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Go to Hottentot Bay in Namibia... Access is impossible. Closest youll get will be with google earth..
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Private access
Alternative name Diamond bay no. 3
Wave qualityTotally Epic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
- Private beach
Welcome to the 3rd of 6 perfect, long Lefthand pointbreaks on Namibia's mid coast. All these breaks are on diamond mining private property, so access is impossible. Lucky for us we have family that work here..sorry okes..
Hottentot Bay is most powerful and challenging of the 6 waves. It breaks on a shallow reef and even though swell is consistent, needs around 5+ to peel right down the point. Its a fast wave an the take off is scary, on a shallow reef. Looooooong wave that fades into deeper water so paddling to it is easier. Ichaboe island sits around the corner from the point, which has good, long and strong left and rights available. To get here you need a boat.
All alone out here. These waves are 6 of the surfing worlds best kept secrets.
By Anonymous , 11-07-2009
faark my bru - if jono rates this 5 out of 5....he must be a muizenberg local...kak wave period....
By snodgrass , 22-04-2008
wanker jono - the closest jono got to this wave was sitting at home trawling the net with a hard on......
By Big Prokamzi , 15-04-2008
Alright that's enough lies out of Jo-nobrainer! - I'm going to expose the truth behind yet another duplicitous dream of Jo-noboard's: He's re-named this spot to match with an African tribe'S name that's not even native to this region at all. The spot's name is Hotandnot bay coz the waves here ARE hot & Jo-schmo IS NOT!!
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