Surfski Paddling in Cape Town, South Africa.
The sport of surfski paddling has exploded in South Africa over the past 15 years, with Cape Town leading the pack. Miles and miles of picturesque coastline offers superb opportunities for hours of fun and exploration on a surfski. As with all ocean-based sports in Cape Town, there is always the additional reward of seeing a host of marine animals on your paddle- whales, dolphins, sunfish and seals being the most sighted.
Due to changeable weather and notorious South Easter wind it is advisable to paddle with those who know the area well and are familiar with emergency procedures. Surfski paddling operators in Cape Town are usually run by elite sportspeople who have many years of paddling experience and can provide excellent coaching. Many suburbs along the coast have surfski clubs where members meet, often daily, for companionship, training and safe paddling.