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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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 Gerickes Point (Left)

South Africa, South George

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 34° 2.164' S
Longitude: 22° 45.856' E

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Drive on N-2 toward Sedgefield from George. Turn off at Swartvlei (single track road) and drive up to beach parking area. Pick up surfboard and accessories and walk (2km) along beach west flank up to huts where skiffs are kept. Pack off, watch the tide waves (there are many freak waves that come through over the ledge) and paddle in...

English (Translate this text in English): Drive on N-2 toward Sedgefield from George. Turn off at Swartvlei (single track road) and drive up to beach parking area. Pick up surfboard and accessories and walk (2km) along beach west flank up to huts where skiffs are kept. Pack off, watch the tide waves (there are many freak waves that come through over the ledge) and paddle in...

English (Translate this text in English): Drive on N-2 toward Sedgefield from George. Turn off at Swartvlei (single track road) and drive up to beach parking area. Pick up surfboard and accessories and walk (2km) along beach west flank up to huts where skiffs are kept. Pack off, watch the tide waves (there are many freak waves that come through over the ledge) and paddle in...

English (Translate this text in English): Drive on N-2 toward Sedgefield from George. Turn off at Swartvlei (single track road) and drive up to beach parking area. Pick up surfboard and accessories and walk (2km) along beach west flank up to huts where skiffs are kept. Pack off, watch the tide waves (there are many freak waves that come through over the ledge) and paddle in...

DistanceTake a car

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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 Additional Information

Keep your head down and surf to the right (minimal bottomturn) to make the line-up. Don't wipe on the fromt of the wave

English (Translate this text in English): Keep your head down and surf to the right (minimal bottomturn) to make the line-up. Don't wipe on the fromt of the wave

English (Translate this text in English): Keep your head down and surf to the right (minimal bottomturn) to make the line-up. Don't wipe on the fromt of the wave

English (Translate this text in English): Keep your head down and surf to the right (minimal bottomturn) to make the line-up. Don't wipe on the fromt of the wave

Atmosphere

Tranquil. Beautiful. And no crowds.

English (Translate this text in English): Tranquil. Beautiful. And no crowds.

English (Translate this text in English): Tranquil. Beautiful. And no crowds.

English (Translate this text in English): Tranquil. Beautiful. And no crowds.

General

Excellent.

English (Translate this text in English): Excellent.

English (Translate this text in English): Excellent.

English (Translate this text in English): Excellent.

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By Someone who has surfed there , 08-06-2005

What? - Put down your crack pipe! What the f*ck, have you (the incompetent mofo who describes the site) ever actually been there?

By Joe Masepoes , 12-05-2005

Classic - This spot is the best kept secret. Im glad there are no proper photos

By anonymous , 24-02-2005

5stars totaly epic spot???? don't think so - who rated this spot 5 stars totaly epic???... man, get a life...

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