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Melkbosstrand - Cape Town, South Africa


Haakgat is a world class point break that is located south of Melkbosstrand and north of Bloubergstrand, just below the Atlantic Beach Golf Club. It only works when there’s a very big swell. It’s a clean wave that can be mast high. It receives strong winds from the SE and the water is quite cold, even in the summer. You can enter the water at the most northern point of the beach, but it can be complicated so you have to be patient and read the waves well. You’ll know straight away if it’s a good day and if it’s crowded as you’ll be able to see many cars parked along the coast from the road.


The wave is very surfable and can hold a lot of size. It has various sections, the can be a bit choppy at the beginning but it stays glassy below and collects more. The wind is side shore and you can jump but surfing predominates. You should take care with the beachbreak when you enter at high tide as there is a strong current.
Optimal Conditions
  • Type
  • Wind
  • Tide
    Low, mid
  • Swell
  • Bottom
    Rock, sand
  • Size
    3 to 20 ft
  • Time of year
    October to March
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