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Through Bredasdorp (A small inland town) follow signs to Arniston/ Waenhuiskrans. There are a few spots in the area, mostly very unsurfed and unknown. This spot is at the roman beach. Excellent nature reserves and chillout place.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
There's a good car park where all the beachgoers park. Easy takeoff, nice short and punchy walls with the occasional tubes. If you're willing to explore there are some very good reefs around the corner with NOBODY surfing.
Good weekend break - provided there's swell. swell is rare and erratic though so be prepared to wait loong between sets and dont be surprised to find the sea absolutely flat most days.
By Iain , 11-12-2007
Gauntlet - Kids Beach (front of Arniston Hotel). paddle out in low tide to the gap between the furthest 2 protruding reefs. not for beginners - shallow reef and nice barrels on a good day. been surfing this for ever and never seen others out there. best surf spot in Arniston. Called the Gauntlet for a reason. Home of the Stewarts.
By Daniel Vivier email:email@example.com , 16-05-2004
Wicked fun! - We have a beach house at Arniston and this is where I learned to surf.For any beginners,surf buddys(maybe pros but no kammakazis) or old timers, this is where you can have a lot of fun.There are some wicked waves to be taken here on a good day.Just watch out if it's a windy day or when it is the day of X-mas,then it gets really crowded.When this happens you can go and look for your own little surf heaven on the many other deserted beaches in the area!
By K , 03-12-2003
reefbreak - bodyboarded at a tiny left reef on roman beach with friend. 2-3 ft max, clean barrels breaking over almost dry reef. so much potential. we never surfed it again but will be back for more.
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