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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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 Donkin Bay

South Africa, West Coast

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 Access

If you know the west coast, youll know where to to.

English (Translate this text in English): If you know the west coast, youll know where to to.

English (Translate this text in English): If you know the west coast, youll know where to to.

English (Translate this text in English): If you know the west coast, youll know where to to.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Donkinbaai

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest

Good wind directionSouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Left point break. Needs a solid 10' + storm swell, preferably in winter. A reef on the outside blocks off much of the force. Like Elands, it copes with SW winds. Works on a low tide. Likely to be working if Elands is out of control.

English (Translate this text in English): Left point break. Needs a solid 10' + storm swell, preferably in winter. A reef on the outside blocks off much of the force. Like Elands, it copes with SW winds. Works on a low tide. Likely to be working if Elands is out of control.

English (Translate this text in English): Left point break. Needs a solid 10' + storm swell, preferably in winter. A reef on the outside blocks off much of the force. Like Elands, it copes with SW winds. Works on a low tide. Likely to be working if Elands is out of control.

English (Translate this text in English): Left point break. Needs a solid 10' + storm swell, preferably in winter. A reef on the outside blocks off much of the force. Like Elands, it copes with SW winds. Works on a low tide. Likely to be working if Elands is out of control.

Atmosphere

Perfect, long wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Perfect, long wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Perfect, long wave.

English (Translate this text in English): Perfect, long wave.

General

Youll freeze your poes off but its well worth it!

English (Translate this text in English): Youll freeze your poes off but its well worth it!

English (Translate this text in English): Youll freeze your poes off but its well worth it!

English (Translate this text in English): Youll freeze your poes off but its well worth it!

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By Big Prokamzi , 15-12-2008

Caution: you are entering part of restrictred area for an endangered species of wildlife named the "Flaming Jono-bird." - You are a rare breed indeed J-boy, only you already knew that; didn't you? You also think you're the only bloke who knows the west coast of Africa; eh J-gay?

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