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Latitude: 34° 18.592' S
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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
Wave qualityTotally Epic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
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.
Classic big wave spot.
Expert or experienced surfers only.
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