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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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 Glencairn Reef

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 34° 9.493' S
Longitude: 18° 26.144' E

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 Access

Go to the small town of Glencairn. Go to the sea and to the left, cant miss it.

Drive on the Main Beach road from Fish Hoek towards Simons town at the intersection of the Express way there is a parking area.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the small town of Glencairn. Go to the sea and to the left, cant miss it.

Drive on the Main Beach road from Fish Hoek towards Simons town at the intersection of the Express way there is a parking area.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the small town of Glencairn. Go to the sea and to the left, cant miss it.

Drive on the Main Beach road from Fish Hoek towards Simons town at the intersection of the Express way there is a parking area.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to the small town of Glencairn. Go to the sea and to the left, cant miss it.

Drive on the Main Beach road from Fish Hoek towards Simons town at the intersection of the Express way there is a parking area.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Glencairn reef is awsome when its on. Its a mean lefthander that breaks off an shallow reef, sometimes only a foot or so deep. Experienced surfers. Crazy when big.

On big days after a winter storm the wave off the reef connects up to the beach break, can get epic!

Be careful its really shallow and many a board has been snapped here.

English (Translate this text in English): Glencairn reef is awsome when its on. Its a mean lefthander that breaks off an shallow reef, sometimes only a foot or so deep. Experienced surfers. Crazy when big.

On big days after a winter storm the wave off the reef connects up to the beach break, can get epic!

Be careful its really shallow and many a board has been snapped here.

English (Translate this text in English): Glencairn reef is awsome when its on. Its a mean lefthander that breaks off an shallow reef, sometimes only a foot or so deep. Experienced surfers. Crazy when big.

On big days after a winter storm the wave off the reef connects up to the beach break, can get epic!

Be careful its really shallow and many a board has been snapped here.

English (Translate this text in English): Glencairn reef is awsome when its on. Its a mean lefthander that breaks off an shallow reef, sometimes only a foot or so deep. Experienced surfers. Crazy when big.

On big days after a winter storm the wave off the reef connects up to the beach break, can get epic!

Be careful its really shallow and many a board has been snapped here.

Atmosphere

Winter months it pumps.

Glencairn Reef is home to old style locals who don't take to kindly to kooks trying to surf the reef, be respectful and you will get your fair share of waves

Best after winter storms!

The take off is really fast so use a board with some rocker.

English (Translate this text in English): Winter months it pumps.

Glencairn Reef is home to old style locals who don't take to kindly to kooks trying to surf the reef, be respectful and you will get your fair share of waves

Best after winter storms!

The take off is really fast so use a board with some rocker.

English (Translate this text in English): Winter months it pumps.

Glencairn Reef is home to old style locals who don't take to kindly to kooks trying to surf the reef, be respectful and you will get your fair share of waves

Best after winter storms!

The take off is really fast so use a board with some rocker.

English (Translate this text in English): Winter months it pumps.

Glencairn Reef is home to old style locals who don't take to kindly to kooks trying to surf the reef, be respectful and you will get your fair share of waves

Best after winter storms!

The take off is really fast so use a board with some rocker.

General

When the other reefs in False bay are cooking and packed out give Glencairn a go, usually only a couple of guys in the water but be warned not for beginners.

English (Translate this text in English): When the other reefs in False bay are cooking and packed out give Glencairn a go, usually only a couple of guys in the water but be warned not for beginners.

English (Translate this text in English): When the other reefs in False bay are cooking and packed out give Glencairn a go, usually only a couple of guys in the water but be warned not for beginners.

English (Translate this text in English): When the other reefs in False bay are cooking and packed out give Glencairn a go, usually only a couple of guys in the water but be warned not for beginners.

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