Sunset Beach kite spot in Western Cape
Africa kitesurf spot in South Africa
Sunset Beach is a popular kitesurfing and windsurfing spot which generally is the first spot in Table bay where the wind kicks in and the waves pick up, but it can also get blown out when the wind gets really strong. The waves here can be a lot of fun for all levels of kitesurfers, just depends on the wind strength and swell size, so check the local live wind feeds before you head down for your kite session. You can kitesurf with a surfboard or a twintip here, it's really up to you depending on what kind of kite session you are after.
Sunset Beach is also a popular starting point for guys doing downwinders, and a few of the local kite schools even offer downwind shuttles so you can kitesurf your way down the coast enjoying the waves.
Kitesurfing wind conditions in Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach is popular for kitesurfing between November and March, with the most consistent wind coming between December and February. During these months you can expect between 10-40 knots depending on the day, so keep your eyes on the forecast, and watch for the table cloth (the clouds) over Table Mountain. The wind here generally starts a little lighter in the morning and then picks up a little later, so morning kite sessions tend to be more relaxing, while afternoon it gets busier and the kitesurfing conditions get more hardcore.
The beach is wide and sandy regardless of the tide, and the waves are generally small to medium in the morning, maybe getting a bit larger in the afternoon. When the wind gets really strong the waves can become a bit of a mess, and the spots further downwind might be a better option.
Around the kite spot in Sunset Beach
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Wind Forecast for Sunset Beach
Wind Stats for Sunset Beach
near the spot
Only by day
long neo, short neo
freeride, freestyle, hydrofoil, wakestyle, wave
At the spot
2 - low
A medical center, Kite repair
Approx. up to 100m