Hidden by big granite boulders on the North of Camps Bay, Glen beach offers some fun beach break waves close to the City of Cape Town.
Glen Beach has mainly a wedgy rights that can happen from the right of the bay to the middle, sometimes having 2 peaks, with the odd left hander depending on the tide. Not the most constant spot and if you have the time and can handle the crows, Llandudno is nearly always better.
When you get to the beach you’ll see marks in the concrete and spray paint saying stuff like no kooks and locals only but most of the the water is pretty mellow and I’ve not heard of any angry local incidents recently.
After 4pm most working Capetonian surfers head here, so it can be a bit busy, but you can sneak an empty evening surf if you get lucky.
Glen beach is directly offshore for South East East. But when the South Easter blows Glen Beach gets flat and a bonus is that Glen Beach is protected from from a South Westerly.
Tides are tricky, depending on the banks and swell size. Normally a low to mid is good, but sometimes low tide means a dumpy shore-break, and high tide can be a mushy bunch of shoulder-less foam.
Not a bad place to get started, you want to avoid it on a big swell or when it’s doing its shore break thing. You will also want to look out for the rip currents which are normally on the right and left of the bay, right next to the rocks.