Search for the Perfect Wave

Sports & Leisure / Water Sport in or near St Francis Bay, Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in St Francis BaySearch for the Perfect Wave

Sports & Leisure Water Sport Sunshine Coast

Where? From Humansdorp (off N2), follow signs to Cape St Francis / St. Francis Bay. Follow the road until you reach a parking lot at the Seal Point Lighthouse.

When? Daily.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in St Francis Bay, in Eastern Cape

Surfing film pioneer Bruce Brown hunted the world's perfect surf spots in the 1960's cult film classic ' The Endless Summer'. The tag line; 'The Search for the Perfect Wave'. Featured surf spot; Seal Point, Cape St Francis Bay, sunny South Africa.

Crowned 'the Father of Surf Films', Bruce in turn exposed this local swell that starred in the film later to be dubbed as 'Bruce's Beauties'. Surf the Seal Point reeling tube beauties that legendary surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August travelled the world to ride in this surfing documentary. A surf spot for the fearless, this exposed point break along the Jeffrey's Bay coastline, is favoured alongside Jeffreys Bay (nicknamed 'J-Bay') as an ultimate wave ride. Suitable for experienced surfers who enjoy uncrowded surfs even in pumping swells.

Most of Seal Point's swell is generated from ground swells with an angle from a South South Easterly direction producing the best swell. An off shore wind blowing in a North Westerly direction is the best breeze to surf this point in. To combat the ecological effect that time has eroded on this Indian Ocean surf spot since the film release, top-notch artificial reefs are being introduced to produce an awesome barrelling wave. These 3 possibly 4 reefs will widen this warm white sanded beach and regulate the sand flow around the bay. The reefs will be man-made from supersized geotextile fabric bags which will be filled with sand from the local Kromme River Estuary. The reef will produce a fast, hollow, right hand breaking wave and a short, left-hander for an intense ride.

The split peak reefs will generate outstanding quality waves predicted to pump out a 100m long wave ride to be harnessed by experts. The reefs will simply break the swell so each beach breaker will still have its own natural characteristics and characteristic Seal Point thrill. This world-class surf spot is reliable supplying an average of 150 quality surfing days annually. The swell starts working at less than 1m (3ft) and holds over 3m (10ft). Suit up, keep an eye out for sharks, watch for urchins, beware the rips (so don't snake out!) and enjoy Seals.

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Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in St Francis Bay

Milkwood Country Cottage

Guest House

Milkwood Country Cottage

Milkwood Country Cottage has unique charm and is situated in a village like no other St Francis Bay, gateway to the famed ... more

Sandals Guesthouse

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Sandals Guesthouse

Sandals is ideally situated in the picturesque town of St Francis Bay. Situated 50 metres from the main beach, nestling ... more

Mi Ki Guesthouse

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Mi Ki Guesthouse

Mi Ki Guesthouse offers comfortable bed & breakfast accommodation just 200m from the lookout point in St Francis Bay ... more


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