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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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 Kakapo

South Africa, Cape Town

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South of Dunes, look for an old wreck sticking out, its pretty easy to find.

English (Translate this text in English): South of Dunes, look for an old wreck sticking out, its pretty easy to find.

English (Translate this text in English): South of Dunes, look for an old wreck sticking out, its pretty easy to find.

English (Translate this text in English): South of Dunes, look for an old wreck sticking out, its pretty easy to find.

DistanceTake a car

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name The Wreck

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Just down from Dunes, there is an old wreck embedded in the sand. Only the boiler of the Kakapo sticks out, and occasionally the ribbed remains of the hull. Near it there is a shorebreak that provides crunchy barrels. Fickle and close out a lot.

English (Translate this text in English): Just down from Dunes, there is an old wreck embedded in the sand. Only the boiler of the Kakapo sticks out, and occasionally the ribbed remains of the hull. Near it there is a shorebreak that provides crunchy barrels. Fickle and close out a lot.

English (Translate this text in English): Just down from Dunes, there is an old wreck embedded in the sand. Only the boiler of the Kakapo sticks out, and occasionally the ribbed remains of the hull. Near it there is a shorebreak that provides crunchy barrels. Fickle and close out a lot.

English (Translate this text in English): Just down from Dunes, there is an old wreck embedded in the sand. Only the boiler of the Kakapo sticks out, and occasionally the ribbed remains of the hull. Near it there is a shorebreak that provides crunchy barrels. Fickle and close out a lot.

Atmosphere

SICK SPOT!! Watch out for the wreck. Gets very good and hollow often, especially the shorey which gets heavy when big. Just go for it!

English (Translate this text in English): SICK SPOT!! Watch out for the wreck. Gets very good and hollow often, especially the shorey which gets heavy when big. Just go for it!

English (Translate this text in English): SICK SPOT!! Watch out for the wreck. Gets very good and hollow often, especially the shorey which gets heavy when big. Just go for it!

English (Translate this text in English): SICK SPOT!! Watch out for the wreck. Gets very good and hollow often, especially the shorey which gets heavy when big. Just go for it!

General

During the week there are few out. Loads of awesome waves to be had.

English (Translate this text in English): During the week there are few out. Loads of awesome waves to be had.

English (Translate this text in English): During the week there are few out. Loads of awesome waves to be had.

English (Translate this text in English): During the week there are few out. Loads of awesome waves to be had.

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