Surf BerbereApartments in Taghazout
Perfect for relaxing, entertaining, or exploring the area, the J-Bay Surf View house boasts spacious living areas, an outdoor sheltered patio with fire pit, and immense windows that allow you to fully appreciate the ocean and sunset views. The comfortable living room overlooking the ocean is graced with leather sofas and hand-made yellow wood furniture , providing a cozy spot for conversation. Keep the family entertained with a movie on the large HD Smart TV or take a stroll along the soft sand beach to search for seashells, visit the local tide pools, and watch for whales, dolphins, and locals frolicking in the surf.
The dining area also looks out to the beach, perfect for a dramatic dinner ambiance. The light-filled kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and is filled with all the essentials you need to prepare a tasty meal. The large, covered, ocean-facing patio is the perfect place to sip a morning coffee while you soak up the natural wonder of your surroundings. Or perhaps you prefer to retreat to one of the custom-built benches strategically placed for quiet contemplation amongst the lush landscape. Either way, you’ll be happy you temporarily exchanged “real life” for some time to recharge at J-Bay Surf View.
Let the sound of rolling waves lull you to sleep every night in one of beautifully appointed bedrooms. The house sleeps up to twelve guests. Its main floor master bedroom features a queen-sized bed, an en suite bathroom, and a large window that frames the ocean view. A second bedroom also features a queen-sized bed and en suite bath.
You’re also just minutes from the popular seaside town of Jeffreys bay, where shopping, world-class restaurants, and entertainment for the whole family can be found. Dr. Kurt, the owner can ensure you get the most from your vacation at Jeffreys Bay South Africa. The small garden has a separate braai area and you can easily walk down the stairs and cross the road to the beach and surf. This apartment has beautiful sandstone floors and bathrooms and is equipped with wireless internet, airconditioning in the lounge area and fans in both bedrooms. There is off-street parking and an alarm and gates for your privacy and security.
They say you need to lead by example so in 2005 I moved to Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Inspired to create a lifestyle business we published a free surf travel guide. Going on safari with Tom Curren, surfing with Derek Hynd and Bruce Gold were more than perks that came with the job. JBay is a place of dreaming. While we’re in France and travelling the world, you can book the LTL HQ. This is where it all started and you’ll get to know the rest of the team. You can have physiotherapy by Dr. Kurt, the owner of the JBay Surf View house and flats. He can show you around in the lineup and offer surfing lessons or book your safari. Big bonus, you’ll get to live the life with the one and only Bruce Gold. An LTL Team rider from day one that will keep you informed, connected and entertained during what could be the trip of a lifetime.
Check out the website for more local info and details about the other 2 flats in the house, “Point” & “Salads”, perfect for singles/couples or larger families. www.jbaysurfview.com
When to Go
S-SW swells from Antarctica’s “Roaring Forties” are common from March to Sept and provide plenty of 6-15ft (2-5m) swells, although Cape St Francis will filter wave heights down to an average 3-10ft (1-3m). Shallow offshore shoals increase the refraction on longer period swells, especially those with more W in them, slowing them down and turning them into the vast bay. July-Aug shows the greatest consistency, when there should be weeks of back-to-back swells in the headhigh to double overhead range with adequate period to help link up a few of the J-Bay sections. Occasionally, strong E winds or tropical cyclones occur from Jan-March and can provide short-lived E-SE swells. All lows tend to travel past South Africa quickly and can often push strong SW winds in over the bottom half of the country. This makes east-facing spots like J-Bay a much better bet for offshore conditions in the SW-W airflow that gets deflected by the various surrounding mountains. April to June sees more NW-NE Berg (or Devil) winds descend from the mountains, blowing chop into the barrels or destroying the waves completely. From Nov to March the wind changes direction and blows primarily from the E, not good for the majority of spots, bringing warm Indian Ocean air and plenty of showers to the Eastern Cape. Tidal range can be significant so get a tide chart from the J-Bay surf shops.
The J-Bay area has an unstable climate but one that is generally dry. Summers are warm and you could even surf in a shorty. For the remainder of the year you will need a good fullsuit. Temps can vary widely from day to day. The hot Berg winds can bring high temps and great weather off the mountains, followed a day later by a cold front coming off the sea, bringing a sudden drop in temperatures.