May 23

Scarborough

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Scarborough Beach

Situated right at Scarborough Point, this spot works in SE and NW. NW would be the ideal direction for wave riding. Scarborough is 45 min south of Cape Town International Airport. Cape Town is one of the best kitesurfing destinations worldwide in its windy session.

Professionals from all over the globe come to Cape town to train for kitesurfing events here.

This kite spot has a beautiful sandy beach, with some rocks. Scarborough is known for its clean waves. This is a perfect spot to practice your wave riding skills. This spot never gets too crowded, mainly because of its location.

Kite Spot - Scarborough

Best winds: October – March

Best Direction: SW, S, NW

Also works: SSE

Water Temp: 4/3

Water Type: Small to Big Waves

Beach Type: Sand, rocks and shells

Riding Type: Wave riding. This spot is mostly for wave riders

Experience: Intermediate to Pro


Professionals from all over the globe come to Cape town to train for kitesurfing events here.

This kite spot has a beautiful sandy beach, with some rocks. Scarborough is known for its clean waves. This is a perfect spot to practice your wave riding skills. This spot never gets too crowded, mainly because of its location.

This spot is also really good when the wind is low on the Table View side of town. There is a pretty good chance you can kitesurf here even though the other spots, like Dolphin Beach and Big Bay, are dead.

Wind direction, average speed

To check the best wind and wave conditions, go to either Windguru or Windfinder. These are the most popular and most used forecast systems in Cape Town.

Wind direction

SE and NW. NW being the best. It provides some fun riding and jumping conditions. If the wind is NW, it is often much stronger than in Table View. 

SW to NW swell is best here.

For Kitesurfing Lessons in Langebaan 

It must be mentioned, that Scarborough is not a beginner spot. This is more suitable for the more advanced riders. There are nice small waves rolling in but there are rocks and they might catch you by surprise.

Besides that, there are also cliffs to keep an eye on. You may experience some current.

Other spots around Cape Town: Dophin Beach, Cape Town

Besides the fact that Scarborough is 45 min drive from most things, then there is easy access to this spot. Parking and a short distance from the car to the beach.
This beach is very popular with surfers.

This is mostly when there is no wind and it is glassy. They get a nice wave here, so keep a eye out for the surfers but especially the rocks!


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