There is more to South Africa's surf scene than JBay! Welcome to #Umzumbe, a right point on the #KwazuluNatal (or #KzN) coast, where the waters are warm and winter mornings often offer perfect #offshore conditions. Getting out at the point can get tricky and frothing 'internationals' often get caught in the rip while locals glide by in perfect #barrels.
Local #surfer Rich, who runs @umzumbesurfcamp (aka chill surf house and bungalows right on the beach, 5 minutes walk from the point) offered a couple of tips so you are spared the tiring rip-merry-go-round-the-bay: "you might be frothing to get in but do take the time to watch where to go in and get out, something you'd do at any new spot. You want to start as close as possible to those right rocks. Check the period and your timing and don't hesitate to ask a local!". And locals here don't do #localism: from the #umzumbesurfclub community kids to the expats and hardy saffa blondies, everyone has a smile and a kind word. Ngiyabonga!
For #umzumbesurfhouse details, surfumzumbe.co.za (or link in bio☝) ✒📷: @_laurence_b #reallifestoke #freesurfspirit #swellbound