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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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Go to Saldhana on the west coast. It is the bay next to the main harbour on the coastal side. Between the harbour and Diazville. Easy to find.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Saldhana on the west coast. It is the bay next to the main harbour on the coastal side. Between the harbour and Diazville. Easy to find.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Saldhana on the west coast. It is the bay next to the main harbour on the coastal side. Between the harbour and Diazville. Easy to find.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Saldhana on the west coast. It is the bay next to the main harbour on the coastal side. Between the harbour and Diazville. Easy to find.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Don't know

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

This spot in my opinion is one of the best in the saldhana bay area. It picks up alot of swell and gives some great, hollow rides at times. Its pretty exposed so doesnt like too much wind. Best on small to moderate, clean swell. (2-5 foot)

English (Translate this text in English): This spot in my opinion is one of the best in the saldhana bay area. It picks up alot of swell and gives some great, hollow rides at times. Its pretty exposed so doesnt like too much wind. Best on small to moderate, clean swell. (2-5 foot)

English (Translate this text in English): This spot in my opinion is one of the best in the saldhana bay area. It picks up alot of swell and gives some great, hollow rides at times. Its pretty exposed so doesnt like too much wind. Best on small to moderate, clean swell. (2-5 foot)

English (Translate this text in English): This spot in my opinion is one of the best in the saldhana bay area. It picks up alot of swell and gives some great, hollow rides at times. Its pretty exposed so doesnt like too much wind. Best on small to moderate, clean swell. (2-5 foot)

Atmosphere

Mostly only a few kids or fisherman around.

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly only a few kids or fisherman around.

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly only a few kids or fisherman around.

English (Translate this text in English): Mostly only a few kids or fisherman around.

General

If youre in the area id recommend this as one of the best places here to find descent surf.

English (Translate this text in English): If youre in the area id recommend this as one of the best places here to find descent surf.

English (Translate this text in English): If youre in the area id recommend this as one of the best places here to find descent surf.

English (Translate this text in English): If youre in the area id recommend this as one of the best places here to find descent surf.

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