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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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 Dangers, reef

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 7.326' S
Longitude: 18° 27.387' E

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Coming from Muizenburg:follow the main road past Muizenburg.Keep driving until you get past S.t James train station.As you get passed the station there is a parking spot on the left.Can't miss it.Coming from Fish Hoek:Follow main road passed Kalk Bay.Theres a parking spot on the right with a tennis court next to it.Can't miss it.

English (Translate this text in English): Coming from Muizenburg:follow the main road past Muizenburg.Keep driving until you get past S.t James train station.As you get passed the station there is a parking spot on the left.Can't miss it.Coming from Fish Hoek:Follow main road passed Kalk Bay.Theres a parking spot on the right with a tennis court next to it.Can't miss it.

English (Translate this text in English): Coming from Muizenburg:follow the main road past Muizenburg.Keep driving until you get past S.t James train station.As you get passed the station there is a parking spot on the left.Can't miss it.Coming from Fish Hoek:Follow main road passed Kalk Bay.Theres a parking spot on the right with a tennis court next to it.Can't miss it.

English (Translate this text in English): Coming from Muizenburg:follow the main road past Muizenburg.Keep driving until you get past S.t James train station.As you get passed the station there is a parking spot on the left.Can't miss it.Coming from Fish Hoek:Follow main road passed Kalk Bay.Theres a parking spot on the right with a tennis court next to it.Can't miss it.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomFlat rocks

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

The wave has two directions two it. The left, which works on any swell above 2m and the right, which tends to only work on massive swell. Both directions have their uses. The left is a hollow takeoff into a hollow, but soft, barrel section, followed by a decently long ride, as long as their is decent swell and offshore winds. Unlike the right, the left is extremely vulnerable to the wind and incorrect wind will often lead to a quick takeoff, followed by closeouts and white water.

The right only tends to work on larger swell. When a wave comes over the right side of the reef, it provides a fast takeoff down the wave, which is nowhere near as hollow as the left and therefore, is less prone to closeouts. The wave is ridden right off the reef, along the sand bottomed area of the wave, which is opposite the beach and can be ridden for much longer than the left.

The reef itself is just a bunch of flat rocks, covered in kelp and redbait. The reef is really shallow and causes the wave to suck up really fast, causing the right and left takeoffs to have a large gap between them. On a big day, you can take a small beating if you take off really deep on the reef and go over the falls, but otherwise, the wave is a teddy bear.

The reef is also only surfable on a rising to high tide, as too low of a tide will cause you too ding your board or cause the wave too suck up too fast.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave has two directions two it. The left, which works on any swell above 2m and the right, which tends to only work on massive swell. Both directions have their uses. The left is a hollow takeoff into a hollow, but soft, barrel section, followed by a decently long ride, as long as their is decent swell and offshore winds. Unlike the right, the left is extremely vulnerable to the wind and incorrect wind will often lead to a quick takeoff, followed by closeouts and white water.

The right only tends to work on larger swell. When a wave comes over the right side of the reef, it provides a fast takeoff down the wave, which is nowhere near as hollow as the left and therefore, is less prone to closeouts. The wave is ridden right off the reef, along the sand bottomed area of the wave, which is opposite the beach and can be ridden for much longer than the left.

The reef itself is just a bunch of flat rocks, covered in kelp and redbait. The reef is really shallow and causes the wave to suck up really fast, causing the right and left takeoffs to have a large gap between them. On a big day, you can take a small beating if you take off really deep on the reef and go over the falls, but otherwise, the wave is a teddy bear.

The reef is also only surfable on a rising to high tide, as too low of a tide will cause you too ding your board or cause the wave too suck up too fast.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave has two directions two it. The left, which works on any swell above 2m and the right, which tends to only work on massive swell. Both directions have their uses. The left is a hollow takeoff into a hollow, but soft, barrel section, followed by a decently long ride, as long as their is decent swell and offshore winds. Unlike the right, the left is extremely vulnerable to the wind and incorrect wind will often lead to a quick takeoff, followed by closeouts and white water.

