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Paddling and SUP

The Greater St Francis boasts ample rivers, canals and the ocean for paddling and SUP’s.

The long stretched beaches are perfect for padding as well as stand up paddleboarding (SUP), the fastest growing ocean sport in the world. The Greater St Francis has easy conditions and are perfect for the beginner to intermediate SUPer. One can start with the easy breaks and slowly move yourself up to more advance spots as you progress. Even when there are no waves one has the option to do a long distance ocean paddle with beautiful scenery and marine life. This makes St Francis with the canals and river mouth a SUP heaven.

For the more advanced and experienced SUPer we have the wild open ocean side of the bay. Situated outside the protected bay, these areas get raw ocean swells that break onto rocky outcrops which is what makes it an advance to expert surf spot. The untouched beaches are virtually unspoiled and you are bound to spot southern right whales nursing their calves. Around April to November we can also spot the breeching humpbacks migrating south to mate and give birth. Over 10 000 humpbacks pass through these waters every year. The inquisitive inshore bottlenose dolphins are always around and love surfing the swell with us. You’ll also run into the more conservative humpback dolphin and some African penguins


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