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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Ifafa Pipes

South Africa, Hibiscous Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 30° 25.504' S
Longitude: 30° 40.394' E

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Drive south Durban (about 50 kms), until you see an off ramp named 'Ifafa Beach', turn left and your there. hint:(Its not quite the main beach)

English (Translate this text in English): Drive south Durban (about 50 kms), until you see an off ramp named 'Ifafa Beach', turn left and your there. hint:(Its not quite the main beach)

English (Translate this text in English): Drive south Durban (about 50 kms), until you see an off ramp named 'Ifafa Beach', turn left and your there. hint:(Its not quite the main beach)

English (Translate this text in English): Drive south Durban (about 50 kms), until you see an off ramp named 'Ifafa Beach', turn left and your there. hint:(Its not quite the main beach)

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Ifafa Reef, Fafa

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 Additional Information

Beautiful isoalted long beach, wave breaks at a normal 4-5ft. The reef however holds up to 12ft easily depending on winds and swell during the winter.

English (Translate this text in English): Beautiful isoalted long beach, wave breaks at a normal 4-5ft. The reef however holds up to 12ft easily depending on winds and swell during the winter.

English (Translate this text in English): Beautiful isoalted long beach, wave breaks at a normal 4-5ft. The reef however holds up to 12ft easily depending on winds and swell during the winter.

English (Translate this text in English): Beautiful isoalted long beach, wave breaks at a normal 4-5ft. The reef however holds up to 12ft easily depending on winds and swell during the winter.

Atmosphere

Can get busy when the wave is cranking, Ifafa Beach water is so warm and beautiful...but the reef is powerful and shallow.

English (Translate this text in English): Can get busy when the wave is cranking, Ifafa Beach water is so warm and beautiful...but the reef is powerful and shallow.

English (Translate this text in English): Can get busy when the wave is cranking, Ifafa Beach water is so warm and beautiful...but the reef is powerful and shallow.

English (Translate this text in English): Can get busy when the wave is cranking, Ifafa Beach water is so warm and beautiful...but the reef is powerful and shallow.

General

Empty lineup and mellow vibe.Enjoy!

English (Translate this text in English): Empty lineup and mellow vibe.Enjoy!

English (Translate this text in English): Empty lineup and mellow vibe.Enjoy!

English (Translate this text in English): Empty lineup and mellow vibe.Enjoy!

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Ifafa Beach
South Africa

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By Anonymous , 25-11-2007

Crazy - ja i came here in may and it was epic! the early wave is the best before the wind picks up...this spot is a real gem if you can find it

By Anonymous , 20-11-2007

thieves - Just watch out for thieves and hijackers!!

That Ifafa is the most dangerous area in the South Coast...

By Anonymous , 18-11-2007

--- - If this break was more consistent it would be one of the best waves on the East Coast.

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