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Beach just to the North of Constantine. At low tide they join up.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
When the banks are good this wave can be epic. There are normally 3 peaks. One in the middle, one to the left off Constantine Point and one on the right near the rocks. The middle peak is normally best at mid tide. Does get rippy if the wind is too strong.
At high tide there is no beach.
When the swell is right The Slab is the place to be. This is a hollow, sucky right hand reef at low tide off the cliffs to the North. If it is breaking it is easy to spot. When it gets good, it gets mega crowded with talented locals.
The vibe in the water is usually friendly. Can get a bit tense in the summer when it gets very crowded as it picks up a lot of swell.
I have had some really good surfs here and some terrible surfs. It is either very good or not worth getting wet for. The trouble is, it is hard to know what it will be like before you go in sometimes.
By Andy , 04-09-2009
How waves break - A wave breaks on the first reef it hits that's shallow enough to make it break - if it hits a very shallow reef it doesn't mean the wave will be smaller, and it'll probably actually be slightly bigger. The formula that waves break where the depth is roughly the same as the wave height only tends to work for beach breaks with gentle inclines.
By Anonymous , 13-02-2009
Mr Big Bollocks - Maybe you need to learn a bit about how waves work,in general as waves get bigger they need more depth to break properly, as in Pipeline when it gets big breaks on the 2nd or 3rd reef out.
If the water you surf in is only 2 ft deep, it is probably likely that the height of the waves you surf is pretty similar.
By Chyane , 23-11-2005
janimail - I think you should spend less time on the net loking at web pages you mother wold not aprove off and may be learn to surf I can give you the number off some good surf schools if you like
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