This is a rare opportunity, the wind must be very south to make it into the bay, but when it does it makes the local surf break "crazies" accessible to kitesurfers and windsurfers alike but not for the faint hearted as the beach break here is extremely heavy and a board breaker at that!
Kalk Bay is a quaint little town on the east coast of the Cape Peninsula. It's neatly sandwiched in-between Fish Hoek and Muizenberg - if you're driving along the Main Rd, don't blink because you'll miss it.
The wave itself is world-class on the right day, with heavy lips unleashing their full fury on the K-Bay slab, much to the delight of big wave fundis and spectators alike.
The Bluff is about 10-20 mins drive from Durban central, but despite its proximity to the hustle and bustle of Durban, its laid back groove bears more resemblance to the small towns up and down the South Coast of Kwazulu Natal. If you're respectful, the locals are cool and the mellow vibe is calming.
The waves can get world class, with plenty of variety for all skill levels. If you're coming to Durban, the Bluff is definitely worth the short trip.
The Kwazulu Natal South Coast is littered with dozens of alcoves, points and beach breaks - Green Point is just one, albeit a finer one. You could say that it is the most well-known 'secret spot' in Kwazulu Natal and can get crowded when folks get wind of a good swell hitting it.
It is about a 30 - 45 minute drive south of Durban, just drive along the M4 and look out for the signpost to Clansthal Caravan Park.
This spot is strictly for advanced kitesurfing, there is always a huge shorebreak and the wind is on-shore, the main road runs parallel to the beach.
The beach tends to have debris from the nearby river but there is always somewhere to launch. there isn't another beach closeby upcoast or downcoast so don't venture out of the bay. There are no life guards, no security, no facilities.
Pigeon Point is a flat water spot, most of it protected by a barrier reef approx 2 miles offshore.
There are a few main channels in and out of the reef, the waves there are perfect for the advanced kitesurfer or windsurfer. The wind is usually somewhere between side-shore and on-shore during the season, off season produces a more uncertain side-off.
This spot is well known for the "nylon pool" a sky blue area inside the reef with a sandy bottom, used mainly for begginers doing a down-winder, the glass bottomed boats also come here for the swimming pool effect against the glass.
New Pier is a warm water, sand-bottomed right-hander with the hotels of the Golden Mile forming its backdrop. It is home to the annual Good Wave competition for the simple reason that is easily one of the most consistent waves in Kwazulu Natal. It was no coincidence that the 5 star Mr. Price Pro was held at North Beach (the beach just next door) for many years.
For a long time, New Pier has been a breeding ground for young emerging talent. If you'd like a case in point, it is the beach that current world no. 2 and all-round freak show, Jordy Smith, calls home. Yes, it can be a competitive lineup when the waves fire, but you can also get it on a good day without too much of a bun fight.
This spot is in a protected sound, and because of the sheltered location it is a perfect places for beginners to get the hang of the basics of kitesurfing or windsurfing. It’s a gorgeous place, and the shelter from the ocean is provided by the nearby Prickly Pear Island.
Found just to the south of Green Cay, which in turn is just off Little Jost Van Dyke, this is another picture postcard beach. It is used for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, but requires a decent amount of experience to use correctly.
This is yet another of those Caribbean spots that offers perfect conditions for both windsurfing and kitesurfing, but it does need you to be rated intermediate or better to get the best out of it and stay safe.
Unlike most of the other spots on Anegada, this one is exposed to fairly serious swells as well as good winds, and it produces some big waves. Although you need to be experienced to handle it when it really goes off, at other times it’s just an ordinary wave spot that will appeal to surfers, kitesurfers and windsurfers of all ability levels.
Another spot that’s as close to being perfect as you are ever likely to get, this is in the middle of the southern coast. It’s useable by windsurfers and kitesurfers, and it’s an easy spot to use so beginners will find it as good as those with lots of experience.
Over on the western end of this low-lying island, you’ll find Pomato Point. It is a spot that is often overlooked, even by those who get to the island, yet it’s got one of the best beaches in the world and excellent water that appeals to all kiters and windsurfers of all ability levels.
Another interestingly named bay, this is a large horseshoe shaped area that provides conditions suitable for all abilities of windsurfer and kitesurfer. Typically laid back, it has a great atmosphere in fantastic surroundings. The island itself is basically a big reef with a beach, 14 miles long but only 3 miles wide and 30 feet high at most, and it is possibly the most spectacular environment you’ll ever see.
This oddly named lagoon is able to offer a range of conditions that make it attractive to surfers, kite surfers and windsurfers alike, and yet it doesn’t have any real need for experience – beginners will be as much at home as experts.
This spot is down in the south-east corner of the country, not far from the border with Turkey. It's a little bit more challenging than many of the places on the edge of the sheltered Black Sea, so it is only suitable for kite surfers and windsurfers who are rated intermediate level and better.
This is a great little spot to enjoy your Bulgaria Holidays that offers a variety of conditions that will please everybody, from beginners upwards and regardless of whether they are here to surf, kitesurf or windsurf. Looks out across the Black Sea, and is very predictable and reliable spot to surf on.
This spot offers fairly varied conditions that will appeal to kitesurfers, windsurfers and surfers of all ability levels. It is within easy reach of a couple of nearby towns, and is certainly worth a look if you are in the general area.
This crescent shaped bay is naturally sheltered and provides some good conditions for kite surfing and windsurfing. This shelter means it is predictable and reliable, and because of this it is suitable for all ability levels.
Just a few kilometres outside Burgas, this is an easy spot to get to and offers some good conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing. It's a fairly predictable and consistent kind of place, and so it suits all ability levels.
This is a spot that appeals to surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers as this exposed stretch of coast provides a variety of conditions. That doesn't mean it's a particularly difficult spot, and in fact all ability levels are able to use this spot safely.
Wenduine is just to the west of Zeebrugge, and doesn't benefit from the shelter of the harbour walls. It still isn't a difficult place to be though, and surfers, kitesurfers and windsurfers of all abilities can be found out here.
This is a spot for kite surfers and windsurfers of all ability levels. It is right next to the port and the sea wall there tends to take most of the sting out of the environment, creating something a little more predictable than you might expect.
This is a spot for both kite surfing and windsurfing, and although it is on what appears to be exposed stretch of coastline it is actually a very easy and predictable spot to surf. Because of this it is suitable for everyone, from beginners to experts.
This spot is mainly for kite surfers and windsurfers, though the odd surfer can be seen out here as well. It isn't the easiest place, especially at high tide when space is a little limited, so it requires anybody out here to be rated intermediate or better.