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Latitude: 34° 10.858' S
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You drive though Mossel Bays main street to the end of it were you will see the spot(inner pool) breaking right next to the road.Outer pool is right next to Inner pool.Epic
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest
Good wind directionSouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
First check out the spot to fully understand it!The left breaks fast and hollow and is often unmakable but when you make it you are a hero!The end section is rounder than a hula hoop and very fast.The wave also tricks sometimes into paddleing too far to the inside and often you will catch a few on the head!
The spot gets quite crowded in the summer(November-Febuary)But after that you are almost ensured of a grat surf with powerful sections to bash!
This spot cooks!
By The Centre , 09-01-2012
- Outerpool is indeed a powerful wave. I am not a very well traveled surfer, only having surfed in Mossel Bay and the surrounding area, but what I can say, although I have surfed spots that are way more technical to ride, and have surfed bigger waves at spots that have a bigger capacity for size, the bottom section of Outerpool still trumps any of these spots in sheer power, and on a good 6-8ft day, it will swallow you, chew you up, and spit you out like a peace of bubblegum. I will surf this spot for as big as it can handle without breaking wide, but once it breaks wide, I steer clear of it, purely because at the end of the wave, past the bottom section, there is a shelf of rocks, and if you end up there and a set comes and slams you into them, you will be lucky to get out of there with all your limbs still attached. Forget the sharks, the wave will give you enough to worry about.
By James , 11-10-2009
Hard to relax - Its a very hard place to enjoy your surfing because you are worried about what else is swimming out there.
No matter what. Too risky
I spoke to a local and said since he started surfing he's probably sighted about 100 whites in the water during that time
By Tremayne Cornish , 07-09-2009
CORRECTION - There has been a shark attack at Inner Pool. Gideon Scheltema in the early 70's. At that time we only had 4 or 5 locals who surfed there regularly. I was lucky enough to be one of them. Still one of th ebest waves I have surfed anywhere. Ding-Dang, close to th eIsland was another favourite spot in those days.
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