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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Dias Beach

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 34° 21.316' S
Longitude: 18° 28.864' E

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Go to Cape Point nature reserve. Go to Dias beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Cape Point nature reserve. Go to Dias beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Cape Point nature reserve. Go to Dias beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Cape Point nature reserve. Go to Dias beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

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

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Bodyboarders still speak in awe of the day Mike Stewart was taken here and blew the place apart. It was never regarded as a surf spot until recently. Just around the corner from the sheer cliffs of Cape Point, it's an imposing venue. It also entails a stiff walk down and a steep half-hour climb back up. There is no beach to speak of, just rock, cliffs and a crunchy righthander that breaks close to the rocks, although does break left too. Better suited for bodyboarders, it has been ridden by standups too.

English (Translate this text in English): Bodyboarders still speak in awe of the day Mike Stewart was taken here and blew the place apart. It was never regarded as a surf spot until recently. Just around the corner from the sheer cliffs of Cape Point, it's an imposing venue. It also entails a stiff walk down and a steep half-hour climb back up. There is no beach to speak of, just rock, cliffs and a crunchy righthander that breaks close to the rocks, although does break left too. Better suited for bodyboarders, it has been ridden by standups too.

English (Translate this text in English): Bodyboarders still speak in awe of the day Mike Stewart was taken here and blew the place apart. It was never regarded as a surf spot until recently. Just around the corner from the sheer cliffs of Cape Point, it's an imposing venue. It also entails a stiff walk down and a steep half-hour climb back up. There is no beach to speak of, just rock, cliffs and a crunchy righthander that breaks close to the rocks, although does break left too. Better suited for bodyboarders, it has been ridden by standups too.

English (Translate this text in English): Bodyboarders still speak in awe of the day Mike Stewart was taken here and blew the place apart. It was never regarded as a surf spot until recently. Just around the corner from the sheer cliffs of Cape Point, it's an imposing venue. It also entails a stiff walk down and a steep half-hour climb back up. There is no beach to speak of, just rock, cliffs and a crunchy righthander that breaks close to the rocks, although does break left too. Better suited for bodyboarders, it has been ridden by standups too.

Atmosphere

Never a crowd. Picks up all swell so when everywhere in Capetown's flat - this is the place to go. Long walk to get there and back dodging baboons, which can be a nuisance and have on occasion stopped people from getting to the bay. (They do attack people sometimes but should be o.k if you leave them alone.)We, on one occasion, couldnt get out of the bay after a session cause the baboons had gathered around the stairway going to the beach. Dont show your teeth to them!!

English (Translate this text in English): Never a crowd. Picks up all swell so when everywhere in Capetown's flat - this is the place to go. Long walk to get there and back dodging baboons, which can be a nuisance and have on occasion stopped people from getting to the bay. (They do attack people sometimes but should be o.k if you leave them alone.)We, on one occasion, couldnt get out of the bay after a session cause the baboons had gathered around the stairway going to the beach. Dont show your teeth to them!!

English (Translate this text in English): Never a crowd. Picks up all swell so when everywhere in Capetown's flat - this is the place to go. Long walk to get there and back dodging baboons, which can be a nuisance and have on occasion stopped people from getting to the bay. (They do attack people sometimes but should be o.k if you leave them alone.)We, on one occasion, couldnt get out of the bay after a session cause the baboons had gathered around the stairway going to the beach. Dont show your teeth to them!!

English (Translate this text in English): Never a crowd. Picks up all swell so when everywhere in Capetown's flat - this is the place to go. Long walk to get there and back dodging baboons, which can be a nuisance and have on occasion stopped people from getting to the bay. (They do attack people sometimes but should be o.k if you leave them alone.)We, on one occasion, couldnt get out of the bay after a session cause the baboons had gathered around the stairway going to the beach. Dont show your teeth to them!!

General

Awesome spot. Heavy, thick mutant barrels on the right swell. Theres something very lekker about surfing in the most southern spot in africa where the indian and atlantic oceans meet!

Not quite - it is the south western most point of Africa. Cape Agulhas is the southern tip. Be very careful of the rip here - a couple of months back a very fit American tourist went for a body surf here and was never seen again. If you get ripped out to sea, next stop is the Antarctic! Baboons are aggressive, but will only attack if you have food in your backpack - DON'T CARRY FOOD!

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome spot. Heavy, thick mutant barrels on the right swell. Theres something very lekker about surfing in the most southern spot in africa where the indian and atlantic oceans meet!

Not quite - it is the south western most point of Africa. Cape Agulhas is the southern tip. Be very careful of the rip here - a couple of months back a very fit American tourist went for a body surf here and was never seen again. If you get ripped out to sea, next stop is the Antarctic! Baboons are aggressive, but will only attack if you have food in your backpack - DON'T CARRY FOOD!

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome spot. Heavy, thick mutant barrels on the right swell. Theres something very lekker about surfing in the most southern spot in africa where the indian and atlantic oceans meet!

Not quite - it is the south western most point of Africa. Cape Agulhas is the southern tip. Be very careful of the rip here - a couple of months back a very fit American tourist went for a body surf here and was never seen again. If you get ripped out to sea, next stop is the Antarctic! Baboons are aggressive, but will only attack if you have food in your backpack - DON'T CARRY FOOD!

English (Translate this text in English): Awesome spot. Heavy, thick mutant barrels on the right swell. Theres something very lekker about surfing in the most southern spot in africa where the indian and atlantic oceans meet!

Not quite - it is the south western most point of Africa. Cape Agulhas is the southern tip. Be very careful of the rip here - a couple of months back a very fit American tourist went for a body surf here and was never seen again. If you get ripped out to sea, next stop is the Antarctic! Baboons are aggressive, but will only attack if you have food in your backpack - DON'T CARRY FOOD!

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By Anonymous , 31-12-2007

Waiemea Shorey of SA!!! - When big and powerful, this place has been compared to Waimea shorey or yallingup in Oz, exact lookalikes of them. This is a HEAVY wave when big, almost impossible on a standup board and has the power to kill people, no jokes. Plus the currents can be very nasty. Best place ive ever surfed!

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