A Skeleton Bay surf trip is the stuff dreams are made of. Skeleton Bay needs no introduction to any seasoned surfer with dreams of a minute-long barrel. The conditions however, are very fickle in Skeleton Bay. If the swell is not big enough, it does not break. When the swell does get big enough, it could last for up to two days- sometimes three days if your karma is very, very good.
The duration of this surf trip is therefore flexible. We recommend the following two options:
Option 1: A longer stay during the right season.
We recommend booking a 2 to 3 week trip during the Skeleton season (May to August 2019), allowing you to experience Skeleton Bay (conditions permitting), as well as the wonder of the West Coast of South Africa. You’ll fly into Cape Town International Airport. Your surf trip will extend between the Overberg region, and the West Coast of South Africa. The West Coast is an incredible surf trip for any advanced wave-rider, and it generally fires during Skeleton season. With knowledge from your experienced local guide every step of the way, you are guaranteed to get your dream African barrel. Expect empty line-ups, good times, cold water & cold beer.
During this time, if a swell hits Skeleton Bay, your guide will transport you directly to the wave, ensuring you are there on time to experience the Donkey in all of its glory.
In between pumping waves, you’ll see some of Africa’s much-talked about raw beauty, mind-blowing landscapes and incredible wildlife.
Option 2: A strike mission.
We also offer ‘strike mission’ packages, for those looking to catch a last-minute swell. Your strike mission will start when you receive a swell alert from South Africa Surf Tours, and book your last-minute plane ticket. This could require dropping anything, and anyone to score the wave of your life.
Your surf guide will pick you up from Windhoek or Walvis Bay airport in Namibia when you arrive. Once you get to Donkey Bay, you’ll eagerly wait for the swell to arrive, bringing along with it the best wave you’ll ever lay your eyes on.
Keen to find out more? Get in touch and we’ll help you plan your trip to the Diamond of the Desert.
Start at Walvis Bay Airport or Cape Town International Airport
Expect delicious daily breakfasts served with even better coffee. You’ll choose between a savoury breakfast made up of bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes & toast; or a healthy and refreshing smoothie bowl with seasonal fruits and honey-baked granola.
Facilities will be available to cook your own lunch & dinner. If you aren’t much of a cook- have your guide prepare your meals- giving you an insight into South Africa’s best food and hospitality. Expect freshly sourced seafood, traditional South African braais (BBQs), and hearty home-made meals to keep your stomach satisfied.
Your guided tour will include comfortable SUV transport throughout your trip- no need to hire a car, or worry about navigating your way through the unknown. Your experienced local guide will be there to ensure you never miss a wave.
Equipment rentals are available. Let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll do our best to source the best quality equipment at the lowest daily rental price.
Comfortable beachside guesthouse accommodation forms part of our packages. Expect laid-back and relaxed surf accommodation near the wave you’re surfing.