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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Black Rocks

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 18.592' S
Longitude: 18° 27.705' E

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Close to Buffels or Crayfish Factory, Cape Point

English (Translate this text in English): Close to Buffels or Crayfish Factory, Cape Point

English (Translate this text in English): Close to Buffels or Crayfish Factory, Cape Point

English (Translate this text in English): Close to Buffels or Crayfish Factory, Cape Point

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind directionDon't know

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

This spot near Buffels is more consistent, but also needs a huge ocean swell to push into the swell window between Cape Point and Hangklip. Remains jealously guarded, even though it gets radically overcrowded, with a bunfight in the small take-off zone. If you don't know the spot, or the guys in the water, don't expect waves. A peak breaks on a rock shelf and runs both ways. The right is the more powerful wave. It's a classic wedge setup and handles up to close on 10' in ideal conditions (westerly winds and clean groundswell). For it to be this big though, you need a massive SE swell in the 15-20' category. Although False Bay has a fairly big swell window, it faces more east than south. Most swell comes from the S or SW. It often has long lulls between sets but when the stes come, you better be prepared for the best ride, or the worst wipeout of your life.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot near Buffels is more consistent, but also needs a huge ocean swell to push into the swell window between Cape Point and Hangklip. Remains jealously guarded, even though it gets radically overcrowded, with a bunfight in the small take-off zone. If you don't know the spot, or the guys in the water, don't expect waves. A peak breaks on a rock shelf and runs both ways. The right is the more powerful wave. It's a classic wedge setup and handles up to close on 10' in ideal conditions (westerly winds and clean groundswell). For it to be this big though, you need a massive SE swell in the 15-20' category. Although False Bay has a fairly big swell window, it faces more east than south. Most swell comes from the S or SW. It often has long lulls between sets but when the stes come, you better be prepared for the best ride, or the worst wipeout of your life.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot near Buffels is more consistent, but also needs a huge ocean swell to push into the swell window between Cape Point and Hangklip. Remains jealously guarded, even though it gets radically overcrowded, with a bunfight in the small take-off zone. If you don't know the spot, or the guys in the water, don't expect waves. A peak breaks on a rock shelf and runs both ways. The right is the more powerful wave. It's a classic wedge setup and handles up to close on 10' in ideal conditions (westerly winds and clean groundswell). For it to be this big though, you need a massive SE swell in the 15-20' category. Although False Bay has a fairly big swell window, it faces more east than south. Most swell comes from the S or SW. It often has long lulls between sets but when the stes come, you better be prepared for the best ride, or the worst wipeout of your life.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot near Buffels is more consistent, but also needs a huge ocean swell to push into the swell window between Cape Point and Hangklip. Remains jealously guarded, even though it gets radically overcrowded, with a bunfight in the small take-off zone. If you don't know the spot, or the guys in the water, don't expect waves. A peak breaks on a rock shelf and runs both ways. The right is the more powerful wave. It's a classic wedge setup and handles up to close on 10' in ideal conditions (westerly winds and clean groundswell). For it to be this big though, you need a massive SE swell in the 15-20' category. Although False Bay has a fairly big swell window, it faces more east than south. Most swell comes from the S or SW. It often has long lulls between sets but when the stes come, you better be prepared for the best ride, or the worst wipeout of your life.

Atmosphere

Classic big wave spot.

English (Translate this text in English): Classic big wave spot.

English (Translate this text in English): Classic big wave spot.

English (Translate this text in English): Classic big wave spot.

General

Expert or experienced surfers only.

English (Translate this text in English): Expert or experienced surfers only.

English (Translate this text in English): Expert or experienced surfers only.

English (Translate this text in English): Expert or experienced surfers only.

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