My Surf

  • My Profile
  • My Travel Map
  • My Surfed Spots
  • My Sessions
  • My Trips
  • My Pictures
  • My Messages
  • My Blog
  • Add new blog

Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

Surf spot atlas made by surfers for surfers
Enjoy and contribute!

 Gashers

South Africa, East London

Other places:

GPS coordinates not set ! Edit this page and use the map selector to add the surf spot GPS location !

User rating (5)


  • Favourite
  • Your favourites and future surf spot lists

    Add surf spots to your profile

 Access

to the right of East London Aquarium, left of Kennaway Ledge

English (Translate this text in English): to the right of East London Aquarium, left of Kennaway Ledge

English (Translate this text in English): to the right of East London Aquarium, left of Kennaway Ledge

English (Translate this text in English): to the right of East London Aquarium, left of Kennaway Ledge

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Called 'Gashers' for a reason - pull out BEFORE hitting into and rolling over sticking out ledge.

English (Translate this text in English): Called 'Gashers' for a reason - pull out BEFORE hitting into and rolling over sticking out ledge.

English (Translate this text in English): Called 'Gashers' for a reason - pull out BEFORE hitting into and rolling over sticking out ledge.

English (Translate this text in English): Called 'Gashers' for a reason - pull out BEFORE hitting into and rolling over sticking out ledge.

Atmosphere

the best or second best wave in East London and surrounding areas (for bodyboarders)when it works and you can pull out before the Gashers rock.

English (Translate this text in English): the best or second best wave in East London and surrounding areas (for bodyboarders)when it works and you can pull out before the Gashers rock.

English (Translate this text in English): the best or second best wave in East London and surrounding areas (for bodyboarders)when it works and you can pull out before the Gashers rock.

English (Translate this text in English): the best or second best wave in East London and surrounding areas (for bodyboarders)when it works and you can pull out before the Gashers rock.

General

Similar to Kennaway Ledge but easier drop, generally smoother, hollower (similar to Needledicks on "Psychotic" except often bigger), yet a 'tastey' ending.

English (Translate this text in English): Similar to Kennaway Ledge but easier drop, generally smoother, hollower (similar to Needledicks on "Psychotic" except often bigger), yet a 'tastey' ending.

English (Translate this text in English): Similar to Kennaway Ledge but easier drop, generally smoother, hollower (similar to Needledicks on "Psychotic" except often bigger), yet a 'tastey' ending.

English (Translate this text in English): Similar to Kennaway Ledge but easier drop, generally smoother, hollower (similar to Needledicks on "Psychotic" except often bigger), yet a 'tastey' ending.

Local professional? Add your surf business

Business directory

  • Show all (0)...
  • surf tours (0)
  • surf shops and shapers (0)
  • surf schools (0)
  • sleep & eat (0)
  • rent a car, others (0)

 Photos

Show all (3)...

Gashers
South Africa

Gashers
South Africa

Gashers
South Africa

 Videos

Show all (0)...

No video available

 Last surf sessions

Add a surf session

Show all (0)...

No surf session

 Last surf trips

Add trip

Show all (0)...

No surf trip

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (2)...

By Warwick Nel, s20590035@nmmu.ac.za , 21-07-2005

Wrong Photo - Ya like shane says all the info is basically right but the photo is not. Ya although its a good spot I would say that it is not the second best wave in East London and surrounding areas. My advice..... get a car with lotsa petrol and head up the east coast for an hour or so.... you'll be surprised what you will find

By shane rielly <shane@evcreations.net> , 13-03-2005

Gashers? - i don't where this info is from but its pretty accurate.however, coral doesn't exist in east london and i'm, a little unsure whether this spot can truly handle a 10ft swell - maybe 8ft comfortably. the warning about the rock on the inside is real! i got six stitches in my head to prove it. i've been surfing gashers for 10 years and it really is sick and a love it, i just wish it worked a bit more often!

Errors, Feedback

You can edit this page to correct errors or add new information. If you have any problems regarding this page, Send us feedback.

Advertise

On the Go!

Wannasurf.com on your mobile

RSS All the RSS feeds of Wannasurf.com

Newsletter All news by email

Friends of Wannasurf

Wannasurf Online Shop