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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 34° 17.531' S
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Close to Vlees Bay, go out to the point.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell directionSouthEast
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionDon't know
Best tide movementDon't know
Tucked away around a corner, this is the Bruces of the southern Cape. It's an awesome barrel, but it only breaks when a solid southeasterly swell pushes around the corner and on to the rocks, in similar fashion to Vlees. Lots of sharks in the area. When its on its awsome, one of the longest waves in SA for sure but it only works a few times a year, mosly in winter although has been known to surprise you often.
Looooong and very sharky but when you see the wave you wont care.
By ed concar , 20-10-2009
kanon - the position of kanon is incorrect. the true position is on the point southwest of vleesbaai, just before the mouth of the gouritz river. vlees bay(flesh bay) seldom works on the prevailing west/southwest swell and needs a deep cyclone to push southerly swell into the bay. (i'm a longtime east coast surfer having spent many years as a surveyor on this coast.
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