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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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 Ifafa Pipes

South Africa, Hibiscous Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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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)

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Ifafa Reef, Fafa

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

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 tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Sharks

 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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