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Latitude: 34° 4.733' S
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Go to the Knysna Heads and paddle across the channel!
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionDon't know
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
There is actually a surf spot just inside the Knysna Heads, believe it or not. A small group of locals ride it quite often. With a solid swell running outside the cliffs, the sand bars here gladly accept fun and hollow 3'-4' waves but it has been surfed big. The fun is tempered with the knowledge that you have to paddle all the way across the channel to the other side, often when the tide is pushing in through the heads. Incidentally, the Knysna Heads are only one of two places in the world where vessels won't by insured by Lloyds shipping agents. This adds a bit more spice to a daring dash across the channel.
Great wave but could be pretty sharky.
Watch out for the ships going in and out.
By jctheking , 21-05-2012
i wana surf this - will this wave work in december i reli wana go surf it while im in knysna but dont know where it is or how to ride it im a bodyboar. is there any one that will be in knysna for december 2012 that wats to show me the wave ?
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