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Cape Cross surfing

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Different to most great surf spots these days in that it’s pretty deserted, but the reason is that you really have to work for it. On a good day in the winter you can ride for maybe a kilometre on the three big left point off shore breaks but you have to know where it starts and paddle past thousands of seals to get out there, which also smell up the place. There are waves here pretty much every day, the middle point is the most hollow and was the fastest when I was last there, but there are restrictions on when and where you can surf because of the seals (who surf with you.). If you’re doing a surfing safari type caper this has to go on your list. There’s nothing else here but sand and National Park, not even water but it can be a really memorable place to surf.

Written by  Kim Kendle.

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