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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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 Hout Bay Harbour Wall

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 2.856' S
Longitude: 18° 20.951' E

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Go to Houtbay and then to the harbour wall when theres big swell, easy to find

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Houtbay and then to the harbour wall when theres big swell, easy to find

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Houtbay and then to the harbour wall when theres big swell, easy to find

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Houtbay and then to the harbour wall when theres big swell, easy to find

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionRight

BottomDon't know

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionNorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

Hardly ever works and needs a big swell to turn on but when its on its fun.

English (Translate this text in English): Hardly ever works and needs a big swell to turn on but when its on its fun.

English (Translate this text in English): Hardly ever works and needs a big swell to turn on but when its on its fun.

English (Translate this text in English): Hardly ever works and needs a big swell to turn on but when its on its fun.

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Lekker

English (Translate this text in English): Lekker

English (Translate this text in English): Lekker

English (Translate this text in English): Lekker

General

Small takeoff zone itll get crowded quick

English (Translate this text in English): Small takeoff zone itll get crowded quick

English (Translate this text in English): Small takeoff zone itll get crowded quick

English (Translate this text in English): Small takeoff zone itll get crowded quick

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