It may have taken its time to arrive but now that summer is here, I’m keen to make use of it. There’s no doubt that Cape Town has a plethora of things to do during silly season and if you don’t get out and about, you might miss out on some serious fun. In all honesty, you don’t really have any excuses not to get out because of the amount of daylight we get during the summer. During the winter we look at pure darkness after 18h30 whilst in summer we’re blessed with sunsets closer to 20h30. Hell, you can still catch a tan on Clifton at 20h00 during the summer. What a pleasure! Another blessing in the Fairest Cape are our beaches. Blistering white sand, fresh blue ocean and sun-kissed bodies are how I’ve remembered my summers in the Cape and I’m planning on making more of these memories this summer. On Blue Flag Beaches nonetheless and it’s a privilege to say that the Western Cape holds 27 of these Blue Flag beaches.
Whether it’s a bodyboard, surfboard or the good ol’ palm – aka a body surf – there’s nothing quite like catching a wave, regardless of what you’re riding. The only thing which might top that experience is sharing it with mates. Or a pig. Like a real pig. Who happens to be your pet. At this juncture, I feel it necessary to alleviate you of your confusion and clarify my statement by introducing Kama The Surfing Pig. I am not even shitting you here. This farmyard-animal-turned-pet goes surfing with his Hawaiian owner at every opportunity he gets. Check him out.