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Latitude: 33° 56.82' S
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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.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Camps Bay
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
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 movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Watch for it to break on the other side of the rocks, that spot is usually empty and just as good. (left side)
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.
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.
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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