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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Silkies

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 34° 6.75' S
Longitude: 18° 49.262' E

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Stay Beach road until you see Nice'Ice ice cream shop or is you see a building named La Mer.Just walk over the road and you'll see some bodyboarders and sufers.

English (Translate this text in English): Stay Beach road until you see Nice'Ice ice cream shop or is you see a building named La Mer.Just walk over the road and you'll see some bodyboarders and sufers.

English (Translate this text in English): Stay Beach road until you see Nice'Ice ice cream shop or is you see a building named La Mer.Just walk over the road and you'll see some bodyboarders and sufers.

English (Translate this text in English): Stay Beach road until you see Nice'Ice ice cream shop or is you see a building named La Mer.Just walk over the road and you'll see some bodyboarders and sufers.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name strandminireef

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, SouthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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- Rocks

 Additional Information

Powerful little wave...Sometimes it dumps heavily with small insane barrels...

English (Translate this text in English): Powerful little wave...Sometimes it dumps heavily with small insane barrels...

English (Translate this text in English): Powerful little wave...Sometimes it dumps heavily with small insane barrels...

English (Translate this text in English): Powerful little wave...Sometimes it dumps heavily with small insane barrels...

Atmosphere

When the SE wind is strong and its pushing tide go to Silkies

English (Translate this text in English): When the SE wind is strong and its pushing tide go to Silkies

English (Translate this text in English): When the SE wind is strong and its pushing tide go to Silkies

English (Translate this text in English): When the SE wind is strong and its pushing tide go to Silkies

General

Silkies is a AWESOME bodyboarding spot(better to boadyboard the surf)You get sick barrels when the wind is blowing SE.There a insane lip perfect for rolls and ARS.

English (Translate this text in English): Silkies is a AWESOME bodyboarding spot(better to boadyboard the surf)You get sick barrels when the wind is blowing SE.There a insane lip perfect for rolls and ARS.

English (Translate this text in English): Silkies is a AWESOME bodyboarding spot(better to boadyboard the surf)You get sick barrels when the wind is blowing SE.There a insane lip perfect for rolls and ARS.

English (Translate this text in English): Silkies is a AWESOME bodyboarding spot(better to boadyboard the surf)You get sick barrels when the wind is blowing SE.There a insane lip perfect for rolls and ARS.

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By xmesox , 26-11-2013

Changed over the years - I used to spend a minimum of 70 days a year at this spot, for over 5 years. It was where I learned to ride and always had a soft spot for it.

Back in 2003 or so, it used to be a small break for most of the time, but about 10 days a year you get a really good hollow break. When the South Easter blew and the swell was up, the shape would be great.

Now days the topography of the sand/beach has changed dramatically and the entire break has changed in turn. I have been there about 10 times in the past year and I haven't seen it pumping like it used to. The lines have also changed dramatically and seem to not run as long as they used to.

It can get very busy in the summer, mostly swimmers.

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