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Latitude: 33° 47.536' S
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Got to Capetown South Arfica,Travel from Capetown city north up the west coast of cape town. Pass a Place called Blue Berg Strand which is a popular beach among local holiday makers. And keep goin north. Between MelkBosStrand and Blue Berg Strand u have Big Bay if u travel north on the main coast road u cant miss it. U can also look up the phone number of the Big Bay Cafe for an adress if ur real useless.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Big Bay
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionEast, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Get in in the weekdays gets pretty packed in weekends. Lots of parking though and a shop there to buy food and drinks. when it gets big its not as crowded out the back with good conditions,head out then for a good surf.
Very friendly place many cool locals around the place not very aggresive as most locals. nice cafe with a good eviroment. great place to head out to with ur mates and catch some awsome waves during the week.
Good waves, away from the city a good beach break by any standards.
By Anonymous , 14-01-2008
Nice beach, Nice Break - Good beginner breaks, with intermediate breaks in the story season. Not too many meatheads.
Surfed for two years, and now I'm back in Canada. I miss it!! (although there are many other, more wicked breaks in that general vicinity)
By ernst , 27-02-2007
Big Bay gets Big - I've seen Big Bay swell up to 10-12ft face in stormy conditions - great to go out then as hardly anyone dares it into the waters.Wave gets tremendously crowded with kiteboarders and windsurfers (mostly from europe) when the wind's up around February.
By Chris , 16-02-2005
good option when all else fails - On rare occasions Big Bay works very well, but mostly its closing out. It's a good place for beginners, as the bay offers the illusion of safety, and there's an easy paddle out if you stick to the extreme left (as you face the water). Its overcrowded and overdeveloped, you'd be better off trying to make some surfing friends to show you the better spots in the area.Having said all that, I've had some good surfs there, usually when there's been a big storm, and all the open ocean spots are a seething mess.
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