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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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 River Mouth

South Africa, Durban

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 Access

Along Durban's Beachfont rd, drive in a north direction until you reach the river mouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Along Durban's Beachfont rd, drive in a north direction until you reach the river mouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Along Durban's Beachfont rd, drive in a north direction until you reach the river mouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Along Durban's Beachfont rd, drive in a north direction until you reach the river mouth.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Blue Lagoon

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, SouthEast

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

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

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Pollution
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Park in the parking lot right at the river mouth. Jump off the rocks and paddle straight out the back. The wave gets really good in Winter at about 4-6feet. It can run for hundreds of metres. The banks constantly change and can go from speedy super hollow to bolwing and fat over night. There is a lot of polution that comes out of the river mouth. After rains you get logs, dead chickens, cows, goats, furniture, plastics and other stuff floating around in the line up. There is also a forest of debri on the bottom(reeds, trees etc) which is extremely dangerous. As it is a rivermouth in Africa it has Zambezi sharks(Bull Shark)which are supposedly the most agressive species. A lot of chemicals get put into the river up stream which can cause diahoria as well as ear and throat infections.

English (Translate this text in English): Park in the parking lot right at the river mouth. Jump off the rocks and paddle straight out the back. The wave gets really good in Winter at about 4-6feet. It can run for hundreds of metres. The banks constantly change and can go from speedy super hollow to bolwing and fat over night. There is a lot of polution that comes out of the river mouth. After rains you get logs, dead chickens, cows, goats, furniture, plastics and other stuff floating around in the line up. There is also a forest of debri on the bottom(reeds, trees etc) which is extremely dangerous. As it is a rivermouth in Africa it has Zambezi sharks(Bull Shark)which are supposedly the most agressive species. A lot of chemicals get put into the river up stream which can cause diahoria as well as ear and throat infections.

English (Translate this text in English): Park in the parking lot right at the river mouth. Jump off the rocks and paddle straight out the back. The wave gets really good in Winter at about 4-6feet. It can run for hundreds of metres. The banks constantly change and can go from speedy super hollow to bolwing and fat over night. There is a lot of polution that comes out of the river mouth. After rains you get logs, dead chickens, cows, goats, furniture, plastics and other stuff floating around in the line up. There is also a forest of debri on the bottom(reeds, trees etc) which is extremely dangerous. As it is a rivermouth in Africa it has Zambezi sharks(Bull Shark)which are supposedly the most agressive species. A lot of chemicals get put into the river up stream which can cause diahoria as well as ear and throat infections.

English (Translate this text in English): Park in the parking lot right at the river mouth. Jump off the rocks and paddle straight out the back. The wave gets really good in Winter at about 4-6feet. It can run for hundreds of metres. The banks constantly change and can go from speedy super hollow to bolwing and fat over night. There is a lot of polution that comes out of the river mouth. After rains you get logs, dead chickens, cows, goats, furniture, plastics and other stuff floating around in the line up. There is also a forest of debri on the bottom(reeds, trees etc) which is extremely dangerous. As it is a rivermouth in Africa it has Zambezi sharks(Bull Shark)which are supposedly the most agressive species. A lot of chemicals get put into the river up stream which can cause diahoria as well as ear and throat infections.

Atmosphere

I have not surfed it very often, it is only worth it on the very good days. You are nearly guaranteed to have it to yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): I have not surfed it very often, it is only worth it on the very good days. You are nearly guaranteed to have it to yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): I have not surfed it very often, it is only worth it on the very good days. You are nearly guaranteed to have it to yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): I have not surfed it very often, it is only worth it on the very good days. You are nearly guaranteed to have it to yourself.

General

It gets very good in winter, world class with out a doubt. Is it worth the risk of shark, debri and pollution? It gets absolutely perfect about ten times a year.

English (Translate this text in English): It gets very good in winter, world class with out a doubt. Is it worth the risk of shark, debri and pollution? It gets absolutely perfect about ten times a year.

English (Translate this text in English): It gets very good in winter, world class with out a doubt. Is it worth the risk of shark, debri and pollution? It gets absolutely perfect about ten times a year.

English (Translate this text in English): It gets very good in winter, world class with out a doubt. Is it worth the risk of shark, debri and pollution? It gets absolutely perfect about ten times a year.

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By Stumpy , 31-01-2006

Charles Bronson wouldn't.... - You have got a death wish if you surf here. I paddle my surf ski here and regularly see sharks feeding.

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