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South of the border, look on the map.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Bak
Wave qualityTotally Epic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementDon't know
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Named breaks in the area are Sampsons Bak, a powerful right-hand point break that delivers some epic waves when conditions are right: a solid 6-8' groundswell, light offshore and pushing tide. Kelpy and cold. Full steamers a necessity. A heavy spot, gets super shallow and hairy at sections.
Big open barrels here. Long ride. Loads of kelp around.
Watch out for the rocks.
By Anonymous , 20-11-2007
- This spot along with trailor bay are under threat. Some electro nuclear plant will mean access to them will be forbidden. Go to www.wavescape.co.za to petition.
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