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surf forecast websites
Our Favourite Surf Forecast Websites Gone are the days when surfing enthusiasts had to inquire about surf forecasts on the telephone. Today, thanks to the advent of technology and the internet, learning about surfing conditions has become a breeze; courtesy of surf forecast websites available on the web. There are a plethora of sweet surf...
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surfing terms sa
Brush up on your ‘Saffa’ Surfing Terms and Surfer Lingo We’ve had the privilege of showing surfers from other parts of the world our slice of surfing heaven for a while now. It’s been a heck of a good time. One of the things our guests comment on or ask about regularly is the South...
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uncrowded surf destinations
The Best Surf Trips Off The Beaten Path Tired of Crowds? Your local beach is becoming more crowded than ever before, with grommies inside every wave, paddling circles around you. Sound familiar? Your day-dreaming mind wonders to a completely uncrowded surf spot with just you and a couple of your mates out, scoring endless pits...
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surfari
Surfari – The Ultimate Surf Trip You may have heard the term ‘surfari’ come up in conversation recently. ‘The surfaris‘ where a famous American rock band formed in California is 1962. The latest definition of surfaris, however, will be a little harder to find in Cali. In fact, Californian surfers are flocking to all over...
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intermediate surf trips
Our local resident surf guide, Ruan de Bruin (or Ru for short), explains why South Africa is the ultimate surfing destination for your next surf trip as an intermediate surfer.
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visit cape town
The Best Time to Visit Cape Town, South Africa South Africa is at the very top of travel wish-lists for wildlife-enthusiants, wine-lovers and beach bums looking for a holiday to remember. The country is known for it’s affordable adventure activities, remote experiences and incredible nature. When is the best time to visit South Africa? The...
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surfing maldives
Your guide to surfing in the Maldives Saffa Surf Tours specialises in guided surf trips in South Africa and Namibia, but, that doesn’t mean we can’t drool over other lesser-known and uncrowded surf locations, does it? This article was written by a friend from Booksurfcamps.com – Octavia. In the article, she explains everything you need...
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A Comfortable & Waterproof Surf Travel Backpack. So you’re on a boat in the middle of nowhere, making your way to the wave of your dreams. It’s the wave your mates have raved about, and you’re finally going to surf it.  But, instead of focusing on the pumping wave ahead of you, you find yourself...
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Ocean Pollution As surfers and people who spend a lot of our time in the ocean, it’s particularly sad for us to see the effects of ocean pollution on global waters. It’s been a problem for as long as I can remember. It’s something we’ve been warned about. It is something we sort-of kind-of learnt...
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surfing history
Surfing History of South Africa Ever wondered about the history of surfing in South Africa? It’s got to be an interesting story, right? Right! Saffas have been pushing surfing boundaries since 1910, and continue to impact the international surfing scene today. Our team put together a quick glimpse down memory lane to see how the...
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