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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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 Blinkklip Reef

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 34° 6.116' S
Longitude: 18° 47.967' E

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 Access

Get a boat andor jetski's and launch them from Strand or Gordons Bay or go to Strand beach, (fence) cross the fence into private property, walk till you get close enough and paddle if you dare or if you're suicidal!

English (Translate this text in English): Get a boat andor jetski's and launch them from Strand or Gordons Bay or go to Strand beach, (fence) cross the fence into private property, walk till you get close enough and paddle if you dare or if you're suicidal!

English (Translate this text in English): Get a boat andor jetski's and launch them from Strand or Gordons Bay or go to Strand beach, (fence) cross the fence into private property, walk till you get close enough and paddle if you dare or if you're suicidal!

English (Translate this text in English): Get a boat andor jetski's and launch them from Strand or Gordons Bay or go to Strand beach, (fence) cross the fence into private property, walk till you get close enough and paddle if you dare or if you're suicidal!

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Private access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name AECI Reef

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest

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 movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Pollution
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Blinkklip is one of the Sunset Reefs (deep sea surf spot near Kommetjie) of False Bay. (There are 3 that i'm aware of.) Named after the shallow rock ledge it breaks on, this is a mystic surf spot. It is very deep out to sea, across from AECI, and can be seen breaking from the beach on very large swell days. It offers a very steep take-off and short ride, althogh can get pretty long depending on the swell. The presence of sharks here is an almost certainty.

English (Translate this text in English): Blinkklip is one of the Sunset Reefs (deep sea surf spot near Kommetjie) of False Bay. (There are 3 that i'm aware of.) Named after the shallow rock ledge it breaks on, this is a mystic surf spot. It is very deep out to sea, across from AECI, and can be seen breaking from the beach on very large swell days. It offers a very steep take-off and short ride, althogh can get pretty long depending on the swell. The presence of sharks here is an almost certainty.

English (Translate this text in English): Blinkklip is one of the Sunset Reefs (deep sea surf spot near Kommetjie) of False Bay. (There are 3 that i'm aware of.) Named after the shallow rock ledge it breaks on, this is a mystic surf spot. It is very deep out to sea, across from AECI, and can be seen breaking from the beach on very large swell days. It offers a very steep take-off and short ride, althogh can get pretty long depending on the swell. The presence of sharks here is an almost certainty.

English (Translate this text in English): Blinkklip is one of the Sunset Reefs (deep sea surf spot near Kommetjie) of False Bay. (There are 3 that i'm aware of.) Named after the shallow rock ledge it breaks on, this is a mystic surf spot. It is very deep out to sea, across from AECI, and can be seen breaking from the beach on very large swell days. It offers a very steep take-off and short ride, althogh can get pretty long depending on the swell. The presence of sharks here is an almost certainty.

Atmosphere

Scary.. Dont know how many have surfed it? We've only surfed there twice, each time with jetski's. Only caught a few waves and left early one day because of strange movement in the water and another day cause was getting out've control. Works good on 10 feet swell but local fisherman have seen it atleast at 20! More shallow than you'd think, said hello to the reef on every wipeout.. Currents are crazy so dont see how you could tackle it without a boat or jetski. Its a good fishing spot but fisherman have seen plenty of sharks here so be warned. Sits out infront of AECI (African explosives company). The sound of big waves breaking and occasional explosions from the shore, together with the cold water, strong currents and presence of sharks will have you leaving a brown mark in you suit!

English (Translate this text in English): Scary.. Dont know how many have surfed it? We've only surfed there twice, each time with jetski's. Only caught a few waves and left early one day because of strange movement in the water and another day cause was getting out've control. Works good on 10 feet swell but local fisherman have seen it atleast at 20! More shallow than you'd think, said hello to the reef on every wipeout.. Currents are crazy so dont see how you could tackle it without a boat or jetski. Its a good fishing spot but fisherman have seen plenty of sharks here so be warned. Sits out infront of AECI (African explosives company). The sound of big waves breaking and occasional explosions from the shore, together with the cold water, strong currents and presence of sharks will have you leaving a brown mark in you suit!

English (Translate this text in English): Scary.. Dont know how many have surfed it? We've only surfed there twice, each time with jetski's. Only caught a few waves and left early one day because of strange movement in the water and another day cause was getting out've control. Works good on 10 feet swell but local fisherman have seen it atleast at 20! More shallow than you'd think, said hello to the reef on every wipeout.. Currents are crazy so dont see how you could tackle it without a boat or jetski. Its a good fishing spot but fisherman have seen plenty of sharks here so be warned. Sits out infront of AECI (African explosives company). The sound of big waves breaking and occasional explosions from the shore, together with the cold water, strong currents and presence of sharks will have you leaving a brown mark in you suit!

English (Translate this text in English): Scary.. Dont know how many have surfed it? We've only surfed there twice, each time with jetski's. Only caught a few waves and left early one day because of strange movement in the water and another day cause was getting out've control. Works good on 10 feet swell but local fisherman have seen it atleast at 20! More shallow than you'd think, said hello to the reef on every wipeout.. Currents are crazy so dont see how you could tackle it without a boat or jetski. Its a good fishing spot but fisherman have seen plenty of sharks here so be warned. Sits out infront of AECI (African explosives company). The sound of big waves breaking and occasional explosions from the shore, together with the cold water, strong currents and presence of sharks will have you leaving a brown mark in you suit!

General

Crazy.. if youre looking for big tow-ins in False Bay then this is the place. Would rather surf here than at Bellows reef (close to seal island) just cause of the distance to get there and 100% shark presence. Dont be a wanker and come alone unless you want to get washed up at Strand beach with crabs comming out your eye sockets! We need more of a crowd for this place!

English (Translate this text in English): Crazy.. if youre looking for big tow-ins in False Bay then this is the place. Would rather surf here than at Bellows reef (close to seal island) just cause of the distance to get there and 100% shark presence. Dont be a wanker and come alone unless you want to get washed up at Strand beach with crabs comming out your eye sockets! We need more of a crowd for this place!

English (Translate this text in English): Crazy.. if youre looking for big tow-ins in False Bay then this is the place. Would rather surf here than at Bellows reef (close to seal island) just cause of the distance to get there and 100% shark presence. Dont be a wanker and come alone unless you want to get washed up at Strand beach with crabs comming out your eye sockets! We need more of a crowd for this place!

English (Translate this text in English): Crazy.. if youre looking for big tow-ins in False Bay then this is the place. Would rather surf here than at Bellows reef (close to seal island) just cause of the distance to get there and 100% shark presence. Dont be a wanker and come alone unless you want to get washed up at Strand beach with crabs comming out your eye sockets! We need more of a crowd for this place!

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By Anonymous , 25-09-2007

Big - I saw this place clocking at 25 foot plus sets at least this last winter, perfect and with noone out! Lots of potential here. Dirk

By Dave , 31-08-2007

Epic wave - I have often looked at this wave from Strand working anything from 10 to 18 foot plus and have wandered why you dont hear of it or ever see anyone on it? I mean, its always on in winter and surprises you often even in autumn and spring, so why noone ever making the effort to come to this remarkable wave. I know of a few local boys like Konnie, Rickard, James surfing this place but besides a handfull of okes, its relatively virgin territory and yet produces epic surf regularly? Sure there are sharks but they're everywhere. Im glad this spot is on cause its good to let everyone know about it. I wanna see more happening here.

By Anonymous , 30-08-2007

Big and scary spot!!!!!!! - Seen this place breaking fuckin huge from strand beach and heard of guys surfing it but looks insane!!! Very scary spot!!!!

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