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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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 North Beach

South Africa, Durban

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Latitude: 29° 50.653' S
Longitude: 31° 1.843' E

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Durbans Main Beach

English (Translate this text in English): Durbans Main Beach

English (Translate this text in English): Durbans Main Beach

English (Translate this text in English): Durbans Main Beach

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Shark protected

 Additional Information

Parking is safe, protected by car guards who depend on tips, they are not on a salary,

English (Translate this text in English): Parking is safe, protected by car guards who depend on tips, they are not on a salary,

English (Translate this text in English): Parking is safe, protected by car guards who depend on tips, they are not on a salary,

English (Translate this text in English): Parking is safe, protected by car guards who depend on tips, they are not on a salary,

Atmosphere

This spot is very popular with longboarders, you will find the same crowd of guys there every morning, can be surfed on average 5 days a week,
a good frendly buzz

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is very popular with longboarders, you will find the same crowd of guys there every morning, can be surfed on average 5 days a week,<br />a good frendly buzz

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is very popular with longboarders, you will find the same crowd of guys there every morning, can be surfed on average 5 days a week,&lt;br &#47;&gt;a good frendly buzz

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is very popular with longboarders, you will find the same crowd of guys there every morning, can be surfed on average 5 days a week,&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;a good frendly buzz

General

North Beach is zoned a swimming beach, so to surf there one must be there before the bathing is opened in the morning, or after bathing is closed in the evening, an incredibly good right hander when its working, barreling across the sand banks, North Beach has for many years been the home of the Gunston 500 and the more recent Mr Price

English (Translate this text in English): North Beach is zoned a swimming beach, so to surf there one must be there before the bathing is opened in the morning, or after bathing is closed in the evening, an incredibly good right hander when its working, barreling across the sand banks, North Beach has for many years been the home of the Gunston 500 and the more recent Mr Price

English (Translate this text in English): North Beach is zoned a swimming beach, so to surf there one must be there before the bathing is opened in the morning, or after bathing is closed in the evening, an incredibly good right hander when its working, barreling across the sand banks, North Beach has for many years been the home of the Gunston 500 and the more recent Mr Price

English (Translate this text in English): North Beach is zoned a swimming beach, so to surf there one must be there before the bathing is opened in the morning, or after bathing is closed in the evening, an incredibly good right hander when its working, barreling across the sand banks, North Beach has for many years been the home of the Gunston 500 and the more recent Mr Price

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North beach
South Africa

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South Africa

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South Africa

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South Africa

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Pisco23 avatar
North Beach
De Pisco23
Jul 15, 2009
Night surf - After several delays we finally paddled out by the pier quite late - ended up catching a few fun waves.  Night was really fallen when we came back in - probably not a smart move surfing so late, definately would not have done this if the beaches
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Viagem: Road Trip - South Africa
De Pisco23
Do Jul 14, 2009 ao Jul 23, 2009
Road Trip - South Africa JoBurg - Durban - JBay - JoBurg. but avoiding the cold waters of CapeTown water....bought some secondhand Clayton boards in Durban, surfed some small beach-breaks to get back into surfing (its been a year since my last
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By patrick flynn , 16-07-2010

gunston500 shrt - we are making a movie about black surfers in apartheid era and need a pic of the gunston 500 rash vest. if anyone has a ref pic please email it to me asap on matovu@mweb.co.za

By Anonymous , 19-09-2007

Norths Cooks - howzit bru.. if your checking this then u probably know what a lekker wave North Beach is. I stayed in Durbs for a couple of years 1999- 2002 and scored sooooo many good days here. I also surfed with the now famous Jordy Smith and locals Wok, Nichols, PAin etc. They all rip the bag sooo hard, SA spots and surfing is fully underated. GO get em lads

By Stu Thompson.Dog Day Afternoon , 08-01-2006

Durbs Rocks Fully - I grew up in Durban having moved there from the UK at the age of 9yrs way back in 1975.Shaun Tomson and his late father shaped my first board, a 5'6 single fin stinger just as twins were coming on to the scene.I regularly watched the Gunston 500 at the Bay of Plenty with greats like Dane Kealoha, Gerry Lopez, Simon Anderson, Mark Richards Shane Horan. I now live in Spain and still surfing.I miss Durbs having lived there for twenty years.I served with the Durban Dog Unit at CR Swart Square and have promised myself I will return home someday.Surfing is an expression of ones soul and something to share with everyone.Indifference in the Republic has claimed too many lives already.Localism is indifference.Respect the rules in the water and enjoy it one and all.Respect.

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