Ocean Sports

The Ocean Sports sector in the Cape is worth around R1.4b per annum (Cape Town’s Ocean Sports Economic Profile, July 2019 compiled for Invest Cape Town: Appendix B).

This sector is made up of small niche companies in kiteboarding, surfing, windsurfing, SUP, surfski, ocean kayaking, sportfishing, scuba diving and ocean safety sectors. This economy is dominated by the Kite Surfing sector that generates over R500m per annum.

Inland waters also accommodate water-based sports activities with paddling/kayaking generating economic value, as well as waterskiing, wakeboarding and bass fishing.