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Africa tagged as the next
surfing capital of the world

According to the World Travel has made expansion of the sport on the Michael Hoffman
Market (WTM), emerging continent a major priority, aiming to (SA Surfing Team Captain)
tourism destinations in Africa stimulate and develop local economies by Tanika Hoffman
have identified surfing as a target increasing tourism and creating new jobs. (SA Surfing Team Member)
market. With an estimated average of “If surf tourism is developed in
more than 35 million people across the a sustainable fashion, it can lead to
world who are regular surfers, this is an improvements in health care, education,
exciting new ambition for the continent. job opportunities and infrastructure,”
The WTM Global Trends Report 2014 said the association's Africa adviser Sean
suggests that "combining a surf holiday Brody. "Additionally, the sport of surfing
with traditional African tourist attractions acts as a catalyst for peacekeeping, since
such as safaris is an effective way for the youth have a positive activity to focus
travel retailers to attract older surfers who on.”
are prepared to spend more". The sport of surfing can capitalize on
In the spotlight will be South Africa. South Africa’s strengthening transport
With an established reputation as a infrastructure. There has been a steady
premier surfing destination, the potential increase of hotel openings and flight
is immense. The South African Surfing connections throughout the country, as
team ended in sixth place out of the 22 we see with the new routes created by
nations at the historic Claro ISA 50th CemAir. This is a significant driving
Anniversary World Surfing Games at force for development across the coastal
Punta Rocas in Peru in November as the communities throughout Africa.
host country Peru clinched the coveted (Information source: Tourism Update Online,
ISA World Team Champions title in their and ww.surfingsouthafrica.
home waters.
The International Surfing Association

The quality of surf in South Africa is rated as one of the best in
the world. The top 10 surfing destinations in South Africa:
1. Bay of Plenty, 2. Buffels Bay, 3. Cape St Francis, 4. Dungeons,
5. Eland's Bay, 6. Jeffrey's Bay, 7. Long Beach, 8. Muizenberg,
9. Stil Bay , 10. Victoria Bay

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