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Go to the olifants rivermouth in the Northern Cape. Close to Papendorp. Not really at the rivermouth itself, in a small bay on the northern side. Just passed the rivermouth, north.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Alternative name Olifanntsbaai, Elephant Bay, Shark Bay
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionDon't know
Best tide movementDon't know
- Rips / undertow
A few different peaks here. Not the best wave around but works often. On bigger swell there is a righthand reef break on the northern side though never surfed it and dont know if anyone has. VERY SHARKY. Fisherman have pulled many big fish from around here. There are better spots within closish driving distance.
Gets o.k when on glassy mornings. Wind often messes it up but it can get pretty good. A few short barrels to be had.
Upside: Noone around and surf community is around 0. Downside: Wind and lots of sharks. Be careful and watch out for them if comming here.
By Big Prokamzi , 16-12-2008
Will wrote this up, eh? Nice try Jono. - You see there's probably nobody named Will, Bryan, Paul, Wayne, or Rob; at least not authoring SW African spots like Mr. J-gay does. If these people actually do exist, then Jono the homo must write these things for them; unless they're all as gay as him. The royal clue revealing Jono's over-active imagination appears in his language use, or dialect. 'Closish' is a faggoty word coined by the self-assigned 'Czar' himself, Mr.Saffajono!
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