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Latitude: 33° 52.048' S
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Driving along the N2 towards East London,you will come across the small town of bluewater bay(Over the Swatkops bridge).The spot is located at the month of the Swatkops River.Follow the signs into Bluewater Drive and then to the beach!
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Bluewater bay Mouth
Wave qualityTotally Epic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, East
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow tide only
Best tide movementFalling tide
- Rips / undertow
Park your car in the parking lot(but try and keep an eye out..crime).Be nice to the locals and show respect or else you have a long walk home.
Use the rip from the river to paddle out, but be carefull not to be sucked out to sea(Not fun paddling for 30 min against a river currant!!!).Look out for sharks!!
The atmosphere is good if you show respect to the locals.Don't be greedy or waste waves cause the locals won't take it.The Spot is world class..it's like J-Bay but with a Sandy bottom and hollower!!!!
By steve mcwilliams , 08-11-2007
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By pubes , 24-12-2006
best wave around - this is my favourite spot in pe! super powerful and hollow. very sharky, seen plenty of ragged toouth sharks..
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 22-06-2006
This spot fires - I used to live at Bluewater Bay back in the 80's and this place left me with some lasting memories. The banks need to be spot on with a north west wind and you should score the waves of your life. Watch out for sharks though!!
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