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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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 Trafalgar

South Africa, Hibiscous Coast

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 Access

take trafalgar turnoff and head straight till you get to the parking lot. dont stop at any of the stop street signs if the surf is firing.

English (Translate this text in English): take trafalgar turnoff and head straight till you get to the parking lot. dont stop at any of the stop street signs if the surf is firing.

English (Translate this text in English): take trafalgar turnoff and head straight till you get to the parking lot. dont stop at any of the stop street signs if the surf is firing.

English (Translate this text in English): take trafalgar turnoff and head straight till you get to the parking lot. dont stop at any of the stop street signs if the surf is firing.

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

ExperienceBeginners wave

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerOrdinary

Normal length

Good day length

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Localism
- Pollution
- Sharks

 Additional Information

The sewerage plant in the car park doesnt smell to good when the offshore is blowing.
This spot holds up on the SW wind whcih can be the prevalent wind here for days on end. The wave breaks off the side of the reef and there are some nice sections to it. Have some reasonable lefts.A chill spot with an easy paddle off the side of the rocks with a rip to help . Do take off from the side wall area and the paddle will be easier .

English (Translate this text in English): The sewerage plant in the car park doesnt smell to good when the offshore is blowing.<br />This spot holds up on the SW wind whcih can be the prevalent wind here for days on end. The wave breaks off the side of the reef and there are some nice sections to it. Have some reasonable lefts.A chill spot with an easy paddle off the side of the rocks with a rip to help . Do take off from the side wall area and the paddle will be easier .

English (Translate this text in English): The sewerage plant in the car park doesnt smell to good when the offshore is blowing.&lt;br &#47;&gt;This spot holds up on the SW wind whcih can be the prevalent wind here for days on end. The wave breaks off the side of the reef and there are some nice sections to it. Have some reasonable lefts.A chill spot with an easy paddle off the side of the rocks with a rip to help . Do take off from the side wall area and the paddle will be easier .

English (Translate this text in English): The sewerage plant in the car park doesnt smell to good when the offshore is blowing.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;This spot holds up on the SW wind whcih can be the prevalent wind here for days on end. The wave breaks off the side of the reef and there are some nice sections to it. Have some reasonable lefts.A chill spot with an easy paddle off the side of the rocks with a rip to help . Do take off from the side wall area and the paddle will be easier .

Atmosphere

Quiet. In general , an average wave with possibility and also holds up swell in most conditions . Its OK but not gangbusters.

English (Translate this text in English): Quiet. In general , an average wave with possibility and also holds up swell in most conditions . Its OK but not gangbusters.

English (Translate this text in English): Quiet. In general , an average wave with possibility and also holds up swell in most conditions . Its OK but not gangbusters.

English (Translate this text in English): Quiet. In general , an average wave with possibility and also holds up swell in most conditions . Its OK but not gangbusters.

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By Anonymous , 07-12-2007

T local - Waht kinda jo-burg boy added this spot, holds up to 3ft??? c'mon maybe in summer...the only bloody time your down for the year, have you ever seen this place in winter????!!!
its not amazing but it holds up to more than 3ft+...
haha vaalies adding surf spots from the beach

By Anonymous , 23-08-2006

place rocks - this place fires.have been surfing there for the past 8 years.can hold up to 8ft no problem and when its goodthere is few places on the coast that can beat it!no locals ever surf there so chances are that you will have awesome waves all to your self.

By anonymous , 07-03-2006

dont bother - dont bother trying to find this spot. 10 minutes walk will get you nowhere. it doesent exist. does look like another spot though.

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