Sharks and bluebottles in the summer. You’re often sitting very far out, too, which can pose a hazard if you break a leash. And being so crowded, so often, with so many different types of waveriders, there’s a lot of unguided missiles.
Easiest access ever, with plenty of parking in front and a five-meter walk onto the beach.
Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard
The bottom is sand all the way out into the bay. To the right of the main break is a rocky headland, but the waves aren’t any better there. Surfers tend to stick to the waves in front, unless it gets really crowded.
It’s offshore on a northwesterly, the predominant winter wind in Cape Town, and howling onshore with the southeasterly “Cape Doctor” throughout the summer. The onshores bring bluebottles by the hordes. It gets a bit colder in winter, but those long, groomed walls are a Southern Hemi winter phenomenon.