Here is a list of places to go surfing and body boarding in and around Ballito: The Top 10 surfing spots for the best breaks and wave action : Salmon Bay - Clark Bay - Willard Beach - Bog - Bathers - Surfers - Sunrise - Thompsons Bay - Salt Rock -Tinley Manor.
Surfing & Body Boarding
When the surf is "cooking" you will find the popular surf spots jammed with the local surfers and foreigners from the south.
With light winds in the right direction surfers can expect waves up to six feet breaking to the right and if you are in the spot you will also get a rare brilliant left break.
Ballito most popular surf spots are from south to north Salmon Bay, Clark Bay, Willard's Beach, Bog , Bathers, Surfers, Sunrise, Thompson Bay, Salt Rock and Tiffany's all are renown for great breaks and wave action with the right weather conditions.
When there is a land breeze you are sure to find a brillant left break at Salmon Bay. As for Willard's which has four defined surfing areas - Bog, Bathers, Surfers & Sunrise - which are predominantly right breaks, this also applies to the surfing spots at Thompsons Bay, Salt Rock, Tiffany's, Tinley Manor, Blythedale and Zinkwazi.
During the winter months the surf is normally at its best and the waves are more consistent. Especially in the mornings when there is light land breeze.
A light wetsuit may be required as the sea temperature sometimes drops below 20°C in the winter season.
Ballito Pro Surf Festival 2021
Breaking news: Ballito Pro postponed to later in the year
The continued COVID-19 pandemic entering its third wave in South Africa brings with it further restrictions and limitations, which subsequently affect large gatherings such as sporting and lifestyle events. As a result of the adjusted Level 2 lockdown measures announced by the President of South Africa on Sunday 30 May 2021, the Ballito Pro Presented by O’Neill scheduled for July 2021 is postponed to early December 2021.
After discussions and consultation with the KwaDukuza Municipality, the World Surf League and Surfing South Africa have elected to follow an abundance of caution approach and prioritise public health and safety and have made the difficult decision to move the event out of the high risk window of the impending Covid 19 Third Wave. This will prevent the possibility of creating “super spreader” circumstances and bringing risk to lives at large.