Quick fire with Timo
CT – Cape Town, CC – Cape Cold.
Quicker to get to: Pretty much the same, 14 hrs door to beach! I guess quicker if I flew to Ireland but I find Stena Line give me the best options with all my gear on going to Ireland!
On it’s day where would you choose: I love both but Cape Cold for its rarity!!
Warmest location (air temp.): Cape Town!!
Warmest location (sea temp.): About the same I reckon CT feels colder because of the difference between air and sea temp.
Where do you feel safer: Cape Town for sure, Cape Cold is pretty out on a limb with no one around in the winter when it works, and the rip current there is pretty lethal.
More crowded: Cape Town for sure!!
More locals: We are all pretty transient windsurfers in Ireland so I’d say we call any Irish beach our ‘local’!
Cleanest wave: Cape Cold
Cleanest wind: Cape Town and the ever reliable Cape Doctor!!
Longest wave: I’d say Cape Town as Cape Cold is a pretty short fast intense ride!
Gnarliest location to snap a mast: Both! Sharks and dangerous currents can both kill, I’ve broken a mast at both and I have to say I was more scared thinking about the sharks!
If there was the perfect forecast for both tomorrow, where would you go: I would try and juggle the flights, etc.. and do both, or at least look into if that was possible!