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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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 Glen Beach

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 56.82' S
Longitude: 18° 22.583' E

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Drive or take the minibus to Camps Bay. If you're coming from Sea Point, it's the very first spot to pull over once you get to Camps Bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive or take the minibus to Camps Bay. If you're coming from Sea Point, it's the very first spot to pull over once you get to Camps Bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive or take the minibus to Camps Bay. If you're coming from Sea Point, it's the very first spot to pull over once you get to Camps Bay.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive or take the minibus to Camps Bay. If you're coming from Sea Point, it's the very first spot to pull over once you get to Camps Bay.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Camps Bay

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South

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

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Watch for it to break on the other side of the rocks, that spot is usually empty and just as good. (left side)

English (Translate this text in English): Watch for it to break on the other side of the rocks, that spot is usually empty and just as good. (left side)

English (Translate this text in English): Watch for it to break on the other side of the rocks, that spot is usually empty and just as good. (left side)

English (Translate this text in English): Watch for it to break on the other side of the rocks, that spot is usually empty and just as good. (left side)

Atmosphere

Fun waves, cool people. Get it early morning before the wind's on it.

Big graffiti on the wall says locals only, but everyone I met there was very cool. Except for this one prick, but he seemed like the exception. All ages, and everyone seems to be having a great time. Lots of kids, but everyone's really respectful, didn't see anyone dropping in, on a good wave everyone hoots for you.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun waves, cool people. Get it early morning before the wind's on it.<br /><br />Big graffiti on the wall says locals only, but everyone I met there was very cool. Except for this one prick, but he seemed like the exception. All ages, and everyone seems to be having a great time. Lots of kids, but everyone's really respectful, didn't see anyone dropping in, on a good wave everyone hoots for you.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun waves, cool people. Get it early morning before the wind's on it.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Big graffiti on the wall says locals only, but everyone I met there was very cool. Except for this one prick, but he seemed like the exception. All ages, and everyone seems to be having a great time. Lots of kids, but everyone's really respectful, didn't see anyone dropping in, on a good wave everyone hoots for you.

English (Translate this text in English): Fun waves, cool people. Get it early morning before the wind's on it.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Big graffiti on the wall says locals only, but everyone I met there was very cool. Except for this one prick, but he seemed like the exception. All ages, and everyone seems to be having a great time. Lots of kids, but everyone's really respectful, didn't see anyone dropping in, on a good wave everyone hoots for you.

General

One of the funnest little waves I had in Cape Town, convenient too. When the tide rises, you can often score some great rights just on the other side of the rocks, where it's usually empty.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the funnest little waves I had in Cape Town, convenient too. When the tide rises, you can often score some great rights just on the other side of the rocks, where it's usually empty.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the funnest little waves I had in Cape Town, convenient too. When the tide rises, you can often score some great rights just on the other side of the rocks, where it's usually empty.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the funnest little waves I had in Cape Town, convenient too. When the tide rises, you can often score some great rights just on the other side of the rocks, where it's usually empty.

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By lunatik , 05-02-2012

can somebody explain to me where glen beach actually is? - can somebody explain to me where glen beach actually is?

By Anonymous , 09-03-2010

WTF - I been surfing bodyboarding geln since i was 7 Im 13 and Ive never heard or scene a shark at glen!!!!!!!

By Anonymous , 18-01-2010

pecking order - So you paddled out there with an attitude, hassled guys who have been surfing there for years, got bad vibes and then moaned about it on wannasurf? What a fag. No wonder we didn't give you any.

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