Kiteboarding in South Africa can get pretty crazy – and not always in the best ways! When the crowds and conditions at Blouberg's Kite Beach get to be too much, it's time for another escape. In this episode of Wind Water Wild, Luke and the crew head into the wild West Coast National Park to kite the blue lagoons of Langebaan.
The warm, clear water of Langebaan's lagoons make for ideal conditions for a kitesurfing escape with friends. Kicking back on the beach, goofing around in the water, and pushing each other to progress… Not to mention the incredible wildlife nearby. Driving to this spot always feels like a bit of a safari!
In Langebaan, you can ride all day long if you have the right gear. On this day, we spent the morning riding freestyle, the afternoon lull foiling, and a sunset session hitting the waves. As always, the day ends with beers and a braai!
After an epic weekend in Langebaan, it's time to head back to Cape Town for a crazy downwinder with the crew… After all, that's what kiteboarding in South Africa is all about!
Riders featured in WWW Episode 3: Luke McGillewie, Alessandro D'Ambrosio, and Rose Bungener
The Wind Water Wild Series
Wind Water Wild is a four-part series highlighting kitesurfing in stunning South Africa. From the wild west coast to the southern tip of the continent, we dive into the remarkable yet formidable natural conditions in the Western Cape.
Cape Town local Luke McGillewie and the Liquid Force South Africa team take you on an incredible journey in this video series produced by Madic Media. We're searching for the perfect wave where the Pacific and Atlantic ocean meet, experiencing close encounters with wildlife in the heathlands, sending insane airs at Kite Beach (home of the Red Bull King of the Air), and clinking glasses after a day well spent with the local kiteboarding community.
Catch up on Episode 1 (Cape Point and Scarborough) here, and Episode 2 (Hermanus) here.