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 1st Bank

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 56.19' S
Longitude: 18° 22.642' E

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Go to clifton beach. Walk down the stairs and go to 2nd beach. Just past the rocks onto 1st in front of large boulder.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to clifton beach. Walk down the stairs and go to 2nd beach. Just past the rocks onto 1st in front of large boulder.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to clifton beach. Walk down the stairs and go to 2nd beach. Just past the rocks onto 1st in front of large boulder.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to clifton beach. Walk down the stairs and go to 2nd beach. Just past the rocks onto 1st in front of large boulder.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Clifton 2nd Beach

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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 Additional Information

Clifton doesnt have the best waves around but might be worth checking out when theres a huge westerly swell pushing in at winter. There are a few peaks around and sometimes a small but fun shorey aswell. Its abt shelterd from wind aswell which helps it form but lacks power.Can barrel nicely both ways. Good for groms on boogs trying to better their skills.

English (Translate this text in English): Clifton doesnt have the best waves around but might be worth checking out when theres a huge westerly swell pushing in at winter. There are a few peaks around and sometimes a small but fun shorey aswell. Its abt shelterd from wind aswell which helps it form but lacks power.Can barrel nicely both ways. Good for groms on boogs trying to better their skills.

English (Translate this text in English): Clifton doesnt have the best waves around but might be worth checking out when theres a huge westerly swell pushing in at winter. There are a few peaks around and sometimes a small but fun shorey aswell. Its abt shelterd from wind aswell which helps it form but lacks power.Can barrel nicely both ways. Good for groms on boogs trying to better their skills.

English (Translate this text in English): Clifton doesnt have the best waves around but might be worth checking out when theres a huge westerly swell pushing in at winter. There are a few peaks around and sometimes a small but fun shorey aswell. Its abt shelterd from wind aswell which helps it form but lacks power.Can barrel nicely both ways. Good for groms on boogs trying to better their skills.

Atmosphere

Ok when you get it all to yourself and the other spots around are crowded but not worth checking out unless big swell around. This is the gay beach of clifton so don't go skinny dipping!

English (Translate this text in English): Ok when you get it all to yourself and the other spots around are crowded but not worth checking out unless big swell around. This is the gay beach of clifton so don't go skinny dipping!

English (Translate this text in English): Ok when you get it all to yourself and the other spots around are crowded but not worth checking out unless big swell around. This is the gay beach of clifton so don't go skinny dipping!

English (Translate this text in English): Ok when you get it all to yourself and the other spots around are crowded but not worth checking out unless big swell around. This is the gay beach of clifton so don't go skinny dipping!

General

Kak spot but gets ok when big.

English (Translate this text in English): Kak spot but gets ok when big.

English (Translate this text in English): Kak spot but gets ok when big.

English (Translate this text in English): Kak spot but gets ok when big.

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