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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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 Koeelbay (caves)

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 13.892' S
Longitude: 18° 50.606' E

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It's a ten kilometer drive from Gordon's Bay along the coast road. You'll round one of the many corners and see the long white beach streched out in front of you. Caves is directly below. Park at the first car park across the road and walk down the single track to the Caves.
It's a summer break and picks up the most swell of any spot in Cape Town. Be friendly to the locals or they will drop in. Cars get broken into by dorks who don't have anything better to do.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a ten kilometer drive from Gordon's Bay along the coast road. You'll round one of the many corners and see the long white beach streched out in front of you. Caves is directly below. Park at the first car park across the road and walk down the single track to the Caves.<br />It's a summer break and picks up the most swell of any spot in Cape Town. Be friendly to the locals or they will drop in. Cars get broken into by dorks who don't have anything better to do.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a ten kilometer drive from Gordon's Bay along the coast road. You'll round one of the many corners and see the long white beach streched out in front of you. Caves is directly below. Park at the first car park across the road and walk down the single track to the Caves.&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's a summer break and picks up the most swell of any spot in Cape Town. Be friendly to the locals or they will drop in. Cars get broken into by dorks who don't have anything better to do.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a ten kilometer drive from Gordon's Bay along the coast road. You'll round one of the many corners and see the long white beach streched out in front of you. Caves is directly below. Park at the first car park across the road and walk down the single track to the Caves.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's a summer break and picks up the most swell of any spot in Cape Town. Be friendly to the locals or they will drop in. Cars get broken into by dorks who don't have anything better to do.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Localism

 Additional Information

Dont leave car there at night... take off deep and get tubed!

Beautiful scenery

English (Translate this text in English): Dont leave car there at night... take off deep and get tubed!<br /><br />Beautiful scenery

English (Translate this text in English): Dont leave car there at night... take off deep and get tubed!&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Beautiful scenery

English (Translate this text in English): Dont leave car there at night... take off deep and get tubed!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Beautiful scenery

Atmosphere

Absolutely the most beautiful place in the world in summer - clear water, good waves, little water drizzle over the rocks, a cave and coarse white sand.
Not too crowded.
Surfchamps are held there often
SEE YOU THERE

English (Translate this text in English): Absolutely the most beautiful place in the world in summer - clear water, good waves, little water drizzle over the rocks, a cave and coarse white sand.<br />Not too crowded.<br />Surfchamps are held there often<br />SEE YOU THERE

English (Translate this text in English): Absolutely the most beautiful place in the world in summer - clear water, good waves, little water drizzle over the rocks, a cave and coarse white sand.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Not too crowded.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Surfchamps are held there often&lt;br &#47;&gt;SEE YOU THERE

English (Translate this text in English): Absolutely the most beautiful place in the world in summer - clear water, good waves, little water drizzle over the rocks, a cave and coarse white sand.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Not too crowded.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Surfchamps are held there often&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;SEE YOU THERE

General

Best spot if you are a local - better than most spots I have surfed around the world.
Epic. Works even if swell is very small
When swell is too big go to Bettiesbay 20 min drive

English (Translate this text in English): Best spot if you are a local - better than most spots I have surfed around the world.<br />Epic. Works even if swell is very small<br />When swell is too big go to Bettiesbay 20 min drive

English (Translate this text in English): Best spot if you are a local - better than most spots I have surfed around the world.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Epic. Works even if swell is very small&lt;br &#47;&gt;When swell is too big go to Bettiesbay 20 min drive

English (Translate this text in English): Best spot if you are a local - better than most spots I have surfed around the world.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Epic. Works even if swell is very small&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When swell is too big go to Bettiesbay 20 min drive

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By Anonymous , 08-03-2009

No NEWBIES!! - i just want to add that if your new in this dont even think of coming to this spot. the locals dont take kind notice to people who dont know what they are doin. if you cant surf bigger than 2ft. stay away. go to silkies if your amped for small waves. please if you dont know what your doing just stay away. its just better for everyone if the people surfing the spot knows how to hold a board and ride a wave.

By A Buff Local , 10-06-2007

Bertus for President - I heard Bert Boogie rocks and rules this place!

By . , 01-09-2006

best wave in the cape for boogers - completly insane wave with world class wedge - surfed it firing like 6 foot solid plenty before. Gotten alot more crowded with boogers lately due to the hype it has received from logic - quite a pity, stick to ur own spots. Sick of surfers complaining bout the wave - ITS NOT A SURFERS WAVE IN GENERAL. beautiful senery/girls/trance partys at beaches. all round best wave ever

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