Situated at the Point, Inner Pool is the playground for most locals. It has a great peeling, consistent top-to-bottom wave, or hotdog wave, which means you can pull about any saucy maneuver on it.
Young and old thrive here, from the competitive rising stars, to the legends of Mossel Bay.
Works best: 3-5ft – Pushing tide – SW winds
What makes Outer Pool famous, is the length of the ride and the barrel down at the bottom section. Right is the most popular route, but the hardened and experienced surfers also love the left.
It´s rated as the best, most consistent wave in Mossel Bay and also one of the best in South Africa. The perfect bigger brother to Inner Pool.
Works best: 3-5ft – Low tide – SW winds
Mystery Reef is the local big wave spot, special in that it can handle any size swell. The perfect A-frame peak can be surfed on smaller days, but the Bigger the Better.
You´ll need big balls to surf these big walls when it´s working.
Works best: 6ft plus – High Tide – SW Winds
Moving along the coast we come to Ding Dang, a classic and an old favourite. On the right day you’ve got two fantastic options: This A-frame barrelling wave gives either a lekka hollow, barrelling left or long right walls to practice your wizardry on.
Ding Dang, delivering the goods from beginning to end.
Works best: 3-6ft – High Tide – SW winds
If you´re starting out, Diaz Beach is where you want to be. It´s a great beach break, which means no rocks and there are a few different waves to avoid over-crowding. The currents around High Tide allow for some clean waves.
This is where you want to learn your balance, your pop-up and your first few moves. Also provides many lovely sun-tanned, bikini bodies to impress in the summer holidays.
Works best: 2-5ft – High Tide – NW winds
Very popular in the late eighties, Bayview can still provide the best beach break waves in town, on the right day.
The wave forms off a reef, which then throws a perfect peak left and right onto a sand bottom. Unfortunately it´s easily affected by the South Westerly wind in the afternoon, making it choppy in an instant. But if you can get it when it´s good, it´s really good, with more juice and hollow sections than Diaz.
Hartenbos River Mouth is a left hander that works well on smaller days on a south easterly swell and can get very hollow, so you need to know your thing to take-off and catch these waves.
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