Ansteys Beach Spot Guide

About Ansteys Beach

Just a kilometer from Cave Rock is the slightly mellower Ansteys Beach. Being more user-friendly and offering left and right-hand beachbreak peaks, Ansteys caters for beginners to advanced surfers. With plenty of parking and medium beach security, loads of surfers come down to Ansteys on the weekend to get away from all the mayhem on the Durban Town beaches. Ironically, this makes Ansteys get pretty crowded as well.

There are some lesser-known spots in the vicinity that are not open to anyone except the locals, and if you find them, park your car and go for a surf you're running risks. It's a straight paddle from the beach, and when it gets big it can be quite a hard paddle. Due to it being favorable on a south swell, and the fact that it is east facing, the right-handers are generally the better waves. If the swell has east in it, or is a little bit broken up, then there are sometimes some sick lefts as well.

Source: Ansteys Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Fairly mellow, as long as you're not from town.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Weekends can be packed; weekdays are usually quite empty.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect


Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Easy paddle back out, but if the swell is strong there are a few closeout sections to punch through.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information




Easy as can be. Big car park, nice grass patch.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard


Sand, rocks.

Best Season


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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