Back in Cape Town, I didn't realize how green this city was. It was such a contrast between Namibia and South Africa in terms of scenery. Both are really beautiful but have completely different natural features.

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Just like what I did in Namibia, I rented a tiny silver VW Polo from AVIS for three days and during the first two days I drove around the Cape peninsula to find some surf spots.

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The below are the spots that I went to check out with my VW Polo;

1) Dungeons
2) Inner Kom
3) Crayfish Factory & Witsands
4) Dunes

The first spot "Dungeons" is arguably South Africa's biggest and most notorious spot. I had no intention to surf there but just wanted to see what it was like. However, I got lost on my way and could not find it....

The second and third ones are probably not well-known by international surfers. I didn't get lost on my way, but there was a strong cross-shore/onshore wind at both spots then.

The last one "Dunes" is located in the middle of a long beach - at least 25 to 30 minutes of walk from the nearest parking area.
This was actually where I really wanted to go surfing, but I didn't (or I couldn't).
The photos below show the beach where Dunes is located, and the official name of the beach is "Noordhoek Beach".

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Swells appeared to be there, but the wind direction didn't seem right. Thus, waves were breaking all over the place and no guys were seen out there then.

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Additionally, it was looking a little sharky even though it was clear blue sky. In the end I didn't have guts to get out there by myself.

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I ended up surfing at Long Beach - one of the most popular spots in this area.
I never planned to go there to surf, but I just accidentally found it while driving around the area where Dunes was.

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The water was deadly freezing, it was as icy as (or much icier than?) Punta de Lobos in Chile. There was also a lot of kelp everywhere in the water, and it made this spot a bit spooky. The kelp also annoyed me a bit as it often tangled around my leash-code in the water.

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Waves at Long Beach were about 3ft on sets. Clean face and breaking both right and left. I caught quite a few waves, but mostly short rides, and thanks to the icy water, I think I caught a cold, too.

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