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 Buffels Bay

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 19.455' S
Longitude: 18° 27.96' E

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In the reserve at Cape Point.

English (Translate this text in English): In the reserve at Cape Point.

English (Translate this text in English): In the reserve at Cape Point.

English (Translate this text in English): In the reserve at Cape Point.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Reserve

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomBoulders

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth

Good wind directionNorth, Don't know

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

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

A classic righthand pointbreak tucked away in the Reserve, on the False Bay side. Befriend a local if you want to surf it. It is fiercely protected. Needs an enormous swell - a 15-20' South swell - to push into the swell window that protects False Bay from the brunt of the ocean. When it's working, the veterans venture from the woodwork, or should that be a woodie panel van? It's a difficult wave to master because it holds off in deep water, then suddenly jacks up on the outside of this point and races down the rocks into a small bay. Buffels only starts working at about 6', and can be inconsistent unless the swell is coming from a mega cyclonic system out to sea. But once you've caught a wave, you get a classic walling wave that runs for a good long time.

English (Translate this text in English): A classic righthand pointbreak tucked away in the Reserve, on the False Bay side. Befriend a local if you want to surf it. It is fiercely protected. Needs an enormous swell - a 15-20' South swell - to push into the swell window that protects False Bay from the brunt of the ocean. When it's working, the veterans venture from the woodwork, or should that be a woodie panel van? It's a difficult wave to master because it holds off in deep water, then suddenly jacks up on the outside of this point and races down the rocks into a small bay. Buffels only starts working at about 6', and can be inconsistent unless the swell is coming from a mega cyclonic system out to sea. But once you've caught a wave, you get a classic walling wave that runs for a good long time.

English (Translate this text in English): A classic righthand pointbreak tucked away in the Reserve, on the False Bay side. Befriend a local if you want to surf it. It is fiercely protected. Needs an enormous swell - a 15-20' South swell - to push into the swell window that protects False Bay from the brunt of the ocean. When it's working, the veterans venture from the woodwork, or should that be a woodie panel van? It's a difficult wave to master because it holds off in deep water, then suddenly jacks up on the outside of this point and races down the rocks into a small bay. Buffels only starts working at about 6', and can be inconsistent unless the swell is coming from a mega cyclonic system out to sea. But once you've caught a wave, you get a classic walling wave that runs for a good long time.

English (Translate this text in English): A classic righthand pointbreak tucked away in the Reserve, on the False Bay side. Befriend a local if you want to surf it. It is fiercely protected. Needs an enormous swell - a 15-20' South swell - to push into the swell window that protects False Bay from the brunt of the ocean. When it's working, the veterans venture from the woodwork, or should that be a woodie panel van? It's a difficult wave to master because it holds off in deep water, then suddenly jacks up on the outside of this point and races down the rocks into a small bay. Buffels only starts working at about 6', and can be inconsistent unless the swell is coming from a mega cyclonic system out to sea. But once you've caught a wave, you get a classic walling wave that runs for a good long time.

Atmosphere

Locals are all over this spot when its on but wait your turn and eventually youll get something. Everyone knows when its on and all flock to it. Can be frustrating waiting for a wave but youll get one eventually. Dont get caught on the inside or you're in trouble. Many have broken boards and some serious injuries have occured here. Its a fast and very powerful wave that needs to be raced through.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are all over this spot when its on but wait your turn and eventually youll get something. Everyone knows when its on and all flock to it. Can be frustrating waiting for a wave but youll get one eventually. Dont get caught on the inside or you're in trouble. Many have broken boards and some serious injuries have occured here. Its a fast and very powerful wave that needs to be raced through.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are all over this spot when its on but wait your turn and eventually youll get something. Everyone knows when its on and all flock to it. Can be frustrating waiting for a wave but youll get one eventually. Dont get caught on the inside or you're in trouble. Many have broken boards and some serious injuries have occured here. Its a fast and very powerful wave that needs to be raced through.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals are all over this spot when its on but wait your turn and eventually youll get something. Everyone knows when its on and all flock to it. Can be frustrating waiting for a wave but youll get one eventually. Dont get caught on the inside or you're in trouble. Many have broken boards and some serious injuries have occured here. Its a fast and very powerful wave that needs to be raced through.

General

Go big or go home!!! Beautiful scenery. Baboons are a nuisance at times so leave them alone and they'll leave you. Feed them and they'll follow you home..

English (Translate this text in English): Go big or go home!!! Beautiful scenery. Baboons are a nuisance at times so leave them alone and they'll leave you. Feed them and they'll follow you home..

English (Translate this text in English): Go big or go home!!! Beautiful scenery. Baboons are a nuisance at times so leave them alone and they'll leave you. Feed them and they'll follow you home..

English (Translate this text in English): Go big or go home!!! Beautiful scenery. Baboons are a nuisance at times so leave them alone and they'll leave you. Feed them and they'll follow you home..

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Buffels Bay
South Africa

Buffels Bay
South Africa

Buffels Bay
South Africa

Buffels Bay
South Africa

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By Anonymous , 31-08-2007

BIG BALLS NEEDED HERE!! - Crowds get big and 'locals' are all over this spot when its on. Be patient and ye shall be rewarded!

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