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Latitude: 21° 45.375' S
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Drive 126km north of Swakopmund till the Cape Cross Seal Reserve. Pay your entry fee and head on up to the left, where the wave awaits.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthWest, South
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Cape Cross will break at 4ft when Swakopmund is 1-2ft, so it has waves basically every day of the year. The trade wind SW which is sideshore in Swakop is offshore here.
The spot at the top of the point is known as Main Break, where a stupendous number of seals chill out. Further down the point at Graveyards, you can catch some super long rides with less of a worry about the seals. Its a slow wave, that you've got to cut back to, but runs for a long time.
On the right hand side of the entrance hut is another point called Factory Point, which is also worth checking out, works the same as Main Break.
If you can calm your nerves about surfing next to the largest seal colony in the Southern Hemisphere, you'll enjoy some long uncrowded lefthanders. Bring a crowd coz theres none up here.
Favourite wave in Namibia
By Big Prokamzi , 15-04-2008
Although I am a perfectly capable, aptly-skilled goofy-footer, somehow I don't see where the fun is at this spot. - Now let's review the pertinent facts before making reservations at the Bigshark motel there; that's the 1 where u can check-in right b4 u check-out of your life! One: Butt-ass cold waters. Two: Blinding fog banks. Three: Frequent clean-up sets. Four: No visible markers on the barren shores 2 lineup with. Five: All seals for snacks & no man-flesh makes Gr8 Whitey a dull boy. Six: The next adjacent spot is named Graveyards. There's your six perfect points in Namibia Mr.Jo-nojoke. Any questions?
By Tom, AUS , 09-06-2007
- I'd be more worried about the seals than the sharks. The sharks would obviously be well fed and unlikely to go for the surfer. The seals (males) are the worry. i saw a big bull eat a small dog and attacks on humans have been reported. Although i have no evidence on this place and have never been there myself.
By Dutch surfer , 15-11-2006
fucking good! - Don't say you go surf there, the rangers don't let you in, say you only wanna watch seals! Run in water and have fun!
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