Sure shark attacks happen, but Muizenberg beach has a shark warning system. This sounds all high tech, but really it’s a couple of spotters located at high lookout points who are supposed to sound an alarm if they happen to see a shark in the area. The problem is that on a lot of the days, the spotting conditions are poor so you are pretty much just hoping the sharks aren’t hungry.
You can also take surf lessons from the Roxy Learn to Surf place in the Surf Emporium. I booked a 90 minute lesson for around $20 US and that included my board and everything.
I’ve taken lessons before, but because it’s always a few years in between my surfing extravaganzas, I figure more lessons can’t hurt. Each instructor has taught me something new and the best part is that they push you into the wave so you don’t get too exhausted with the paddling and just have to focus on standing -- which is hard enough.
|My surf instructor, Richard.|
I admit this has been my best surfing experience so far – even though I did drink lots of sea water and fell off the board 90% of the time. I was so hooked that I was planning to go back a second time – until I woke up the next morning and felt the soreness in my muscles. But I do see another Muizenberg trip in my future.