Kitesurfing, kiteboarding shop & school. Lessons - Durban, PE, J-Bay, Cape Town
Frequently Asked Questions
Here we answer the most commonly asked questions regarding our Kitesurfaris. If it is your first visit to South Africa we have also included some general tourist informationto help you prepare your trip over here.
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Why Cape Town as a kiting destination?
Cape Town must certainly lay claim to be the best city in the world for kiteboarding.
The wind regularly reaches 25 kts on the West Coast, and the beautiful thing is that it can still be perfect beach weather (with very little wind) in Camps Bay and Clifton. So the kiters can enjoy the wind, and the non-kiters can enjoy the beach! Cape Town also has a wealth of other activities so, if the wind doesn’t blow, you have thousands of options to choose from. Hiking, wine tours, beautiful beaches, fantastic restaurants, and great night clubs.
What are the wind conditions like in Cape Town?
In Cape Town, sun, perfect weather, and wind go hand in hand. It is due to the famous South Easter (Cape Doctor) that comes undisturbed for thousands of kilometers over the ocean just to provide you with a steadily powered kite.
The excellent wind conditions is why every kiter that has been here keeps coming back to Cape. On a twintip the predominant kite sizes used are 9m and 7m; on a waveboard this is 5m and 7m.
How often does the wind blow?
From September till April the wind blows Force 4 / 14 knots 80% of the time or more. With our Kitesafaris we will be following the wind. By knowing the local weather patterns it is possible to kite 6 days a week!
How do I know if I am good enough to participate in the clinics?
The pre-requisites for the courses are to make sure that anyone that joins us can kite upwind and is comfortable kiting on the sea. This is to make sure that the safety of yourself as well as others is not being jeopardised. If you have been kiting on a twintip and want to start first time on a surfboard then that is no problem, and you can book the intermediate course. Everyone in the group can progress at their own pace as there will be sufficient support and attention from our instructors.
For the advanced courses we will be visiting the better wavespots where often the conditions can be a bit challenging. But here too you will learn quickly, and you won't be alone. Before we go out we will do a spot assessment that will provide you all you need to know about that particular spot.
Does Kitesports also arrange accomodation and car rentals?
Kitesports is focusing on the Kiting trips as this is what we are good at. We have a huge selection of accommodation available in the surrounding areas; from basic backpackers to luxury accommodation. We have a list of accommodation on our website of who we have been working with. In case you are looking for something very specific we also have local agencies that specialise in short-term and holiday rental, and they can organise everything for you. For car rentals and airport shuttles have a look at the car rentalsection on our website!
What if there is no wind?
Wherever there is wind on the 400km West Coast Coastline we will be there. If in the unlikely situation there is no wind we will have alternative activities such as surfing, Stand Up Paddling or Wake Boarding at the Cable Park.