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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Selis

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 49.18' S
Longitude: 18° 28.411' E

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 Access

Park car in the first parking lot after the roundabout coming from Cape Town on the R27.

English (Translate this text in English): Park car in the first parking lot after the roundabout coming from Cape Town on the R27.

English (Translate this text in English): Park car in the first parking lot after the roundabout coming from Cape Town on the R27.

English (Translate this text in English): Park car in the first parking lot after the roundabout coming from Cape Town on the R27.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name The Wreck

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.xplorer.co.za/... 

Dangers

 Additional Information

At the Cape Town end of Tableview, a Turkish boat, the Seli1, ran aground in the winter of 2009 in one of the Cape’s notorious storms. It’s ugly and rusty and smelly and residual oil has messed a few boards. Swell action heaves up against the long dead ship and sort of surges around both ends in an encompassing action, like a lover's arms. The main wave is an A-frame, which jacks suddenly, then has a short steep section, before becoming a mellow wall. It’s one of those versatile waves that is suitable to ride on a longboard or a shortboard, and the stand up paddlers seem to have made it their favoured spot. Some sections are very mellow and others
fast and if you’re lucky you might encounter quite hollow sections.
There are additional waves as well on the periphery of the main wave, so there are enough to go round. When the rest of Tableview is unruly and difficult to get out to the back, the Wreck offers its welcome, with a couple of channels to help you on your way. However, don’t be deceived by its evident equanimity – quite a few boards have suffered brutal incidents there. Make the most of it - it will not last for ever.

English (Translate this text in English): At the Cape Town end of Tableview, a Turkish boat, the Seli1, ran aground in the winter of 2009 in one of the Cape’s notorious storms. It’s ugly and rusty and smelly and residual oil has messed a few boards. Swell action heaves up against the long dead ship and sort of surges around both ends in an encompassing action, like a lover's arms. The main wave is an A-frame, which jacks suddenly, then has a short steep section, before becoming a mellow wall. It’s one of those versatile waves that is suitable to ride on a longboard or a shortboard, and the stand up paddlers seem to have made it their favoured spot. Some sections are very mellow and others
fast and if you’re lucky you might encounter quite hollow sections.
There are additional waves as well on the periphery of the main wave, so there are enough to go round. When the rest of Tableview is unruly and difficult to get out to the back, the Wreck offers its welcome, with a couple of channels to help you on your way. However, don’t be deceived by its evident equanimity – quite a few boards have suffered brutal incidents there. Make the most of it - it will not last for ever.

English (Translate this text in English): At the Cape Town end of Tableview, a Turkish boat, the Seli1, ran aground in the winter of 2009 in one of the Cape’s notorious storms. It’s ugly and rusty and smelly and residual oil has messed a few boards. Swell action heaves up against the long dead ship and sort of surges around both ends in an encompassing action, like a lover's arms. The main wave is an A-frame, which jacks suddenly, then has a short steep section, before becoming a mellow wall. It’s one of those versatile waves that is suitable to ride on a longboard or a shortboard, and the stand up paddlers seem to have made it their favoured spot. Some sections are very mellow and others
fast and if you’re lucky you might encounter quite hollow sections.
There are additional waves as well on the periphery of the main wave, so there are enough to go round. When the rest of Tableview is unruly and difficult to get out to the back, the Wreck offers its welcome, with a couple of channels to help you on your way. However, don’t be deceived by its evident equanimity – quite a few boards have suffered brutal incidents there. Make the most of it - it will not last for ever.

English (Translate this text in English): At the Cape Town end of Tableview, a Turkish boat, the Seli1, ran aground in the winter of 2009 in one of the Cape’s notorious storms. It’s ugly and rusty and smelly and residual oil has messed a few boards. Swell action heaves up against the long dead ship and sort of surges around both ends in an encompassing action, like a lover's arms. The main wave is an A-frame, which jacks suddenly, then has a short steep section, before becoming a mellow wall. It’s one of those versatile waves that is suitable to ride on a longboard or a shortboard, and the stand up paddlers seem to have made it their favoured spot. Some sections are very mellow and others
fast and if you’re lucky you might encounter quite hollow sections.
There are additional waves as well on the periphery of the main wave, so there are enough to go round. When the rest of Tableview is unruly and difficult to get out to the back, the Wreck offers its welcome, with a couple of channels to help you on your way. However, don’t be deceived by its evident equanimity – quite a few boards have suffered brutal incidents there. Make the most of it - it will not last for ever.

Atmosphere

Caluchis in Table View just across the road from the Wreck is a wonderful deli for coffee, fresh vegetable juices and bistro food. There is free wifi and the place is packed with surfers of all ages. Pakalolos, also in Table View is where surfers mix and mingle for sundowners.

English (Translate this text in English): Caluchis in Table View just across the road from the Wreck is a wonderful deli for coffee, fresh vegetable juices and bistro food. There is free wifi and the place is packed with surfers of all ages. Pakalolos, also in Table View is where surfers mix and mingle for sundowners.

English (Translate this text in English): Caluchis in Table View just across the road from the Wreck is a wonderful deli for coffee, fresh vegetable juices and bistro food. There is free wifi and the place is packed with surfers of all ages. Pakalolos, also in Table View is where surfers mix and mingle for sundowners.

English (Translate this text in English): Caluchis in Table View just across the road from the Wreck is a wonderful deli for coffee, fresh vegetable juices and bistro food. There is free wifi and the place is packed with surfers of all ages. Pakalolos, also in Table View is where surfers mix and mingle for sundowners.

General

The last big storm has caused the Wreck to break in 2 spots. This has caused an oil spill for several days but has also contributed to the quality of the wave. There is now a really classy A frame peak bewteen piece 2 and 3.

English (Translate this text in English): The last big storm has caused the Wreck to break in 2 spots. This has caused an oil spill for several days but has also contributed to the quality of the wave. There is now a really classy A frame peak bewteen piece 2 and 3.

English (Translate this text in English): The last big storm has caused the Wreck to break in 2 spots. This has caused an oil spill for several days but has also contributed to the quality of the wave. There is now a really classy A frame peak bewteen piece 2 and 3.

English (Translate this text in English): The last big storm has caused the Wreck to break in 2 spots. This has caused an oil spill for several days but has also contributed to the quality of the wave. There is now a really classy A frame peak bewteen piece 2 and 3.

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