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Latitude: 34° 10.74' S
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Close to Crayfish Factory (one of Capetown's bigwave spots.) Easy to find, there are a few peaks around.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind directionNorth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
This spot is everything the Factory isn't, even though it's only a few hundred metres away. Featuring shifty sand-bottomed peaks, with rips and channels all over the place, Witsands is the last resort if your surf mission has failed to deliver. However, even when it's cooking you might land up at Witsands, albeit via a different medium. It's your likely destination if you have fall victim to the Factory's habit of sending you packing in a rip that tears across the bay during a huge swell. There are many good peaks here though and often few crowds, even when the factory (Crayfish factory) is packed.
Good and fairly long waves. Come when theres no wind. Lots of Kelp.
Cold and lekker.
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