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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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 Tidal Pool

South Africa, Durban

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 Access

Tidal pool is about 150 meters south of Cave Rock at the Bluff. Easily accessible, lots of parking overlooking the take off, breaks right in front of the tidal pool, easy paddle out through a channel, great wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Tidal pool is about 150 meters south of Cave Rock at the Bluff. Easily accessible, lots of parking overlooking the take off, breaks right in front of the tidal pool, easy paddle out through a channel, great wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Tidal pool is about 150 meters south of Cave Rock at the Bluff. Easily accessible, lots of parking overlooking the take off, breaks right in front of the tidal pool, easy paddle out through a channel, great wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Tidal pool is about 150 meters south of Cave Rock at the Bluff. Easily accessible, lots of parking overlooking the take off, breaks right in front of the tidal pool, easy paddle out through a channel, great wave.

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

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Atmosphere

Tidal pool is a sublime, classic surf spot, crystal clean sea, no wetsuits needed, dolphins abound, no localism, easy access, looks straight onto the bluff forest, wild birds audible, safe, clean, and grinding.

English (Translate this text in English): Tidal pool is a sublime, classic surf spot, crystal clean sea, no wetsuits needed, dolphins abound, no localism, easy access, looks straight onto the bluff forest, wild birds audible, safe, clean, and grinding.

English (Translate this text in English): Tidal pool is a sublime, classic surf spot, crystal clean sea, no wetsuits needed, dolphins abound, no localism, easy access, looks straight onto the bluff forest, wild birds audible, safe, clean, and grinding.

English (Translate this text in English): Tidal pool is a sublime, classic surf spot, crystal clean sea, no wetsuits needed, dolphins abound, no localism, easy access, looks straight onto the bluff forest, wild birds audible, safe, clean, and grinding.

General

see above, an east coast classic !!! this spot fucking rocks !!!

English (Translate this text in English): see above, an east coast classic !!! this spot fucking rocks !!!

English (Translate this text in English): see above, an east coast classic !!! this spot fucking rocks !!!

English (Translate this text in English): see above, an east coast classic !!! this spot fucking rocks !!!

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Tidal pool
South Africa

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By Local , 04-01-2006

Cretin - That is Cave Rock. How is Joburg these days? Did you have fun watching from the beach?

By mdqbb , 02-01-2006

cave rock - hey dude i guess that the first photos are from cave rock and i dont even know south africa lolnice fucking wave too :)

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