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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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 Crayfish Factory

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 10.885' S
Longitude: 18° 20.542' E

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 Access

Out on the cape

English (Translate this text in English): Out on the cape

English (Translate this text in English): Out on the cape

English (Translate this text in English): Out on the cape

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Factory

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth

Good wind directionNorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Localism
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Good Especially for experienced surfers but can be very dangerous.

English (Translate this text in English): Good Especially for experienced surfers but can be very dangerous.

English (Translate this text in English): Good Especially for experienced surfers but can be very dangerous.

English (Translate this text in English): Good Especially for experienced surfers but can be very dangerous.

Atmosphere

One of the classic bigger wave spots - you'll need all your paddling strength here on big days.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the classic bigger wave spots - you'll need all your paddling strength here on big days.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the classic bigger wave spots - you'll need all your paddling strength here on big days.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the classic bigger wave spots - you'll need all your paddling strength here on big days.

General

Crazy wave, bset left to professionals.

English (Translate this text in English): Crazy wave, bset left to professionals.

English (Translate this text in English): Crazy wave, bset left to professionals.

English (Translate this text in English): Crazy wave, bset left to professionals.

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By anonymous , 05-03-2005

Conditions needed - Crayfish Factory only realy works during the winter when clean 16-18 sec. groundswell is running in a 10 - 25ft swell size. Best with a Light NW wind and a more Southerly swell direction.Dont paddle out on a small board (under a 8ft!) you will get worked. Has become quite crowded on resent and and has claimed a fair share of victims in its time. Handle with care and be surfing fit!

By anonymous , 24-02-2005

rates high - surfed the factory heaps in the old days and it got to be one of CT's best . Come to think of it it's better big wave than nearly all Oz . ..... nearly .... but then it's so consistent ..hhmmm

By anonymous , 19-02-2005

- dont even try this spot unless you have experience in big wave ya'll hear! You have been warned!

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