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Surfing

Kommetjie is the epicentre of high-performance surfing on the Cape Peninsula, providing ideal conditions for surfers of all ages and abilities in a wide range of beach-breaks, points and reefs.

Situated on the West coast of the Peninsula, halfway between downtown Cape Town and Cape Point, the tranquil coastal village is the first landfall on the African continent for swells generated in the stormy 4 000 Km fetch known as the Roaring Forties, guaranteeing a consistent, year-round supply of waves of all shapes and sizes.

The resident surfing community includes dozens of current and former national champions in various age categories and wave-riding disciplines, scores of dedicated free-surfers who shun contests and revel in the many powerful surf breaks and a hardcore group of big wave chargers who paddle and tow into some the world’s largest rideable waves.

Kommetjie also attracts hordes of surfers from elsewhere who flock to the area with their longboards, bodyboards, kneeboards, Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP), paddleskis, kayaks, kiteboards and many other forms of equipment.