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Latitude: 19° 22.343' S
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Go North Of Cape cross and look on a map.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Private access
Alternative name Blackrocks, Lawn-mowers
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey, Slab
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Private beach
There are two waves here. Firstly a pretty long lefthand reef break close to the Toscanini settlement. (Basicly infront of it.) This is a powerful spot that offers long rides but does not get very hollow. The second spot is located a short walk north of here. (you can see it from Toscanini.) This is a really scary and challenging wave which we call 'lawn mowers'. It breaks over a shallow reef with a few steel cables and other garbage thrown into the sea and can only be surfed with bodyboard. Its a short, intense ride and 7 out of 10 waves close out over the reef so timing it is essential. The wave itself is a thick and slabby beast of a wave and is only for kamakazi's who enjoy the odd beating.
The water and rocks have a strange black colour to them here and this together with the mist (which is always here) makes it a nerve racking experience to surf in. Taken many a beating here but it was deffinately worth it!
Awsome. No one around. Best time to surf is at mid-day when there is less mist to appreciate the breath-taking and isolated scenery. I believe passes to here are available but through alot of paper work and at a price, which in my opinion is a small price to pay for miles of perfect and uncrowded surf in total isolation.
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