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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Umhlanga Rocks

South Africa, Durban

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Latitude: 29° 43.725' S
Longitude: 31° 5.309' E

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Just north of Durban. Along the M4, take the Umhlanga off ramp and drive down the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just north of Durban. Along the M4, take the Umhlanga off ramp and drive down the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just north of Durban. Along the M4, take the Umhlanga off ramp and drive down the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just north of Durban. Along the M4, take the Umhlanga off ramp and drive down the beach.

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Ruined Since the storms 2 years ago, don't hold your breadth for good surf although can get fun and the town a great place to base yourself for surf trips up and down the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): Ruined Since the storms 2 years ago, don't hold your breadth for good surf although can get fun and the town a great place to base yourself for surf trips up and down the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): Ruined Since the storms 2 years ago, don't hold your breadth for good surf although can get fun and the town a great place to base yourself for surf trips up and down the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): Ruined Since the storms 2 years ago, don't hold your breadth for good surf although can get fun and the town a great place to base yourself for surf trips up and down the coast.

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When its good, it's ok.

English (Translate this text in English): When its good, it's ok.

English (Translate this text in English): When its good, it's ok.

English (Translate this text in English): When its good, it's ok.

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Umhlanga Rocks was one of the first shark-infested spots to benefit from protective nets in the 1960s, and to this day serious attacks have been dramatically reduced. However, recent reports, including a National Geographic story, reveal that the Natal Sharks Board (the organization that oversees the nets) is rethinking its policy. The underwater barriers do keep out great whites, bulls, and tiger sharks—but they are indiscriminate, killing a number of harmless creatures, too, including dolphins, rays and turtles.

English (Translate this text in English): Umhlanga Rocks was one of the first shark-infested spots to benefit from protective nets in the 1960s, and to this day serious attacks have been dramatically reduced. However, recent reports, including a National Geographic story, reveal that the Natal Sharks Board (the organization that oversees the nets) is rethinking its policy. The underwater barriers do keep out great whites, bulls, and tiger sharks—but they are indiscriminate, killing a number of harmless creatures, too, including dolphins, rays and turtles.

English (Translate this text in English): Umhlanga Rocks was one of the first shark-infested spots to benefit from protective nets in the 1960s, and to this day serious attacks have been dramatically reduced. However, recent reports, including a National Geographic story, reveal that the Natal Sharks Board (the organization that oversees the nets) is rethinking its policy. The underwater barriers do keep out great whites, bulls, and tiger sharks—but they are indiscriminate, killing a number of harmless creatures, too, including dolphins, rays and turtles.

English (Translate this text in English): Umhlanga Rocks was one of the first shark-infested spots to benefit from protective nets in the 1960s, and to this day serious attacks have been dramatically reduced. However, recent reports, including a National Geographic story, reveal that the Natal Sharks Board (the organization that oversees the nets) is rethinking its policy. The underwater barriers do keep out great whites, bulls, and tiger sharks—but they are indiscriminate, killing a number of harmless creatures, too, including dolphins, rays and turtles.

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