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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Southwest Reef

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 21.529' S
Longitude: 18° 29.837' E

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700 meters out from Cape point. Trust me if its on, youll see it.

English (Translate this text in English): 700 meters out from Cape point. Trust me if its on, youll see it.

English (Translate this text in English): 700 meters out from Cape point. Trust me if its on, youll see it.

English (Translate this text in English): 700 meters out from Cape point. Trust me if its on, youll see it.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Don't know

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

Power

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Over 3.5m / 12ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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 Additional Information

Giant wedge shaped a-frame peaks. Massive deep ocean atlantic swells reach here and unload on triangular reef. It has never been surfed properly at its potential, which is known to be around 40 to 60 feet and perfect.

English (Translate this text in English): Giant wedge shaped a-frame peaks. Massive deep ocean atlantic swells reach here and unload on triangular reef. It has never been surfed properly at its potential, which is known to be around 40 to 60 feet and perfect.

English (Translate this text in English): Giant wedge shaped a-frame peaks. Massive deep ocean atlantic swells reach here and unload on triangular reef. It has never been surfed properly at its potential, which is known to be around 40 to 60 feet and perfect.

English (Translate this text in English): Giant wedge shaped a-frame peaks. Massive deep ocean atlantic swells reach here and unload on triangular reef. It has never been surfed properly at its potential, which is known to be around 40 to 60 feet and perfect.

Atmosphere

Obviously should only be tackled by pro's. Scary spot, just amazing watching it.

English (Translate this text in English): Obviously should only be tackled by pro's. Scary spot, just amazing watching it.

English (Translate this text in English): Obviously should only be tackled by pro's. Scary spot, just amazing watching it.

English (Translate this text in English): Obviously should only be tackled by pro's. Scary spot, just amazing watching it.

General

It needs huge swell to turn on.

English (Translate this text in English): It needs huge swell to turn on.

English (Translate this text in English): It needs huge swell to turn on.

English (Translate this text in English): It needs huge swell to turn on.

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By Jefferson , 06-04-2010

Ow Lugar - Meu esse lugar é de arrepiar!
O mar é violento, super agitado

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