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Latitude: 34° 9.493' S
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Go to the small town of Glencairn. Go to the sea and to the left, cant miss it.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Glencairn reef is awsome when its on. Its a mean lefthander that breaks off an shallow reef, sometimes only a foot or so deep. Experienced surfers. Crazy when big.
On big days after a winter storm the wave off the reef connects up to the beach break, can get epic!
Be careful its really shallow and many a board has been snapped here.
Winter months it pumps.
Glencairn Reef is home to old style locals who don't take to kindly to kooks trying to surf the reef, be respectful and you will get your fair share of waves
Best after winter storms!
The take off is really fast so use a board with some rocker.
When the other reefs in False bay are cooking and packed out give Glencairn a go, usually only a couple of guys in the water but be warned not for beginners.
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