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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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 Cave Banks

South Africa, Durban

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This is the sand bank which to the north of Cave Rock reef. Paddle straight out. Timne it well though as the wave breaks very hard.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the sand bank which to the north of Cave Rock reef. Paddle straight out. Timne it well though as the wave breaks very hard.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the sand bank which to the north of Cave Rock reef. Paddle straight out. Timne it well though as the wave breaks very hard.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the sand bank which to the north of Cave Rock reef. Paddle straight out. Timne it well though as the wave breaks very hard.

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

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West

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

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Park Your car in the parking lot. Go on low tide. It has a very heavy barrel all year round with mostly sand bottom which means you can push it hard. In summer it is mostly lefts which double suck and bowl very nicely. In winter the banks change to mostly rights which can be as hollow as the reef but close out a bit. Get in early in the mornings.

English (Translate this text in English): Park Your car in the parking lot. Go on low tide. It has a very heavy barrel all year round with mostly sand bottom which means you can push it hard. In summer it is mostly lefts which double suck and bowl very nicely. In winter the banks change to mostly rights which can be as hollow as the reef but close out a bit. Get in early in the mornings.

English (Translate this text in English): Park Your car in the parking lot. Go on low tide. It has a very heavy barrel all year round with mostly sand bottom which means you can push it hard. In summer it is mostly lefts which double suck and bowl very nicely. In winter the banks change to mostly rights which can be as hollow as the reef but close out a bit. Get in early in the mornings.

English (Translate this text in English): Park Your car in the parking lot. Go on low tide. It has a very heavy barrel all year round with mostly sand bottom which means you can push it hard. In summer it is mostly lefts which double suck and bowl very nicely. In winter the banks change to mostly rights which can be as hollow as the reef but close out a bit. Get in early in the mornings.

Atmosphere

On an epic winter morning at 4-6ft it looks like Kirra. Just amazing.

English (Translate this text in English): On an epic winter morning at 4-6ft it looks like Kirra. Just amazing.

English (Translate this text in English): On an epic winter morning at 4-6ft it looks like Kirra. Just amazing.

English (Translate this text in English): On an epic winter morning at 4-6ft it looks like Kirra. Just amazing.

General

Offers a good option if you can not handle the crowds that Cave gets somtimes. Also if Cave is to heavy or you just want a bit of space in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): Offers a good option if you can not handle the crowds that Cave gets somtimes. Also if Cave is to heavy or you just want a bit of space in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): Offers a good option if you can not handle the crowds that Cave gets somtimes. Also if Cave is to heavy or you just want a bit of space in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): Offers a good option if you can not handle the crowds that Cave gets somtimes. Also if Cave is to heavy or you just want a bit of space in the water.

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By Anonymous , 27-05-2007

Inbetween / Cave Banks - Inbetweens is about two sanbanks down...Cave banks is just to the left of the reef...mostly rights but in summer east there are left bowls...

By Anonymous , 26-11-2006

wrong info!!! - this is what happens when u get info from people who dont even live at a spot. there is no such spot as cave banks. there is a spot called inbetweens, which is inbetween corner(ansteys) and cave rock.

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