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The wave is amazing,one of the most consistant waves along this stretch of coast.It breaks along a sand bank that forms just of a point break and ends in a bay.The wave us super shredable with barrel sections to it and long bashable walls.Only problem is the resident great white sharks who have claimed several lives over the last few years.A real and menacing threat! Do not surf when the water is dirty. this makes the risk / reward factor is even!You need a 4 x 4 vehicle to get there & a local who knows the dirt roads well! Which means you need plenty of time.Note that is you should injure yourself a decent hospital is a good half day drive. the rainly season makes the roads impossible!
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Private access
Alternative name Breezy Point
Wave qualityWorld Class
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
- Shark protected
This spot is definatly for the hardier surf voyager its bloody hard to get to, sharks are a real problem and safety of your vehicle can be a problem, accomodation is limeted to private bungalows if you pre-arrange with a local or otherwise you will need to leave the reserve and stay in a local hotel an hours drive away! Roads are hectic and getting lost a real problem.But the wave is supurb!
A real surf adventure, loads of hazzards (dirt roads, no sign posts, theft of possesions, shark invested)when you do get there its paradise, coastal forest on to the beach spectacular set up with a real wave! One of the most beautiful unspoilt parts left in SA! Do your homework, organise accomodation and bring along spare boards etc. as civilization is a days drive away!
A true veral surf missioner experience, the reward to the missioner can be great.
By The Centre , 17-06-2011
- It is my dream to find this spot and to stay there for a few months. Probably would be sleeping inside my car, so that isn't technically camping is it...
I hear it is like J-Bay minus the crowd... I doubt most people will have the determination and tenacity to find it though. I on the other hand, had the determination and tenacity to learn to surf after moving from pretoria to Mossel bay, and there is no decent beach in mossels, so I had to learn on the points and reefs. Did I mention I couldn't swim when I started?
By Anonymous , 21-11-2007
sammy the vagrant - some knob bodyboarder has got the wild coast mixed up with puerto escondido - stop it at once; its silly
By Anonymous , 28-09-2007
nice - I recon this is what surfings all about... the wilderness, sharks, no accom, no fucking cellphones, oh god please dont let them start a surf camp here. This place is one of the last unspoilt frontiers, lets keep it that way
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