Surfing Muizenberg Cape Town

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Muizenberg is considered the birthplace of surfing in South Africa.  The earliest record of a wave being ridden in 1919.  A Capetonian woman, Heather Price met two United States Marines in Cape Town who had disembarked a US naval vessel that was returning to America after World War One. The two men whose identities are being investigated had solid wooden Hawaiian style surfboards with which they introduced Heather to stand-up wave riding.  Muizenberg just recently got voted one of the Top 20 surf towns in the world by National Geographic.

Muizenberg is a fun, mellow wave that is suited to all levels of surfing but it is the best place for people learning how to surf.  It is also a very popular long boarding wave.  There are more challenging waves and they are just around the corner.  We have two reef breaks in the immediate area and if you go around to the atlantic side you have a lot of options.  Kommetjie and Noordhoek offer a variety of beachbreaks and some of them are world class.  For the serious adrenalin seekers there is Sunset and around the corner in Hout Bay we have Dungeons. Swells are consistent all year round.

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