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Latitude: 34° 8.107' S
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The Spot is at Long Beach Kommetjie. It's about 15 - 20 minutes drive from Fish Hoek. Just head for signs saying Kommetjie. When you drive into the area there will be a school on your left, and a four way cross road. Turn right at the cross roads (opposite direction to petrol station) and just following the road.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Long Beach (It's part of the same beach), Crans
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionSouthWest, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Crans (pronounced 'Crons') when the swell is there to make it work is a hollow wave breaking hard on a shallow bottom. Many of the waves will seem to close out but those who know it will pick the better waves and get some nice tube rides. Just sit and watch where the guys are sitting and taking off.
It's a great spot to surf. If you persist after a few crashes on take off you will have some really good waves. It's the place if you want to learn to handle late take offs. Body boarders have a ball when it's small.
It's a great spot. It will have some days when it produces some fantastic tubes. It's a bit heavy though and I've snapped a board just duckdiving when a big one broke on my back so be ready if it's over 4 foot. It can bounce you off the bottom as well.
By Anonymous , 04-07-2006
... - What a SICK wave when its on. Doesn't happen all that often but you'll get some of the maddest beach break barrels of your life
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