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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 (Back Reef)

South Africa, South George

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Go to the Knysna heads. It break directly off the rocks on the leftside or eastern side of the mouth and paddle. To get to it either go to the pebble beach and walk up or take one of the trails above it. Either way its a pretty long paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the Knysna heads. It break directly off the rocks on the leftside or eastern side of the mouth and paddle. To get to it either go to the pebble beach and walk up or take one of the trails above it. Either way its a pretty long paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the Knysna heads. It break directly off the rocks on the leftside or eastern side of the mouth and paddle. To get to it either go to the pebble beach and walk up or take one of the trails above it. Either way its a pretty long paddle.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the Knysna heads. It break directly off the rocks on the leftside or eastern side of the mouth and paddle. To get to it either go to the pebble beach and walk up or take one of the trails above it. Either way its a pretty long paddle.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast

Good wind directionNorth

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

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Heavy lefthander that breaks over a rocky outcrop and peels into the Laggon mouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Heavy lefthander that breaks over a rocky outcrop and peels into the Laggon mouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Heavy lefthander that breaks over a rocky outcrop and peels into the Laggon mouth.

English (Translate this text in English): Heavy lefthander that breaks over a rocky outcrop and peels into the Laggon mouth.

Atmosphere

Scary spot. It breaks right next to where boats go through so watch out for them. There are sharks aswell to worry about but if its good and you got the stomach for it, check it out.

English (Translate this text in English): Scary spot. It breaks right next to where boats go through so watch out for them. There are sharks aswell to worry about but if its good and you got the stomach for it, check it out.

English (Translate this text in English): Scary spot. It breaks right next to where boats go through so watch out for them. There are sharks aswell to worry about but if its good and you got the stomach for it, check it out.

English (Translate this text in English): Scary spot. It breaks right next to where boats go through so watch out for them. There are sharks aswell to worry about but if its good and you got the stomach for it, check it out.

General

Current are hectic. Its a crazy spot. Surfed it once, dont know if i will again though. There have been a nandful to surf it. Come when theres ideal SE medium swell (5-6foot) and no wind. TAKE CAUTION.

English (Translate this text in English): Current are hectic. Its a crazy spot. Surfed it once, dont know if i will again though. There have been a nandful to surf it. Come when theres ideal SE medium swell (5-6foot) and no wind. TAKE CAUTION.

English (Translate this text in English): Current are hectic. Its a crazy spot. Surfed it once, dont know if i will again though. There have been a nandful to surf it. Come when theres ideal SE medium swell (5-6foot) and no wind. TAKE CAUTION.

English (Translate this text in English): Current are hectic. Its a crazy spot. Surfed it once, dont know if i will again though. There have been a nandful to surf it. Come when theres ideal SE medium swell (5-6foot) and no wind. TAKE CAUTION.

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