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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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 Long Beach

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 8.169' S
Longitude: 18° 19.611' E

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Drive south along the peninsula to Kommetjie. It's a small town, and as you get close, you will see a sign on the right that says "long beach". You can't miss it.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive south along the peninsula to Kommetjie. It's a small town, and as you get close, you will see a sign on the right that says "long beach". You can't miss it.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive south along the peninsula to Kommetjie. It's a small town, and as you get close, you will see a sign on the right that says "long beach". You can't miss it.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive south along the peninsula to Kommetjie. It's a small town, and as you get close, you will see a sign on the right that says "long beach". You can't miss it.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.wavescape.co.z... 

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 Additional Information

This is one of the few breaks in Cape Town that holds up in a South West wind. There is a permanent sandbar in the middle of the break with peaks breaking left and right. The left is very consistent and breaks into a channel. The right sometimes closes out or fades, but can still give great long rides on the right day, which end over a rocky area. The shore break can get a little serious on big days - you may want to kick out before you get there. Unless the swell is big, don't bother at high tide - it get's too deep and the waves don't break on the sandbar.

When it does work, you will find the waves easy to ride, yet meaty and fast moving.

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of the few breaks in Cape Town that holds up in a South West wind. There is a permanent sandbar in the middle of the break with peaks breaking left and right. The left is very consistent and breaks into a channel. The right sometimes closes out or fades, but can still give great long rides on the right day, which end over a rocky area. The shore break can get a little serious on big days - you may want to kick out before you get there. Unless the swell is big, don't bother at high tide - it get's too deep and the waves don't break on the sandbar.<br /><br />When it does work, you will find the waves easy to ride, yet meaty and fast moving.

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of the few breaks in Cape Town that holds up in a South West wind. There is a permanent sandbar in the middle of the break with peaks breaking left and right. The left is very consistent and breaks into a channel. The right sometimes closes out or fades, but can still give great long rides on the right day, which end over a rocky area. The shore break can get a little serious on big days - you may want to kick out before you get there. Unless the swell is big, don't bother at high tide - it get's too deep and the waves don't break on the sandbar.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;When it does work, you will find the waves easy to ride, yet meaty and fast moving.

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of the few breaks in Cape Town that holds up in a South West wind. There is a permanent sandbar in the middle of the break with peaks breaking left and right. The left is very consistent and breaks into a channel. The right sometimes closes out or fades, but can still give great long rides on the right day, which end over a rocky area. The shore break can get a little serious on big days - you may want to kick out before you get there. Unless the swell is big, don't bother at high tide - it get's too deep and the waves don't break on the sandbar.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When it does work, you will find the waves easy to ride, yet meaty and fast moving.

Atmosphere

Friendly atmosphere, despite hectic crowds.

English (Translate this text in English): Friendly atmosphere, despite hectic crowds.

English (Translate this text in English): Friendly atmosphere, despite hectic crowds.

English (Translate this text in English): Friendly atmosphere, despite hectic crowds.

General

I love surfing here because it's a very easy spot to predict. A good swell, a South-wester, anything except high tide and it goes off.

English (Translate this text in English): I love surfing here because it's a very easy spot to predict. A good swell, a South-wester, anything except high tide and it goes off.

English (Translate this text in English): I love surfing here because it's a very easy spot to predict. A good swell, a South-wester, anything except high tide and it goes off.

English (Translate this text in English): I love surfing here because it's a very easy spot to predict. A good swell, a South-wester, anything except high tide and it goes off.

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By fragosobr@hotmail.com , 27-07-2006

- Go in the morning very early (maybe you can become the meal of a shark breakfast!!) and enjoy a very fun and rideable waves, before the crowd. It can get big..really big.. holds up to 8 - 10 feet and is off-shore with any south wind (SW,S,SE). Very good in the big days..(it likes west swell)

By Vn De Me , 26-06-2005

ARROGANT KIDS - The young "local" surfers there who are around the age of like 13 drop-in on other okes like me and I am 15 so if they do this to you just mess them up cause they don't know but one kid is gonna get seriously messed up by me and my friends the next time we see him and in any case he is coming to my school next year so he is going to get so f%%ked up for for 6the rest of his high school carreer.

By anonymous , 09-06-2005

the laaties - Watch out for all the laaties pumped on Pronutro, its amazing how many derogitory terms 10 year olds know these days.

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