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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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South Africa, SW Coast

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Go to Churchaven and then follow the coastal road north up the headland towards Saldanha. Its the last beachbay on the left. When you get to it, walk down the beach south untill you see it, righthand sandbar.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Churchaven and then follow the coastal road north up the headland towards Saldanha. Its the last beachbay on the left. When you get to it, walk down the beach south untill you see it, righthand sandbar.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Churchaven and then follow the coastal road north up the headland towards Saldanha. Its the last beachbay on the left. When you get to it, walk down the beach south untill you see it, righthand sandbar.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Churchaven and then follow the coastal road north up the headland towards Saldanha. Its the last beachbay on the left. When you get to it, walk down the beach south untill you see it, righthand sandbar.

DistanceDay trip

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

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionDon't know

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

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Really good spot when the conditions are right. Part of the west coast reserve, come in here with your boards hidden. Loads of different peaks, There is another more exposed beach further south from it also gets good in summer. This place is best in small to moderate swell. 2-5 foot.

English (Translate this text in English): Really good spot when the conditions are right. Part of the west coast reserve, come in here with your boards hidden. Loads of different peaks, There is another more exposed beach further south from it also gets good in summer. This place is best in small to moderate swell. 2-5 foot.

English (Translate this text in English): Really good spot when the conditions are right. Part of the west coast reserve, come in here with your boards hidden. Loads of different peaks, There is another more exposed beach further south from it also gets good in summer. This place is best in small to moderate swell. 2-5 foot.

English (Translate this text in English): Really good spot when the conditions are right. Part of the west coast reserve, come in here with your boards hidden. Loads of different peaks, There is another more exposed beach further south from it also gets good in summer. This place is best in small to moderate swell. 2-5 foot.

Atmosphere

Currents can be hectic. Hardly anyone ever surfs here. Alot of potential along here. Just come and enjoy.

English (Translate this text in English): Currents can be hectic. Hardly anyone ever surfs here. Alot of potential along here. Just come and enjoy.

English (Translate this text in English): Currents can be hectic. Hardly anyone ever surfs here. Alot of potential along here. Just come and enjoy.

English (Translate this text in English): Currents can be hectic. Hardly anyone ever surfs here. Alot of potential along here. Just come and enjoy.

General

Its a long drive to get here though but there will be no crowds to worry about, garaunteed.

English (Translate this text in English): Its a long drive to get here though but there will be no crowds to worry about, garaunteed.

English (Translate this text in English): Its a long drive to get here though but there will be no crowds to worry about, garaunteed.

English (Translate this text in English): Its a long drive to get here though but there will be no crowds to worry about, garaunteed.

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