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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.
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Private access
Alternative name kakkies, kakbaai, mussels, secrets
Wave qualityWorld Class
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
- Rips / undertow
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..
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.
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.
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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