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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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 The Heads

South Africa, South George

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 4.733' S
Longitude: 23° 3.468' E

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Go to the Knysna Heads and paddle across the channel!

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the Knysna Heads and paddle across the channel!

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the Knysna Heads and paddle across the channel!

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

Great wave but could be pretty sharky.

English (Translate this text in English): Great wave but could be pretty sharky.

English (Translate this text in English): Great wave but could be pretty sharky.

English (Translate this text in English): Great wave but could be pretty sharky.

General

Watch out for the ships going in and out.

English (Translate this text in English): Watch out for the ships going in and out.

English (Translate this text in English): Watch out for the ships going in and out.

English (Translate this text in English): Watch out for the ships going in and out.

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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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