WIND- AND KITESURFING & FISHING (AND YES, SUP AS WELL)
The Langebaan lagoon has good wind reliability for watersports like windsurfing (and kitesurfing). It varies from very rough to just a breeze. The months to catch the best winds are probably from November until the end of March.
The Cape Sports Centre is just one of many places in Langebaan to book lessons for windsurfing and enjoy a day out on either the calm waters of the lagoon or at high speed, flat water blasting!
Langebaan is known as one of the best and most popular kitesurfing locations in South Africa – the lagoon has beautiful soft, sandy bottoms and has the perfect entry conditions for beginners as well as freestylers.
Of course, you need a bit of wind to practice this hobby, so the best months to visit Langebaan for kitesurfing will be in the summer months (November – March), with the prime kitesurfing time being December and January.
The most popular spots for kitesurfers, are the main beach and Shark Bay. Hobie Beach (further north of the main beach) is a quieter alternative for the real freestylers on those windy days.
Fishing from the shore in Langebaan is very popular as it is safe and provides a relaxed atmosphere for the whole family. Of course, you can also take your boat out and explore the lagoon and ocean for that “catch of the day”.
You can expect to catch the following fish: Stumps, Elf, Kob and Steenbra … but even if you don’t catch a fish, it is still great to take your fishing rod and relax on the shore or on your boat in the calm waters of the lagoon …
There is one more water sport, that is starting to grow in popularity that we have not mentioned in our main post … which is SUP (stand up paddle boarding).
Langebaan lagoon is a great place to learn to SUP as it is relatively sheltered … bring your own board and come and enjoy this fun thing to do in Langebaan!