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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 34° 10.885' S
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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
Alternative name Factory
Wave qualityWorld Class
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Good Especially for experienced surfers but can be very dangerous.
One of the classic bigger wave spots - you'll need all your paddling strength here on big days.
Crazy wave, bset left to professionals.
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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