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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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 Avalanche

South Africa, South East Port Elizabeth

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 33° 58.95' S
Longitude: 25° 40.171' E

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 Access

Head out of Port Elizabeth along the road to Schoenmakerskop. Turn left into the Something Good Roadhouse. This is well sigposted. As you enter the large parking spot, the break is on your left hand side. The Summerstrand Surf-Lifesaving Club is at the opposite end of the car park with the roadhouse in the middle.

English (Translate this text in English): Head out of Port Elizabeth along the road to Schoenmakerskop. Turn left into the Something Good Roadhouse. This is well sigposted. As you enter the large parking spot, the break is on your left hand side. The Summerstrand Surf-Lifesaving Club is at the opposite end of the car park with the roadhouse in the middle.

English (Translate this text in English): Head out of Port Elizabeth along the road to Schoenmakerskop. Turn left into the Something Good Roadhouse. This is well sigposted. As you enter the large parking spot, the break is on your left hand side. The Summerstrand Surf-Lifesaving Club is at the opposite end of the car park with the roadhouse in the middle.

English (Translate this text in English): Head out of Port Elizabeth along the road to Schoenmakerskop. Turn left into the Something Good Roadhouse. This is well sigposted. As you enter the large parking spot, the break is on your left hand side. The Summerstrand Surf-Lifesaving Club is at the opposite end of the car park with the roadhouse in the middle.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight

BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day length

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionSouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

On a big day the take-off is beyond a rock ledge that looks more daunting than it actually is. A hectic take-off leads into a good ride that ends in a little cove. Watch out for fishermen's lines as they can be a problem. On smaller days the wave can be sluggish but the winter swell can really crank.

English (Translate this text in English): On a big day the take-off is beyond a rock ledge that looks more daunting than it actually is. A hectic take-off leads into a good ride that ends in a little cove. Watch out for fishermen's lines as they can be a problem. On smaller days the wave can be sluggish but the winter swell can really crank.

English (Translate this text in English): On a big day the take-off is beyond a rock ledge that looks more daunting than it actually is. A hectic take-off leads into a good ride that ends in a little cove. Watch out for fishermen's lines as they can be a problem. On smaller days the wave can be sluggish but the winter swell can really crank.

English (Translate this text in English): On a big day the take-off is beyond a rock ledge that looks more daunting than it actually is. A hectic take-off leads into a good ride that ends in a little cove. Watch out for fishermen's lines as they can be a problem. On smaller days the wave can be sluggish but the winter swell can really crank.

Atmosphere

I have always enjoyed this spot as when Algoa Bay decides to break there is always a mad hussle for uncrowded spots. Avalanche can sometimes escape these crowds as it is not the first spot along the bay. Never had a hassle in the water as it seems to attract an "older" crowd. When it works, it must rank as the best wave in the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): I have always enjoyed this spot as when Algoa Bay decides to break there is always a mad hussle for uncrowded spots. Avalanche can sometimes escape these crowds as it is not the first spot along the bay. Never had a hassle in the water as it seems to attract an "older" crowd. When it works, it must rank as the best wave in the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): I have always enjoyed this spot as when Algoa Bay decides to break there is always a mad hussle for uncrowded spots. Avalanche can sometimes escape these crowds as it is not the first spot along the bay. Never had a hassle in the water as it seems to attract an "older" crowd. When it works, it must rank as the best wave in the bay.

English (Translate this text in English): I have always enjoyed this spot as when Algoa Bay decides to break there is always a mad hussle for uncrowded spots. Avalanche can sometimes escape these crowds as it is not the first spot along the bay. Never had a hassle in the water as it seems to attract an "older" crowd. When it works, it must rank as the best wave in the bay.

General

Fickle, but when it works big green walls march into the tiny cove. Very cool!

English (Translate this text in English): Fickle, but when it works big green walls march into the tiny cove. Very cool!

English (Translate this text in English): Fickle, but when it works big green walls march into the tiny cove. Very cool!

English (Translate this text in English): Fickle, but when it works big green walls march into the tiny cove. Very cool!

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By The B , 03-09-2009

Waiting for Avo's to fix itself bru - Avo's is broken bru -well for now . After that MONSTER swell we had it moored the sandbank and the wave is breaking in the middle . Pretty depressed about it actually ! It's the one place that pulls +focusses in the swell along pollock side of the beachfront.Lime green backlit tubes on the inside PLEASE COME BACK !!Prozac anybody ?

By Jbro , 27-07-2007

It's still a fun spot - This place really is so much fun, even on small days. Surfed it for three weeks straight over Christmas. The wave always starts and finishes in the same place. There's nothing like consistency for having fun and improving your surfing!

By H , 08-03-2006

yea avos bock baby! - been a local at the spot for bout 10, must say its gone a bit down since then! enen on low tide, still slow on mid section, guess the sand bank is too deep nowadays and does'nt really hit it hard behind the rock anymore. still better than most tho!

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