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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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 Ski-Boat Bay

South Africa, Hibiscous Coast

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Stay on the coastal road go into South Ramsgate, look out for signs on the left hand side of the road saying "Ski Boat Bay"

English (Translate this text in English): Stay on the coastal road go into South Ramsgate, look out for signs on the left hand side of the road saying "Ski Boat Bay"

English (Translate this text in English): Stay on the coastal road go into South Ramsgate, look out for signs on the left hand side of the road saying "Ski Boat Bay"

English (Translate this text in English): Stay on the coastal road go into South Ramsgate, look out for signs on the left hand side of the road saying "Ski Boat Bay"

DistanceTake a car

WalkDon't know

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionEast, NorthEast

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Theres not much of a beach anymore due to the recent storms but the sand-bar is fine and the surf is usaully good. Watch out for entering boats!

English (Translate this text in English): Theres not much of a beach anymore due to the recent storms but the sand-bar is fine and the surf is usaully good. Watch out for entering boats!

English (Translate this text in English): Theres not much of a beach anymore due to the recent storms but the sand-bar is fine and the surf is usaully good. Watch out for entering boats!

English (Translate this text in English): Theres not much of a beach anymore due to the recent storms but the sand-bar is fine and the surf is usaully good. Watch out for entering boats!

Atmosphere

Not very consistent. But its good to stick around just in case it cranks.

English (Translate this text in English): Not very consistent. But its good to stick around just in case it cranks.

English (Translate this text in English): Not very consistent. But its good to stick around just in case it cranks.

English (Translate this text in English): Not very consistent. But its good to stick around just in case it cranks.

General

Well if Ramsgate is working (it never does) dont come here...and most the days Ramsgate main Beach doesnt work so come to Ski-Boat Bay then. Barely any swimmers or even other surfers even throughout the summer months.

This spot is awesome in May.

English (Translate this text in English): Well if Ramsgate is working (it never does) dont come here...and most the days Ramsgate main Beach doesnt work so come to Ski-Boat Bay then. Barely any swimmers or even other surfers even throughout the summer months.

This spot is awesome in May.

English (Translate this text in English): Well if Ramsgate is working (it never does) dont come here...and most the days Ramsgate main Beach doesnt work so come to Ski-Boat Bay then. Barely any swimmers or even other surfers even throughout the summer months.

This spot is awesome in May.

English (Translate this text in English): Well if Ramsgate is working (it never does) dont come here...and most the days Ramsgate main Beach doesnt work so come to Ski-Boat Bay then. Barely any swimmers or even other surfers even throughout the summer months.

This spot is awesome in May.

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By Boardbreaker , 16-11-2007

long ride sometimes - this wave sometimes breaks from right to left all the way to billy's

By Kyle , 16-11-2007

caution - watch out for boat entering the bay during summer...haha

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