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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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 Impossibles

South Africa, South J Bay

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 34° 1.829' S
Longitude: 24° 55.985' E

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Next to Supers

English (Translate this text in English): Next to Supers

English (Translate this text in English): Next to Supers

English (Translate this text in English): Next to Supers

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth

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

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

In a solid 8+ swell, with the right conditions, you are more likely to ride all the way down the point to or even past Impossibles, even past the Point, if you pick up one of the bigger "sidewinders" that wrap around the point more to the left. The meat of the wave is further down and somehow this prevents it closing out when it hits Impossibles. However, it also commits you to pulling into one of the most awesome barrels of your life. As Impossibles approaches, locals or seasoned visitors will raise both arms in the air and point down the point. It's a signal to whoever is interested that the person is going for broke all the way down. Then it's time to build up speed by drawing speed lines near the top of the feathering wall. As you begin to reach critical mass, short of taking off into the air, you drop into the bowl and hang in for an eternity. Deep in the pit, the sunlight recedes until it becomes what seems a speck in front of you, like the exit to a round blue cave where daylight is a distant glare. Oh no, this is it, too deep! But hey, suddenly the entrance draws back towards you. It hovers once or twice, flirting with you, before peeling back over your head. You're in the sunlight. It's good to be alive. Some dudes at Tubes are staring. You don't care. You're shaking with sheer ecstasy. You kick out, even though you could have carried on. What's the point in surfing through the Point? You've just had the wave of your life. Time to get out, and walk all the way back up to Supers along the beach, about a 300-metre walk.

English (Translate this text in English): In a solid 8+ swell, with the right conditions, you are more likely to ride all the way down the point to or even past Impossibles, even past the Point, if you pick up one of the bigger "sidewinders" that wrap around the point more to the left. The meat of the wave is further down and somehow this prevents it closing out when it hits Impossibles. However, it also commits you to pulling into one of the most awesome barrels of your life. As Impossibles approaches, locals or seasoned visitors will raise both arms in the air and point down the point. It's a signal to whoever is interested that the person is going for broke all the way down. Then it's time to build up speed by drawing speed lines near the top of the feathering wall. As you begin to reach critical mass, short of taking off into the air, you drop into the bowl and hang in for an eternity. Deep in the pit, the sunlight recedes until it becomes what seems a speck in front of you, like the exit to a round blue cave where daylight is a distant glare. Oh no, this is it, too deep! But hey, suddenly the entrance draws back towards you. It hovers once or twice, flirting with you, before peeling back over your head. You're in the sunlight. It's good to be alive. Some dudes at Tubes are staring. You don't care. You're shaking with sheer ecstasy. You kick out, even though you could have carried on. What's the point in surfing through the Point? You've just had the wave of your life. Time to get out, and walk all the way back up to Supers along the beach, about a 300-metre walk.

English (Translate this text in English): In a solid 8+ swell, with the right conditions, you are more likely to ride all the way down the point to or even past Impossibles, even past the Point, if you pick up one of the bigger "sidewinders" that wrap around the point more to the left. The meat of the wave is further down and somehow this prevents it closing out when it hits Impossibles. However, it also commits you to pulling into one of the most awesome barrels of your life. As Impossibles approaches, locals or seasoned visitors will raise both arms in the air and point down the point. It's a signal to whoever is interested that the person is going for broke all the way down. Then it's time to build up speed by drawing speed lines near the top of the feathering wall. As you begin to reach critical mass, short of taking off into the air, you drop into the bowl and hang in for an eternity. Deep in the pit, the sunlight recedes until it becomes what seems a speck in front of you, like the exit to a round blue cave where daylight is a distant glare. Oh no, this is it, too deep! But hey, suddenly the entrance draws back towards you. It hovers once or twice, flirting with you, before peeling back over your head. You're in the sunlight. It's good to be alive. Some dudes at Tubes are staring. You don't care. You're shaking with sheer ecstasy. You kick out, even though you could have carried on. What's the point in surfing through the Point? You've just had the wave of your life. Time to get out, and walk all the way back up to Supers along the beach, about a 300-metre walk.

English (Translate this text in English): In a solid 8+ swell, with the right conditions, you are more likely to ride all the way down the point to or even past Impossibles, even past the Point, if you pick up one of the bigger "sidewinders" that wrap around the point more to the left. The meat of the wave is further down and somehow this prevents it closing out when it hits Impossibles. However, it also commits you to pulling into one of the most awesome barrels of your life. As Impossibles approaches, locals or seasoned visitors will raise both arms in the air and point down the point. It's a signal to whoever is interested that the person is going for broke all the way down. Then it's time to build up speed by drawing speed lines near the top of the feathering wall. As you begin to reach critical mass, short of taking off into the air, you drop into the bowl and hang in for an eternity. Deep in the pit, the sunlight recedes until it becomes what seems a speck in front of you, like the exit to a round blue cave where daylight is a distant glare. Oh no, this is it, too deep! But hey, suddenly the entrance draws back towards you. It hovers once or twice, flirting with you, before peeling back over your head. You're in the sunlight. It's good to be alive. Some dudes at Tubes are staring. You don't care. You're shaking with sheer ecstasy. You kick out, even though you could have carried on. What's the point in surfing through the Point? You've just had the wave of your life. Time to get out, and walk all the way back up to Supers along the beach, about a 300-metre walk.

Atmosphere

hectic

English (Translate this text in English): hectic

English (Translate this text in English): hectic

English (Translate this text in English): hectic

General

nice

English (Translate this text in English): nice

English (Translate this text in English): nice

English (Translate this text in English): nice

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Impossibles
De Pisco23
20 juil. 2009
wrong place.. - Not knowing JBay we went in in the middle of Impossibles - and surprise surprise, found the waves really hard to catch for a couple of unfit lame-ass weekend warriors.... we eventually worked our way down to the point and finally had some fun waves
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Voyage : Road Trip - South Africa
De Pisco23
Du 14 juil. 2009 au 23 juil. 2009
Road Trip - South Africa JoBurg - Durban - JBay - JoBurg. but avoiding the cold waters of CapeTown water....bought some secondhand Clayton boards in Durban, surfed some small beach-breaks to get back into surfing (its been a year since my last
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