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Head north along the dirt coastal road from Luderitz, in southern Namibia. Might be easier and quicker to get here with boat from Luderitz but if you got the time and a good 4x4, go for it. The wave is in a small bay south of Hotentott Bay, just outside Luderitz Bay. A windy long and difficult road down the mountain range infront of it and then you have to park and walk pretty far to get to it. It has a large island close by. (The largest infront of the mountain range.) If you live around Luderitz and youre a bodyboarder i'd recomend it. I will add GPS and better directions as soon as its on. Easier to find with GPS map and with boat.
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Private access
Alternative name The wedge
Wave qualityTotally Epic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Private beach
A classic righthand breaking wedge in the namib desert. The wave itself is a pretty ugly beast. The swell comes in from deep water and hits a shallow reef so at first it breaks as a reef break. This is the take off zone. Fast, powerful, and very shallow (about 2 feet of water) hold on to your balls and charge it hard. Try not to wipe out here cause you'll eat reef. It peaks close to a rock ledge extending out infront of it, so the swell retracts and moves back from the shore creating a perfect and super hollow wedge that eventually closes out in a heavy shorey style on the beach. On smaller days its easy to get in from the beach and an pretty easy paddle out but on bigger days its quicker (but sketchier) to jump off the rock ledge next to it. Theres a small deeper area where its easier.
One of my favourite waves in Namibia and a must if you live in Luderitz or visit here. Currents are not too bad here compared to alot of other nearby spots but it is Namibia, so that means lots of big fish to watch out for. I think this is private property so watch out not to get caught, though never seen any around to worry too much. By boat will definately be easier. You could park and launch it from the beach over the headland from the wave, in another bay where theres less swell.
Picks up alot more swell here than around Luderitz. Last time it was solid 6 foot here, while not much at Luderitz. There are also two sic looking lefthand pointbreaks between this spot and Luderitz, closer to Luderitz. Dont know if they have ever been surfed, deffinately worth checking out though I reckon. Bring all your stuff with you and camp out for a while cause its quite a far driveboat trip back to Luderitz. At night braai on the beach and sleep under the stars. One of my favourite places.
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