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User rating (16)
Typical African bay with animals grazing nearby and all sorts of activity in the water
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Park on the slipway and face the ski boats music or park on the mound and walk knowing it will be the same when you get back.
A bit touchy when the waves are good. The river creates the banks and also tires you out. So a worn out local does not appreciate being dropped in on!!!!
Great, and if you are adventurous try the left on the far side of the bay it barrels well and has claimed many unsuspecting surfers boards.
By anonymous , 17-05-2005
Lefts - yellows lefts are really underated, they have so much power and is so often hollow. they will give you a session to remmember.
By anonymous , 17-09-2003
Hollow - I surfed at Yellows in 1997 and found the banks just right. Hollow fast right hander, really clean and powerful for its size. Lots of paddling.
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 15-09-2002
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