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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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 Gerickes back reef

South Africa, South Garden Route

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 34° 2.148' S
Longitude: 22° 45.501' E

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Go To Gerickes point in Sedgefield. Walk down the beach (20min) past the point and look out as soon as you cross the headland. (Past the Gerickes lefthander 'point' break.) If its on, it'll be there and you'll see it.

English (Translate this text in English): Go To Gerickes point in Sedgefield. Walk down the beach (20min) past the point and look out as soon as you cross the headland. (Past the Gerickes lefthander 'point' break.) If its on, it'll be there and you'll see it.

English (Translate this text in English): Go To Gerickes point in Sedgefield. Walk down the beach (20min) past the point and look out as soon as you cross the headland. (Past the Gerickes lefthander 'point' break.) If its on, it'll be there and you'll see it.

English (Translate this text in English): Go To Gerickes point in Sedgefield. Walk down the beach (20min) past the point and look out as soon as you cross the headland. (Past the Gerickes lefthander 'point' break.) If its on, it'll be there and you'll see it.

DistanceTake a car

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Explosives

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey, Slab

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, Don't know

Good wind directionEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

We call this spot explosives but dont know, locals might have named it already? Never seen anyone out here though, everytime we've surfed it, it has been only us out. Crazy mother of a wave and deffinately not for the faint hearted. Needs a big, clean groundswell to start working properly and is best enjoyed on glassy days with no wind. (Spring is good.) Best on low tide. This is when youll get the best and biggest barrels. On superlow it turns into a mutant slab which gets dangerous. Breaks predominantly right but left too over a shallow volcanic rock reef. (Which hurts when you hit it.)

English (Translate this text in English): We call this spot explosives but dont know, locals might have named it already? Never seen anyone out here though, everytime we've surfed it, it has been only us out. Crazy mother of a wave and deffinately not for the faint hearted. Needs a big, clean groundswell to start working properly and is best enjoyed on glassy days with no wind. (Spring is good.) Best on low tide. This is when youll get the best and biggest barrels. On superlow it turns into a mutant slab which gets dangerous. Breaks predominantly right but left too over a shallow volcanic rock reef. (Which hurts when you hit it.)

English (Translate this text in English): We call this spot explosives but dont know, locals might have named it already? Never seen anyone out here though, everytime we've surfed it, it has been only us out. Crazy mother of a wave and deffinately not for the faint hearted. Needs a big, clean groundswell to start working properly and is best enjoyed on glassy days with no wind. (Spring is good.) Best on low tide. This is when youll get the best and biggest barrels. On superlow it turns into a mutant slab which gets dangerous. Breaks predominantly right but left too over a shallow volcanic rock reef. (Which hurts when you hit it.)

English (Translate this text in English): We call this spot explosives but dont know, locals might have named it already? Never seen anyone out here though, everytime we've surfed it, it has been only us out. Crazy mother of a wave and deffinately not for the faint hearted. Needs a big, clean groundswell to start working properly and is best enjoyed on glassy days with no wind. (Spring is good.) Best on low tide. This is when youll get the best and biggest barrels. On superlow it turns into a mutant slab which gets dangerous. Breaks predominantly right but left too over a shallow volcanic rock reef. (Which hurts when you hit it.)

Atmosphere

Takes a pretty long paddle to get there and local fisherman have reported seeing many huge great whites in the area, so be careful and get out've there if you start getting a bad vibe. We've seen plenty of movement in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): Takes a pretty long paddle to get there and local fisherman have reported seeing many huge great whites in the area, so be careful and get out've there if you start getting a bad vibe. We've seen plenty of movement in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): Takes a pretty long paddle to get there and local fisherman have reported seeing many huge great whites in the area, so be careful and get out've there if you start getting a bad vibe. We've seen plenty of movement in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): Takes a pretty long paddle to get there and local fisherman have reported seeing many huge great whites in the area, so be careful and get out've there if you start getting a bad vibe. We've seen plenty of movement in the water.

General

Awsome. Seen guys out at Gerickes point (the left) but never out here. Bring a friend and watch out for sharks!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Awsome. Seen guys out at Gerickes point (the left) but never out here. Bring a friend and watch out for sharks!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Awsome. Seen guys out at Gerickes point (the left) but never out here. Bring a friend and watch out for sharks!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Awsome. Seen guys out at Gerickes point (the left) but never out here. Bring a friend and watch out for sharks!!!

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