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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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 Mossel bay

South Africa, West Coast

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 Access

Wont give too much details cause secret spot, but gotta 4x4 through private farmland, karoo environment and then come to the end of the road, make your own road by driving over small sand dunes for about 200m untill you get to a cliff, down the cliff and then you see the monster breaking below. Youll hear it before you see it, trust me.

English (Translate this text in English): Wont give too much details cause secret spot, but gotta 4x4 through private farmland, karoo environment and then come to the end of the road, make your own road by driving over small sand dunes for about 200m untill you get to a cliff, down the cliff and then you see the monster breaking below. Youll hear it before you see it, trust me.

English (Translate this text in English): Wont give too much details cause secret spot, but gotta 4x4 through private farmland, karoo environment and then come to the end of the road, make your own road by driving over small sand dunes for about 200m untill you get to a cliff, down the cliff and then you see the monster breaking below. Youll hear it before you see it, trust me.

English (Translate this text in English): Wont give too much details cause secret spot, but gotta 4x4 through private farmland, karoo environment and then come to the end of the road, make your own road by driving over small sand dunes for about 200m untill you get to a cliff, down the cliff and then you see the monster breaking below. Youll hear it before you see it, trust me.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Private access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name kakkies, kakbaai, mussels, secrets

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionHigh tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Somewhere south of orange river in Namaqualand. This is a kak scary spot, the heaviest wave we've surfed for sure. Could be one of the heaviest in S.A, a mini shark island lookalike. The wave sucks off and ledges off a huge rock which you gotta watch out for, a mate of mine lost his front teeth, weve all had injuries ranging from concussion, broken wrist, cuts etc. You gotta jump off a cliff to get right close to it, dont jump to far to right or left of it cause then youre fucked! Just go for it, hold your breath, dont think twice and hope you make it out..

English (Translate this text in English): Somewhere south of orange river in Namaqualand. This is a kak scary spot, the heaviest wave we've surfed for sure. Could be one of the heaviest in S.A, a mini shark island lookalike. The wave sucks off and ledges off a huge rock which you gotta watch out for, a mate of mine lost his front teeth, weve all had injuries ranging from concussion, broken wrist, cuts etc. You gotta jump off a cliff to get right close to it, dont jump to far to right or left of it cause then youre fucked! Just go for it, hold your breath, dont think twice and hope you make it out..

English (Translate this text in English): Somewhere south of orange river in Namaqualand. This is a kak scary spot, the heaviest wave we've surfed for sure. Could be one of the heaviest in S.A, a mini shark island lookalike. The wave sucks off and ledges off a huge rock which you gotta watch out for, a mate of mine lost his front teeth, weve all had injuries ranging from concussion, broken wrist, cuts etc. You gotta jump off a cliff to get right close to it, dont jump to far to right or left of it cause then youre fucked! Just go for it, hold your breath, dont think twice and hope you make it out..

English (Translate this text in English): Somewhere south of orange river in Namaqualand. This is a kak scary spot, the heaviest wave we've surfed for sure. Could be one of the heaviest in S.A, a mini shark island lookalike. The wave sucks off and ledges off a huge rock which you gotta watch out for, a mate of mine lost his front teeth, weve all had injuries ranging from concussion, broken wrist, cuts etc. You gotta jump off a cliff to get right close to it, dont jump to far to right or left of it cause then youre fucked! Just go for it, hold your breath, dont think twice and hope you make it out..

Atmosphere

Its a scary spot when down there. The water always seems abit darker than elsewhere, abit of a horror movie of the west coast but also cause the cliff gives a shadow over it. If you wipe out too bad (which you will), youll end up in a small cave infront of the break, under the cliff. Get out've there before youre sucked in too deep, when the tides at its highest the cave dissapears and you gotta hope you end up next to it, rather than in it. 'Sea Bamboes' everywhere, mussel coverd rocks which hurt, hence the name. Oh, one last thing.. no hospitals around either.

English (Translate this text in English): Its a scary spot when down there. The water always seems abit darker than elsewhere, abit of a horror movie of the west coast but also cause the cliff gives a shadow over it. If you wipe out too bad (which you will), youll end up in a small cave infront of the break, under the cliff. Get out've there before youre sucked in too deep, when the tides at its highest the cave dissapears and you gotta hope you end up next to it, rather than in it. 'Sea Bamboes' everywhere, mussel coverd rocks which hurt, hence the name. Oh, one last thing.. no hospitals around either.

English (Translate this text in English): Its a scary spot when down there. The water always seems abit darker than elsewhere, abit of a horror movie of the west coast but also cause the cliff gives a shadow over it. If you wipe out too bad (which you will), youll end up in a small cave infront of the break, under the cliff. Get out've there before youre sucked in too deep, when the tides at its highest the cave dissapears and you gotta hope you end up next to it, rather than in it. 'Sea Bamboes' everywhere, mussel coverd rocks which hurt, hence the name. Oh, one last thing.. no hospitals around either.

English (Translate this text in English): Its a scary spot when down there. The water always seems abit darker than elsewhere, abit of a horror movie of the west coast but also cause the cliff gives a shadow over it. If you wipe out too bad (which you will), youll end up in a small cave infront of the break, under the cliff. Get out've there before youre sucked in too deep, when the tides at its highest the cave dissapears and you gotta hope you end up next to it, rather than in it. 'Sea Bamboes' everywhere, mussel coverd rocks which hurt, hence the name. Oh, one last thing.. no hospitals around either.

General

For all the scary shit around it, its still a kick ass wave and a really humbling experience. Its only you and your mates out there away from the crowds of some localised spots around Capetown.

English (Translate this text in English): For all the scary shit around it, its still a kick ass wave and a really humbling experience. Its only you and your mates out there away from the crowds of some localised spots around Capetown.

English (Translate this text in English): For all the scary shit around it, its still a kick ass wave and a really humbling experience. Its only you and your mates out there away from the crowds of some localised spots around Capetown.

English (Translate this text in English): For all the scary shit around it, its still a kick ass wave and a really humbling experience. Its only you and your mates out there away from the crowds of some localised spots around Capetown.

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By Somebody , 01-03-2010

gotta surf this! - Looks very similiar to TAND but its not,the reef @ tand is a bit bigger.But very similiar!this spot is def on my list this year,i love my slabs like Tand and Kokkerot!What conditions does this spot need?

By Anonymous , 18-10-2007

Where is it???? - Isnt this spot called TAND? Looks exactly the same from what ive heard and if it is then its not as far up as where this one is supposed to be? Anyone know? Shot

By Hennie , 27-07-2007

I know where it is.. - I've been fishing up this stretch of coast for years and have seen this wave breaking many times. Did'nt think anyone could surf it though, too close to the rocks. On low tide the reef is always exposed and you can walk out onto it if you want. A very heavy and dangerous wave. Take caution!

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