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Latitude: 34° 19.455' S
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In the reserve at Cape Point.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Reserve
Wave qualityTotally Epic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell directionSouth
Good wind directionNorth, Don't know
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
A classic righthand pointbreak tucked away in the Reserve, on the False Bay side. Befriend a local if you want to surf it. It is fiercely protected. Needs an enormous swell - a 15-20' South swell - to push into the swell window that protects False Bay from the brunt of the ocean. When it's working, the veterans venture from the woodwork, or should that be a woodie panel van? It's a difficult wave to master because it holds off in deep water, then suddenly jacks up on the outside of this point and races down the rocks into a small bay. Buffels only starts working at about 6', and can be inconsistent unless the swell is coming from a mega cyclonic system out to sea. But once you've caught a wave, you get a classic walling wave that runs for a good long time.
Locals are all over this spot when its on but wait your turn and eventually youll get something. Everyone knows when its on and all flock to it. Can be frustrating waiting for a wave but youll get one eventually. Dont get caught on the inside or you're in trouble. Many have broken boards and some serious injuries have occured here. Its a fast and very powerful wave that needs to be raced through.
Go big or go home!!! Beautiful scenery. Baboons are a nuisance at times so leave them alone and they'll leave you. Feed them and they'll follow you home..
By Anonymous , 31-08-2007
BIG BALLS NEEDED HERE!! - Crowds get big and 'locals' are all over this spot when its on. Be patient and ye shall be rewarded!
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