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Latitude: 34° 24.215' S
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Just before Hermanus turn off into Hawston. Go down to where the boats are launched and where all the fish selling is done. The wave breaks off the breakwater next to the beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Poacher wall
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
PowerFast, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthEast
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
- Rips / undertow
Not the greatest spot in this area but can get pretty good under the right conditions. Swell direction on a clean swell is crucial here. When its on it peels great down the breakwater. Best enjoyed in summer, spring or smaller autumn days 3-6foot, anything bigger and it doesnt work properly. Easy paddle out from the beach or often easier to just jump off the wall. There are a few different peaks down the beach so check them out if this is not on but when it is it can get good.
Mornings are best with no or little offshore wind. I come here when everything else in the area is too small.
Keep in mind this is a poaching hotspot where alot of illegal activity is done. (Anything from firearms, perlemoen to drugs.) Best advised to park your car close to the wave so that you keep a lookout on it. Because of the fishing there are also going to be sharks so watch out for them. We have seen a few and local fisherman have seen plenty.
By Anonymous , 22-07-2008
MR WARREN DUNTON - I LIVE IN ELGIN A 30 MIN DRIVE AWAY FROM THIS SURF SPOT . I HAVE SURFED HAWSTON FOR WELL OVER 15 YEARS IN THE SUMMER MONTHS AND IT CAN GET REALLY GOOD FROM 2 FOOT TO 5 FOOT ON A SE OFFSHORE WIND. TAKE NOTE IT IS NOT A STEEP GNARLY WAVE ANS SO YOU NEED EQUIPMENT/BOARD THAT WILL HELP YOU CATCH A FAT SWELL AND ENJOY 50 - 100M LEFT RIDES.
FROM DEC TO APRIL THIS SPOT IS USUALLY GOOD WITH A 2 -4 FOOT WAVE. A LONG BOARD IS ACTUALLY THE BEST FOR LONGEST RIDES.
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