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Latitude: 34° 33.526' S
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De Kelders is the town just before reaching Gansbaai, after Hermanus.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Almost at Gans Baai, which is where the British war ship HMS Birkenhead sank, is a small cluster of houses along a dusty road, right along a rocky stretch of coast metres from the sea. At the end of the road, right in the corner near a large Strandloper midden and interesting caves, is a fun but fickle little beachbreak that hardly anyone surfs. It's fun though and some barrelly lefts and rights can be had. Word has it that more waves can be found further down this long beach, which basically goes all the way to Hermanus, a beautiful town famous for whale watching. Also some great reef breaks around. Simular to Ganbaai.
Few crowds. Gets very good in summer swell but picks up alot of swell so always a descent wave here.
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