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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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 Marion Island Point

South Africa, Cape Town

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Nowhere close to Capetown but closest place. Go to Marion Island, half way between Capetown, South Africa and the Antarctic.
LATITUDE: 46'4534S
LONGITUDE: 37'5026E

When there ask Mike to show you.

English (Translate this text in English): Nowhere close to Capetown but closest place. Go to Marion Island, half way between Capetown, South Africa and the Antarctic. <br />LATITUDE: 46'4534S<br />LONGITUDE: 37'5026E<br /><br />When there ask Mike to show you.

English (Translate this text in English): Nowhere close to Capetown but closest place. Go to Marion Island, half way between Capetown, South Africa and the Antarctic. &lt;br &#47;&gt;LATITUDE: 46'4534S&lt;br &#47;&gt;LONGITUDE: 37'5026E&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;When there ask Mike to show you.

English (Translate this text in English): Nowhere close to Capetown but closest place. Go to Marion Island, half way between Capetown, South Africa and the Antarctic. &amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;LATITUDE: 46'4534S&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;LONGITUDE: 37'5026E&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When there ask Mike to show you.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

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Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Danger Bay, Penguin point

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

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

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Powerful but slow righthand reef break that looks more like a point setup. The wave breaks into a rocky bay with loads of penguins. Put it under the pros or kamakazi section because of the water temp, which is usually freezing. Wind always blows here, was lucky to have surfed it considering the elements. The swell is always consistent but the wrong wind destroys it quickly. Simular climate to surfing in Iceland. The wave looks simular to J-Bay back in S.A, a colder version. To my knoledge I am now the 2nd person to have surfed it!

English (Translate this text in English): Powerful but slow righthand reef break that looks more like a point setup. The wave breaks into a rocky bay with loads of penguins. Put it under the pros or kamakazi section because of the water temp, which is usually freezing. Wind always blows here, was lucky to have surfed it considering the elements. The swell is always consistent but the wrong wind destroys it quickly. Simular climate to surfing in Iceland. The wave looks simular to J-Bay back in S.A, a colder version. To my knoledge I am now the 2nd person to have surfed it!

English (Translate this text in English): Powerful but slow righthand reef break that looks more like a point setup. The wave breaks into a rocky bay with loads of penguins. Put it under the pros or kamakazi section because of the water temp, which is usually freezing. Wind always blows here, was lucky to have surfed it considering the elements. The swell is always consistent but the wrong wind destroys it quickly. Simular climate to surfing in Iceland. The wave looks simular to J-Bay back in S.A, a colder version. To my knoledge I am now the 2nd person to have surfed it!

English (Translate this text in English): Powerful but slow righthand reef break that looks more like a point setup. The wave breaks into a rocky bay with loads of penguins. Put it under the pros or kamakazi section because of the water temp, which is usually freezing. Wind always blows here, was lucky to have surfed it considering the elements. The swell is always consistent but the wrong wind destroys it quickly. Simular climate to surfing in Iceland. The wave looks simular to J-Bay back in S.A, a colder version. To my knoledge I am now the 2nd person to have surfed it!

Atmosphere

Marion Island is 19 km long by 12 km wide, and the two islands with Prince Edward island have a combined area of 316 square km and politically form part of South Africa's Cape of Good Hope Province. The islands are volcanic in origin, with Marion having many hillocks (secondary craters) and small lakes. There are no trees and the temperature is usually well below freezing. There is only maybe a small gap in the year of about 2 weeks to surf in, not sure. The island is home to a handful of scientists and weather, wildlife experts.

English (Translate this text in English): Marion Island is 19 km long by 12 km wide, and the two islands with Prince Edward island have a combined area of 316 square km and politically form part of South Africa's Cape of Good Hope Province. The islands are volcanic in origin, with Marion having many hillocks (secondary craters) and small lakes. There are no trees and the temperature is usually well below freezing. There is only maybe a small gap in the year of about 2 weeks to surf in, not sure. The island is home to a handful of scientists and weather, wildlife experts.

English (Translate this text in English): Marion Island is 19 km long by 12 km wide, and the two islands with Prince Edward island have a combined area of 316 square km and politically form part of South Africa's Cape of Good Hope Province. The islands are volcanic in origin, with Marion having many hillocks (secondary craters) and small lakes. There are no trees and the temperature is usually well below freezing. There is only maybe a small gap in the year of about 2 weeks to surf in, not sure. The island is home to a handful of scientists and weather, wildlife experts.

English (Translate this text in English): Marion Island is 19 km long by 12 km wide, and the two islands with Prince Edward island have a combined area of 316 square km and politically form part of South Africa's Cape of Good Hope Province. The islands are volcanic in origin, with Marion having many hillocks (secondary craters) and small lakes. There are no trees and the temperature is usually well below freezing. There is only maybe a small gap in the year of about 2 weeks to surf in, not sure. The island is home to a handful of scientists and weather, wildlife experts.

General

Came here with family last year. Not exactly a surf destination but if you dont mind the wind and cold, then youll find a handfull of descent, uncrowded (if you dont count the seals) surf spots on Marion and Prince Edward island. Wind will make this place unsurfable for most the year but if you happen to come in the right season, take a look. Global warming has increased the average temp by 2 percent...lucky for us...!

English (Translate this text in English): Came here with family last year. Not exactly a surf destination but if you dont mind the wind and cold, then youll find a handfull of descent, uncrowded (if you dont count the seals) surf spots on Marion and Prince Edward island. Wind will make this place unsurfable for most the year but if you happen to come in the right season, take a look. Global warming has increased the average temp by 2 percent...lucky for us...!

English (Translate this text in English): Came here with family last year. Not exactly a surf destination but if you dont mind the wind and cold, then youll find a handfull of descent, uncrowded (if you dont count the seals) surf spots on Marion and Prince Edward island. Wind will make this place unsurfable for most the year but if you happen to come in the right season, take a look. Global warming has increased the average temp by 2 percent...lucky for us...!

English (Translate this text in English): Came here with family last year. Not exactly a surf destination but if you dont mind the wind and cold, then youll find a handfull of descent, uncrowded (if you dont count the seals) surf spots on Marion and Prince Edward island. Wind will make this place unsurfable for most the year but if you happen to come in the right season, take a look. Global warming has increased the average temp by 2 percent...lucky for us...!

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By mark , 20-07-2007

Is it good? - You will be lucky to get a day when the wind doesnt blow but I have heard of there being waves here and at Prince Edward island. Any idea how to get here and is it worth it?

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