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Latitude: 30° 25.504' S
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Drive south Durban (about 50 kms), until you see an off ramp named 'Ifafa Beach', turn left and your there. hint:(Its not quite the main beach)
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Ifafa Reef, Fafa
Wave qualityTotally Epic
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Beautiful isoalted long beach, wave breaks at a normal 4-5ft. The reef however holds up to 12ft easily depending on winds and swell during the winter.
Can get busy when the wave is cranking, Ifafa Beach water is so warm and beautiful...but the reef is powerful and shallow.
Empty lineup and mellow vibe.Enjoy!
By Anonymous , 25-11-2007
Crazy - ja i came here in may and it was epic! the early wave is the best before the wind picks up...this spot is a real gem if you can find it
By Anonymous , 20-11-2007
thieves - Just watch out for thieves and hijackers!!
That Ifafa is the most dangerous area in the South Coast...
By Anonymous , 18-11-2007
--- - If this break was more consistent it would be one of the best waves on the East Coast.
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