Victoria Bay

Country: South Africa
Currency: South African Rand
Language: English
Nearest Airport:Cape Town International
When to go: May – October
Best Size: 3-8′
Break Type: Point break

 

 

Victoria Bay (aka Vic Bay) features a super fun right pointbreak, located along South Africa’s famed Garden Route, not far from the town of George. The wave is situated in a small picturesque bay, surrounded by beautiful green hills on two sides and a group of small vacation cottages on other. Here, nice medium length rights peel along rocks before fading into a sandy bay. The wave is perfect for carving and top turns, although it doesn’t barrel very often. To access the wave, walk to the point in front of the cottages on the right side of the bay and jump off the rocks. Timing is important, as there are some large submerged rocks near the jump off spot, but it is quite manageable on all but the biggest days. Alternatively, paddling from the beach offers a longer but safe paddle through the middle of the bay. Like a lot of rocky poinbreaks, it is important to stay heading down the line at Vic Bay, as straightening out can quickly result in being caught behind the peak and dragged along the rocks. For average to advanced surfers though, Victoria Bay is a beautiful, fun pointbreak that shouldn’t be missed along your trip through the Garden Route. All levels of surfers can also enjoy the beach break reform on the inside, which can offer fun rights and lefts.