Cape Town is an adventurer's dream- its gorgeous terrain and infallible weather lend to the most picturesque vistas that serve as the back drop of some amazing activities. My friends were of the daredevil variety so most of my trip consisted of climbing mountains, surfing, and jumping off very high places.
My #1 recommendation of things to do in Cape Town is to book a surf lesson with Stoked School of Surf.
Stoked is a mobile surf school and surf tour operator owned by local Michelle Davy. She and sister, Sarah-Jayne, provide top-notch equipment and quality instruction that enables all levels to enjoy a successful day of surfing.
|Sarah-Jayne leads our group in Lesson #1 at Big Bay. Table Mountain is in the background.|
Photo c/o Stoked's Facebook Page
|Me, riding the "foamies" after a 5 yr surf hiatus.|
My friends and I booked three lessons throughout our trip, which I highly recommend. Stoked has plenty of equipment and was able to accomodate our group of 11 people plus a few more! Book your first lessons for the morning, when the surf is the cleanest. Windy conditions make surf choppy and rough. After you've got a few AM sessions under your belt, be sure to book at least one sunset surf in your subsequent lessons. There is nothing more peaceful and inspiring to catch a wave as the sun sets on this amazing city!
|The boys heading back out for one last wave on our last lesson in Big Bay.|
Excited yet? This was just a warm-up! Stop by tomorrow where I'll be highlighting our death-defying feats of skydiving, shark cage diving, and abseiling off Table Mountain!