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Latitude: 34° 21.316' S
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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
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to
Best tide position
Best tide movement
- Rips / undertow
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.
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!!
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!
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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