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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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 Bettysbay (main beach)

South Africa, South Garden Route

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Drive from Somerset West to Gordonsbay, then take the Rooiels road along the coast pass Koeelbay (caves) pass Rooiels and Pringlebay, about 10 min from Pringle bay and 25 min from Gordonsbay.
Boards indicate main beach.The turn is right from the main road, next to BP garage

English (Translate this text in English): Drive from Somerset West to Gordonsbay, then take the Rooiels road along the coast pass Koeelbay (caves) pass Rooiels and Pringlebay, about 10 min from Pringle bay and 25 min from Gordonsbay.<br />Boards indicate main beach.The turn is right from the main road, next to BP garage

English (Translate this text in English): Drive from Somerset West to Gordonsbay, then take the Rooiels road along the coast pass Koeelbay (caves) pass Rooiels and Pringlebay, about 10 min from Pringle bay and 25 min from Gordonsbay.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Boards indicate main beach.The turn is right from the main road, next to BP garage

English (Translate this text in English): Drive from Somerset West to Gordonsbay, then take the Rooiels road along the coast pass Koeelbay (caves) pass Rooiels and Pringlebay, about 10 min from Pringle bay and 25 min from Gordonsbay.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Boards indicate main beach.The turn is right from the main road, next to BP garage

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast

Good wind directionSouthEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

When Koeelbay (caves) are too big and closing, then this break is excellent. Competitions are also held here.

English (Translate this text in English): When Koeelbay (caves) are too big and closing, then this break is excellent. Competitions are also held here.

English (Translate this text in English): When Koeelbay (caves) are too big and closing, then this break is excellent. Competitions are also held here.

English (Translate this text in English): When Koeelbay (caves) are too big and closing, then this break is excellent. Competitions are also held here.

Atmosphere

Nice atmosphere.Friendly people

English (Translate this text in English): Nice atmosphere.Friendly people

English (Translate this text in English): Nice atmosphere.Friendly people

English (Translate this text in English): Nice atmosphere.Friendly people

General

Long rides. But take long sleeve suit. Water isn't as cold as West caost or Cape Town though

English (Translate this text in English): Long rides. But take long sleeve suit. Water isn't as cold as West caost or Cape Town though

English (Translate this text in English): Long rides. But take long sleeve suit. Water isn't as cold as West caost or Cape Town though

English (Translate this text in English): Long rides. But take long sleeve suit. Water isn't as cold as West caost or Cape Town though

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By anonymous , 15-02-2006

ode to betties - had buddies with beach houses here when i lived in stellenbosch. had some of the best surfs there, just me and my mates. only problem with this place is that the surroundings are so beautiful that i used to spend too much time looking back at the mountains and not forward at the wave, smash.more of a winter place, summer better spent at caves or pringles.my buddies saw a 3-4m raggy in the surf there after i had left, but it didnt eat them.

By vaughny71@yahoo.com , 21-11-2005

tjankie - Howzit,am almost tjanking,sitting in Bristol I just chanced across beloved Bettys-havent surfed it for years BUT-Im coming back,I wil return&when I do Betts is gonna BURN!

By weinboerg@web.de , 16-11-2004

@philipp - philipp, please contact me. Greetz from germany

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