MOSSEL BAY SURF TOURS
If you’re looking for a fun, adventure filled surfing getaway come to Mossel Bay! We have beautifully mild weather all year round and great surf in almost all conditions. This is a great way to spice up your holidays by taking to the seas and learning to surf.
Here you can see and do it all. In the morning you could see the Big Five on a Game Drive and be back in the water by midday – or you could go and see the Big Four by sea – whales, sharks, dolphins and seals.
As well as continuous coaching, either from the beach or in the water while surfing, all sessions will be videoed and analyzed on the big screen in our class room. This combination has been proven to be the most successful form of surf coaching. For this reason, and to ensure safety, groups will be limited to four people it also prevents crowding the line up which shows respect for the locals.
Mossel Bay was discovered by Bartolomeu Diaz in the 1700’s and has been South Africa’s best kept secret ever since. It is one of only four of South Africa’s coastal towns that face north, giving it the warmth of the African sun from morning to night. Mossel Bay was nominated town of the year in 2007 and it’s a known fact that we have one of the mildest climates in the world – second only to Hawaii.
Traveling east, Mossel Bay is the start of the Garden Route but is often overlooked by those driving along the National road. It is roughly half way between Cape Town and Jeffreys Bay and is the ideal for a stop for a leg stretch – and a surf! It’s also great to see what the swell is doing as “The Point” is an excellent indicator for conditions in Jeffreys Bay. In addition, there are many natural sights to see on a regular basis, including whale and dolphin watching.
Mossel Bay’s “Point” is unique; it has two waves breaking next to each other, Inner Pool and Outer Pool. The prevailing wind is an offshore south westerly which brings the swell from Cape Town and the roaring forties.
Outer Pool works on a low tide. It has an easy take off with a slow tapering shoulder that stands up at the bottom section, creating a big turn section which, if you’re fortunate, can push up into a barrel.
Inner Pool is a high tide wave and is more for a hotdogging. The infamous “Peanut Butter” rock lurks halfway down the line- catching visitor and unsuspecting local alike!
Inside the bay there are two reefs that work on different tides, swell directions and sizes.
In addition to the point and reef breaks, we have a friendly learn-to-surf beach at the back of the bay called Diaz – although Bartolomeu was probably more attracted by the safe anchorage and the fresh water spring!
Then for those who like to explore, there are many beaches and points working on different swells and winds, all within 100 km radius, that will blow your mind. If you want, we can also visit Jeffreys Bay – only a 3.5 hour drive away.
The locals are very friendly but you could run into trouble if you don’t show them respect!
Scuba diving, walking trails, bungi-jumping, sky diving and game farm drives are all available locally too.