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Latitude: 34° 34.818' S
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Go to Gansbay close to hermanus, many spot around.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Gans Bay
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouth
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
There are a few reefbreaks around here. Most have great lefts and rights. Best on solid 6 foot ground swell comming in. They off long rides and on some days or low tide get super hollow. There is alot of kelp around so come if you dont mind that. Also, this is where alot of shark cage diving is done ie, boats that attract sharks for tourists. One of South Africa's biggets colonies of great whites are here, so if you can calm your nerves about that then come enjoy. As far as i know only a few attacks.
Lots of kelp and probably lots of sharks but you got more chance being struck by lightning so..
Awsome wave, always few crowds..
By Anonymous , 08-06-2010
There's no sharks at this part - There's no sharks at this part of gansbaai shark alley is 35km away from this spot and they mirk around the corner of danger point not here i live 200m away from this spot go about there twice a week an had seen no shark a this spot i have been livin here 4 over 20 years since i was born so before you jump 2 conclusoins and say theres a bunch of sharks get ur facts right or r u just hiing this spot for yourself
By Big Prokamzi , 28-04-2008
The odds of becoming an entree' for a typically hungry, Gr8 white snapshot model just 'cruising' between non-stop cage-diving shows here are strictly relative. - Since the author of this spot thinks the odds of being struck by lightning are better than death by a shark lunchbreak, maybe he's relating that lightning probability to an incident happening whilst summiting Mt.Hoek during an electrical thunderstorm & holding a metal staff overhead. You see these chances of an untimely death are indeed relative to the conduciveness of your surroundings to be creating exactly that sort of accident's likelihood. So I serioulsly doubt the author of this spot surfs adjacent to the world's most popular shark viewing area, aptly named 'Shark alley' by the way, or climbs Mt.Hoek in a thunderstorm whilst cluthing a large metal staff. Sounds alot like more of your typical Jono-foolery 2 me!
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