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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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 South Beach

South Africa, Durban

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On Durbans Beach Front Rd drive south until you reach the sign that says South Beach

English (Translate this text in English): On Durbans Beach Front Rd drive south until you reach the sign that says South Beach

English (Translate this text in English): On Durbans Beach Front Rd drive south until you reach the sign that says South Beach

English (Translate this text in English): On Durbans Beach Front Rd drive south until you reach the sign that says South Beach

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name 101 and Xcel

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceBeginners wave

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

Type

Direction

BottomSandy

PowerPowerless

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

This is the worst wave in Durban. There are two main peaks, Xcel and 101. It is sheltered from the swell and requires at least 8ft of swell, at which point it is a two kilometre long close out and about 3 feet.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the worst wave in Durban. There are two main peaks, Xcel and 101. It is sheltered from the swell and requires at least 8ft of swell, at which point it is a two kilometre long close out and about 3 feet.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the worst wave in Durban. There are two main peaks, Xcel and 101. It is sheltered from the swell and requires at least 8ft of swell, at which point it is a two kilometre long close out and about 3 feet.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the worst wave in Durban. There are two main peaks, Xcel and 101. It is sheltered from the swell and requires at least 8ft of swell, at which point it is a two kilometre long close out and about 3 feet.

Atmosphere

Great spot to learn to stand and bottom turn. After that head north to wedge and learn to do top turns and cut backs, then go to New Pier, North or Bay and start getting barrels.

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot to learn to stand and bottom turn. After that head north to wedge and learn to do top turns and cut backs, then go to New Pier, North or Bay and start getting barrels.

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot to learn to stand and bottom turn. After that head north to wedge and learn to do top turns and cut backs, then go to New Pier, North or Bay and start getting barrels.

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot to learn to stand and bottom turn. After that head north to wedge and learn to do top turns and cut backs, then go to New Pier, North or Bay and start getting barrels.

General

It is not worth it unless there is a really big swell and you do not have the guts to surf the bigger breaks.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not worth it unless there is a really big swell and you do not have the guts to surf the bigger breaks.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not worth it unless there is a really big swell and you do not have the guts to surf the bigger breaks.

English (Translate this text in English): It is not worth it unless there is a really big swell and you do not have the guts to surf the bigger breaks.

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By Anonymous , 07-03-2009

balief - Sorry Forgot to mention all the legends of surfimg of South Beach. Baron Stander, Max Wettland,Tony van der Heuvel,Errol Hickman,Mike Ginsburg etc,etc,etc.

By Will Sills , 07-03-2009

balie - most comements are faulty.Addington has produced a five times S.A.Champiom George thompson.2nd place Gunston500 position. Multiple Provincial Champions.Junior+senior. Richie Sills,Willy Sills, Mike Esposito And many others. S.A. longboard champions. So please research your history.

By Anonymous , 21-05-2007

To below - No Champs came out of here...only dealers

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