 or shorty

Water Type: Flat / Choppy

Beach Type: Sand

Riding Type: Freestyle and Free ride

Experience: Great location for all levels of riders. Beautiful lagoon.


 Not only is this a very safe area to kitesurf, but it is also ideal for beginners and flat water lovers. (Freestylers) 

And if you are not going to kitesurf, there is still the stunning nature, which is worth the hour drive. It is a nice little peaceful village. Or at least in the low session.

Langebaan is probably the flat water mecca of South Africa. The water is warmer than Blouberg and the rest of Cape Town because the kiting is all done in a lagoon.

There are two kite spots; The Main beach is in the ‘mouth of the lagoon’, where Shark Bay is located inside the lagoon.  

There are no sharks, no waves, consistent wind, warm water, very safe for beginners and a great freestyle kite spot in Cape Town. 

For Kitesurfing Lessons in Langebaan 

It is a beautiful place fun of nature and crystal clear water. This is no doubt one of my favorite spots in the world.

The water is waist-deep for 100s of meters. You should consider bringing your own food and snacks, as there isn't any nearby. It can also be a bit tricky to find it the first time and parking can be a problem. But it’s worth it.

There is a big tide fluctuation here, so be careful with your things lying on the beach.   

This is a fantastic place to learn to kitesurf. The warm water, large areas, and nearly always waist-high water make it ideal for any skill level. The perfect locations for all water-based beginner lessons and flatwater riders.

If you are in Cape Town, Shark Bay is a must-see for a kitesurfer.

Shark bay should be on any kiteboarders bucket list.


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