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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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 Bay view

South Africa, South Garden Route

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 Access

Go in to Hermanus, ride through it, you will see a sign showing Bay view. Park their and walk through the bushes and find some huge waves. On big days you will have to paddle around from the town.

English (Translate this text in English): Go in to Hermanus, ride through it, you will see a sign showing Bay view. Park their and walk through the bushes and find some huge waves. On big days you will have to paddle around from the town.

English (Translate this text in English): Go in to Hermanus, ride through it, you will see a sign showing Bay view. Park their and walk through the bushes and find some huge waves. On big days you will have to paddle around from the town.

English (Translate this text in English): Go in to Hermanus, ride through it, you will see a sign showing Bay view. Park their and walk through the bushes and find some huge waves. On big days you will have to paddle around from the town.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

It has a huge wall. When surfing it, it looks like a close out but the wall doesn't break. Don't lie to much on the inside, the sets will kill you.

English (Translate this text in English): It has a huge wall. When surfing it, it looks like a close out but the wall doesn't break. Don't lie to much on the inside, the sets will kill you.

English (Translate this text in English): It has a huge wall. When surfing it, it looks like a close out but the wall doesn't break. Don't lie to much on the inside, the sets will kill you.

English (Translate this text in English): It has a huge wall. When surfing it, it looks like a close out but the wall doesn't break. Don't lie to much on the inside, the sets will kill you.

Atmosphere

You will see the sets coming in and remember DONT GET CAUGHT. This wave has a lot of power.

English (Translate this text in English): You will see the sets coming in and remember DONT GET CAUGHT. This wave has a lot of power.

English (Translate this text in English): You will see the sets coming in and remember DONT GET CAUGHT. This wave has a lot of power.

English (Translate this text in English): You will see the sets coming in and remember DONT GET CAUGHT. This wave has a lot of power.

General

Sick spot!

English (Translate this text in English): Sick spot!

English (Translate this text in English): Sick spot!

English (Translate this text in English): Sick spot!

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Bay view
South Africa

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By Mark , 15-02-2007

Sharks !!!!!! - This place used to hold the record for largest Great White caught from land, +/-4.5m. There is a mini seal colony on the second reef that frequently gets reduced by Whites.

By jared , 25-09-2004

bodyboarders own this spot - the bodyboarders surfed here at like 15ftplus.it was crazy.if you surf it this big you must have a rescue back up.

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