There are some great places to surf in Hermanus.
The water might be chilly, but there’s surf spots all around Hermanus.
Onrus is a popular spot, lovely beach and cafe too. or Kammabaai on the other side of town, great waves for the beginners. So bring your wetsuit, you’ll need it here all year round, otherwise you shall be blue in about 20 minutes – but hey, surfers are tough, it you can’t stand a little chilly water, take up bowls! Come chat to the staff at Hermanus Backpackers, they’ll know where the waves are and have a storage area for your board.
At the end of the day, exhausted and refreshed, come back to the backpackers and chill with us around the fire pit or in the bar – cool vibes and plan your next days adventure. It’s not uncommon to share your waves with the occasional dolphin, seal or whale…. and we hardly ever see any sharks, which is a bonus!