Kite Surfing in Cape Town
The absolutely best Kite Surfing spot in South Africa , is in fact in Cape Town and without a doubt, it is best at the Blouberg Beach.
Anytime of year is good for kite surfing in Cape Town. There are fantastic winds guaranteed from October to April , in the southern hemisphere's summer season , just an added benefit.
Still you may need a wetsuit as the Atlantic seawater is a fresh 17°C/63°F.
When you are here use windguru for free up to date wind, swell and weather forecasts. (link here http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=173191)
Or if you want to rely on your own skills and nature, just look at Table Mountain across the bay. If there are clouds on Table Mountain , grab your gear and get to the water. You will be skimming and jumping the waves in no time.
The wind normally starts at about 20knots going up to 30 knots. But if it is a real Mother city south easter wind, hold on to your hats, you will have 30-40 knot winds.
The wind will give you some great lift , and the combination of the waves , you can have a ball jumping and flipping. Remember to bring your GoPro.
The best spot to enter the water is generally about 1,2 km from the house at Dolphin Beach Hotel , funny looking red A-frame hotel. You can get there a couple of ways, walking , bus , mini-taxi, cycle or drive. Best option is to get there under one of the first methods , so that you can kite for hours, and end up back at the house by the end of your fun at Doodles. Then stop there for a drink and maybe a pizza, then a very short stroll home.
You don't want to lug your gear through customs or airports , there are numerous places to hire kit from like High-Five , which offer packages for your whole holiday or just a day or two, and will even just rent the one item that you forgot in the back of your cupboard like the harness to wetsuits to waveboards/twintips to Kite + Bar.
So you never quite mastered the launching and landings, well why not sign up for a couple of lessons of kite surfing, to learn from a Red Bull King of the Air contestant like Andries Fourie (http://kitesurfschool.capetown) how it is done and made to look so easy.