Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a great way to get active outdoors. For those that are a little hesitant to immerse themselves more than knee deep into the ocean but have the desire to try an ocean sport, SUP is a wonderful option, especially flatwater stand up paddling. Beginner SUP boards are very stable and relatively easy to stand up on and paddle. With a little guidance, you can be up and riding with confidence in no time.
Cape Town offers several options for beginner stand up paddleboarding from paddling along city canals, to wave riding and then ofcourse flatwater paddling. The latter is what we find the most fun simply as it’s a way to get a good workout and enjoy the scenery, without having to be concerned about the hazards of other SUPers/surfers in your way. It’s like a meditation as you paddle away simply enjoying the scenery above and below the surface. In Cape Town every beach and bay has breathtaking mountain vistas and then ofcourse below the surface there are kelp forests, jellyfish, seals, dolphins and if you’re lucky enough you may even spot a whale.
Our favourite place to stand up paddleboard in Cape Town is in Camps Bay as it offers the option to paddle around to the beaches of Clifton or Bakoven. If you know the waters well and conditions are favourable, your mind can drift away with the gentle ocean breeze as you soak in the panoramic view of the 12 Apostles, Lions Head and Table Mountain whilst the Atlantic waters lap over your feet and the sun warms your back.
If an inner city paddle experience is more your kind of thing, then SUP Cape Town offers the option to get on the water close to the V & A Waterfront. You can rent a board and with a brief introductory talk you can attempt it yourself knowing that there are no rip currents or waves to worry about should you fall off your board. There is a short circuit route along a canal that runs alongside some fancy apartments with an area to enjoy a snack and drink afterwards.
If you’ve tried flat water paddling and challenging yourself in ocean waves is next on your list, then Xpressions down at Muizenberg is the best place to go. The waves at Muizenberg are gentle breaking so probably the best place to learn to SUP on waves in Cape Town. The break can get very crowded so we do advise paddling out with a coach rather than renting a board and paddling out on your own if you’re a novice.
If you’re looking for an experience that leaves your body and soul rejuvenated whilst enjoying the scenery above and below the surface, a flat water paddle is probably the best option for you. When booking your SUP experience in Cape Town just be sure that wind and swell conditions are favourable and that your guide is familiar with the waters they will be navigating you through. Alternatively, check out the SUP experience we offer and we will take away all those concerns so you can simply enjoy the paddle.
HOLIDAY SURF CAMPS
Get your kids off their screens and into the SURF!
These holiday camps are a great option for your kids and teens if they want to spend their holidays outdoors in the sea and the sun, learning to surf or improve their surfing. These surf camps offer you complete convenience as we collect your kids (from collection points in Camps Bay, City and Newlands), transfer them to the beach for their surf lesson and then return them back. We offer separate camps for kids (grade 4-7) and teens (grade 8-12). We have a strict COVID-19 safety plan in place to ensure the safety of your child and staff.
Each surf lesson is 1.5 hours long and includes:
- use of a wetsuit (if they don't have their own)
- use of a surfboard (or they can bring their own if they have one they prefer to surf)
Surf Camp drop-in rate: R370pp
Surf camp 4-lesson package: R1360pp
Next camp dates *Limited Slots available*:
Camp #1: 28th June-1st July 2021
Camp #2: 5th -8th July 2021
Camp #3: 12th-15th July 2021
Camp #1: 29th June-2nd July 2021
Camps #2: 13th-16th July 2021
Please contact us on email@example.com to book.