The right only tends to work on larger swell. When a wave comes over the right side of the reef, it provides a fast takeoff down the wave, which is nowhere near as hollow as the left and therefore, is less prone to closeouts. The wave is ridden right off the reef, along the sand bottomed area of the wave, which is opposite the beach and can be ridden for much longer than the left.

The reef itself is just a bunch of flat rocks, covered in kelp and redbait. The reef is really shallow and causes the wave to suck up really fast, causing the right and left takeoffs to have a large gap between them. On a big day, you can take a small beating if you take off really deep on the reef and go over the falls, but otherwise, the wave is a teddy bear.

The reef is also only surfable on a rising to high tide, as too low of a tide will cause you too ding your board or cause the wave too suck up too fast.

English (Translate this text in English): The wave has two directions two it. The left, which works on any swell above 2m and the right, which tends to only work on massive swell. Both directions have their uses. The left is a hollow takeoff into a hollow, but soft, barrel section, followed by a decently long ride, as long as their is decent swell and offshore winds. Unlike the right, the left is extremely vulnerable to the wind and incorrect wind will often lead to a quick takeoff, followed by closeouts and white water.

The right only tends to work on larger swell. When a wave comes over the right side of the reef, it provides a fast takeoff down the wave, which is nowhere near as hollow as the left and therefore, is less prone to closeouts. The wave is ridden right off the reef, along the sand bottomed area of the wave, which is opposite the beach and can be ridden for much longer than the left.

The reef itself is just a bunch of flat rocks, covered in kelp and redbait. The reef is really shallow and causes the wave to suck up really fast, causing the right and left takeoffs to have a large gap between them. On a big day, you can take a small beating if you take off really deep on the reef and go over the falls, but otherwise, the wave is a teddy bear.

The reef is also only surfable on a rising to high tide, as too low of a tide will cause you too ding your board or cause the wave too suck up too fast.

Atmosphere

Due too it rarely breaking perfectly and an abundance of surf spots in the area, dangers is not heavily surfed. However, if its working, their will be people out. Their is no localism on the reef and there is not a real serious asshole problem.

The beach inwhich Dangers Reef is situated, Dangers Beach, is notorious for its sometimes strong riptide. The rip its self is far away from the reef and is also easy to get out of by paddling parallel to the shoreline. You will not experience any rips around the reef.

During summertime, lifeguards are placed on the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Due too it rarely breaking perfectly and an abundance of surf spots in the area, dangers is not heavily surfed. However, if its working, their will be people out. Their is no localism on the reef and there is not a real serious asshole problem.

The beach inwhich Dangers Reef is situated, Dangers Beach, is notorious for its sometimes strong riptide. The rip its self is far away from the reef and is also easy to get out of by paddling parallel to the shoreline. You will not experience any rips around the reef.

During summertime, lifeguards are placed on the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Due too it rarely breaking perfectly and an abundance of surf spots in the area, dangers is not heavily surfed. However, if its working, their will be people out. Their is no localism on the reef and there is not a real serious asshole problem.

The beach inwhich Dangers Reef is situated, Dangers Beach, is notorious for its sometimes strong riptide. The rip its self is far away from the reef and is also easy to get out of by paddling parallel to the shoreline. You will not experience any rips around the reef.

During summertime, lifeguards are placed on the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Due too it rarely breaking perfectly and an abundance of surf spots in the area, dangers is not heavily surfed. However, if its working, their will be people out. Their is no localism on the reef and there is not a real serious asshole problem.

The beach inwhich Dangers Reef is situated, Dangers Beach, is notorious for its sometimes strong riptide. The rip its self is far away from the reef and is also easy to get out of by paddling parallel to the shoreline. You will not experience any rips around the reef.

During summertime, lifeguards are placed on the beach.

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