Surfing in Mossel Bay
Surfing spots in Mossel Bay
Mossel Bay’s “Point” is unique; it has two waves breaking next to each other, Inner Pool and Outer Pool. The prevailing wind is an offshore south westerly which brings the swell from Cape Town and the roaring forties. Outer Pool works on a low tide. It has an easy take off with a slow tapering shoulder that stands up at the bottom section, creating a big turn section which, if you’re fortunate, can push up into a barrel. Inner Pool is a high tide wave and is more for a hotdogging. The infamous “Peanut Butter” rock lurks halfway down the line- catching visitor and unsuspecting local alike!
Inside the bay there are two reefs that work on different tides, swell directions and sizes.
In addition to the point and reef breaks, we have a friendly learn-to-surf beach at the back of the bay called Diaz – although Bartolomeu was probably more attracted by the safe anchorage and the fresh water spring!
Then for those who like to explore, there are many beaches and points working on different swells and winds, all within 100 km radius, that will blow your mind. If you want, we can also visit Jeffreys Bay – only a 3.5 hour drive away.
The locals are very friendly but you could run into trouble if you don’t show them respect!
Scuba diving, walking trails, bungi-jumping, sky diving and game farm drives are all available locally too.
We at WSS use surfing as a tool to teach people about the sea.
Lessons: R250 per person including equipment
Hiring: board/wetsuit R50 per hour
Advanced coaching: per hour R150
About Llewellyn Whittaker:
Llewellyn Whittaker followed his dreams to become a professional surfer and travelled the world competing on the WQs and consistently making the top 100. He was based in the U.K while doing this, 2007 he was U.K Triple Crown champion, 2006 and 2007 he coached the U.K junior surfing team. Since returning to S.A in 2008, he has achieved many goals, S.A champ 2008 and surfer of the event, 2009 S.A masters champ, S.A junior team coach 2009 and 2011, S.A team 2011 =25th at the World Surfing Games as Team Captain.2012 he was Head Coach for the S.A Junior Team. 2013 SA Champ.
Main Photo by : Claire Butler