The Atlantic

The South African coast sees the convergence of two oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean.  When you see pictures of the beaches around the coast you will know the Atlantic side by the few people you see in the water. It is not for the faint hearted.  At 9°C it is cold enough to keep you on the hot sand rather than seeking some relief in the water.  This is the place where there is just too much of a good thing.

We took the plunge, because we are “Africa tough” just after a section called Misty Cliffs, a place that steals your heart the moment you arrive.  A little further is Kommetjie where surfers compete in the seasonal big wave competitions.  I love the expression sessions the most.  Kommetjie has changed a bit over the last few years and what we use to love no longer exists.  For those in the know, frequented various illegal bush pubs where you could pub crawl from one secret spot to the other each with its own unique music offering.  This was a place for young lovers!


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