rubey's photo of Kommetjie

late evening Sunset reef.....

Average rating of 4.75 from 162 votes


Spot Location: South Africa > South Africa > Kommetjie

Date Taken: 11th March 2011. 39423 page views since 3rd May 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
13.5ft 14s 211.68° 0.5ft 13s   14 20 mph Mostly Clear 66°f
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bax beston May 10, 2011 Rating: 0

bbarilliant bphotography! bell done to the bphotographer....I am visualizing that bI am the surfer, bbeing enclosed by that bbeautiful bave. It's like my berect benis bbeing enclosed bby a bbeautiful bbagina.

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backdoor1o1 May 9, 2011 Rating: -1


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Rich May 8, 2011 Rating: 2

if carlsberg did waves....

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fhflipper May 8, 2011 Rating: -5

... it would be a left and water wouldnt be 8'C

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galesurfer May 5, 2011 Rating: -1

is there a color print?

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rubey May 6, 2011 Rating: -1

hi, this was taken just down from Long beach parking, so not quite crons......

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fhflipper May 5, 2011 Rating: 0

Rubey; was this taken from Krans..? or further round..?

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rubey May 5, 2011 Rating: -1

hi, yes there is......it has the beautiful golden light of evening but i also loved the shapes and shades of grey.....

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Green_Rasta May 5, 2011 Rating: -1

does he make the drop??

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rubey May 5, 2011 Rating: -1

yeah he did make the drop.....

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Sean May 4, 2011 Rating: -1

look at cliff in the backround

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Coelacanth May 8, 2011 Rating: 0

I heard Ron Jeremy moved to Australia for awhile...But then he moved back because he felt so...inadequate.

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the vanity project May 6, 2011 Rating: 1

In Australia that’s a small hillock right? …….Ahhhh to be 10ft taller

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burner May 5, 2011 Rating: -1

cliff? ...what cliff?

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Martin Hughes May 4, 2011 Rating: -2

Bommie beautie

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take it for granted? - never May 4, 2011 Rating: -1

once upon a time.....

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live4life May 4, 2011 Rating: 3

ahh yeaa :) kommetjie represent!!

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fhflipper May 4, 2011 Rating: -1

Far more sharks on the false bay side... Only times I ever saw a shark on this side was in the clear waters around the hoek cruising right in near the rock. Anyways, stop moaning - we all know the risks. Regardless of chumming etc, we all make that decision to get into the water and do what we love so much.

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stanley May 4, 2011 Rating: 3

I'm not sure whats scarier, sharks in the line up or a golf advert on the home page of this website!

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the vanity project May 6, 2011 Rating: 4

There could be some mileage in that theory. That month we had all the powerbalance adverts I had been searching google for meaningless tat and typed in the search bar “waste of money”

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stanley May 5, 2011 Rating: 1

Cheers dude, but i wasn't looking at no golfing websites, i promise! Today it's sushi ads, can kinda handle that.

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Rectimus Primal May 4, 2011 Rating: 8

Ad was served via pixel retargeting, you probably visited a golf site sometime in the past 60 days. Clear your cookies then you won't have the problem. If you need me I'll be in my cube being a noob :-/

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gemini May 4, 2011 Rating: 21

Firstly, awesome photo of a majestic wave! Secondly, noting all the shark comments... there is a growing sentiment in the underground local Cape surf scene that the ever increasing shark problems are possibly/likely attributed to the ever increasing chumming (feeding) of said sharks for tourists in cages. For more information google the group Surfers Against Shark Cage Diving (dear ed, that is not a direct link plug;)and if you feel what is being said join the cause's Facebook page. After all, its us surfers for the most part who will feel the effects of any change in The Men in Grey Suits' behaviour!

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soutie May 9, 2011 Rating: -1

wish i could say the same thing bout the states, but i have never been.

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d3 May 7, 2011 Rating: 4

I went to south africa last summer and i planned on shark diving, read up a bit on it and canceled, cage diving is one of the biggest problems in drawing sharks closer to the shores. By the way, unbelievable country, it is one of those places you visit and never want to leave! love the pic...

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soutie May 5, 2011 Rating: 0

haha, true, but i dont tease with the 7 iron. thats the coup de grace.

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Coelacanth May 5, 2011 Rating: -1

You don't fool me Crusty. You'd be the first one on the boat to tee a poor little Pekinese off the bow with a 7 iron.

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soutie May 5, 2011 Rating: 0

yip, i was taught its wrong to tease animals.

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burner May 4, 2011 Rating: 3

same issue has been brought up in numerous convos i've had with the boys here on the west coast of South Oz, will defo check the page out. cheers.

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b0ngman May 4, 2011 Rating: -1

props to this surfer... you just know there is at least one 15 footer lurking out there

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mafia May 4, 2011 Rating: -1


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StoatFaceLanust May 4, 2011 Rating: -3

looks sharktastic!

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Daniel Satchell May 4, 2011 Rating: 0

Sunsets... Man the amount of times me and my buddy Jules used to watch this place go-off when we were surfing Kommetjie beach... Awesome

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dizzy87 May 4, 2011 Rating: 0

Beautiful location, awesome wave, epic photo. Thank you sir for taking my mind to where I just came back from after spending 6 months there in summer.

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kernowaj May 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Stunning picture. Looks a bit sharky though espically in early evening!

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labrat May 4, 2011 Rating: -2

Plenty of Sharkies about!

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olybug May 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Yep .. agree too. Need more shots where you see the wave in its surroundings not just inside the barrel.

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nialldo May 4, 2011 Rating: 2

I've just added this to my places I want to go before I die list. It really is a beautiful photo.

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Platinumfinz May 5, 2011 Rating: -1

The photo is beauts, however doesn't do it justice. For me, its Home!

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Nurno May 4, 2011 Rating: 0

That might be a short-lived list judging by the shark comments above! Top shot and brave charger.

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billyboy May 4, 2011 Rating: 1

what a truly epic shot !! Congratulations sir !

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fattykelly May 4, 2011 Rating: 11

Excellent. Makes a nice change from all the arty-farty-inside-the-wave shots of late. Super stuff

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archibald gruntfuttock May 6, 2011 Rating: -1

well all the best to you.

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George.Bolster May 5, 2011 Rating: -1

nope, Warren is brown bread coming on 5 yrs in a couple of months (6th September for wikifreaks)... Long lost cousin and all that jazz...its a small family, he's out of Virginia & i'm irish born and bred...

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archibald gruntfuttock May 4, 2011 Rating: -1

is warren your dad? and if so were you named after Greenough ;)

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George.Bolster May 4, 2011 Rating: -1

Great comment!

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archibald gruntfuttock May 4, 2011 Rating: 7

aint that a fact! as others have said, so much better to see the wave in context than some numpty's output who's just bought a go pro and thinks he's warren bolster

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SurfTaiwan.com May 4, 2011 Rating: 8

By far one of he best surf photos I've ever seen. Ten out of ten for composition.

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potato-head assasination May 9, 2011 Rating: -1

Hey i get you dont ask a man (or from the looks of the pic- a lady) what equipment shes using. Kinda like asking "what spot is this?" But to neg a thankful response just doesnt jive

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Tequila Sunrise May 5, 2011 Rating: -1

Magic result.

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rubey May 5, 2011 Rating: 0

thanks to all, much appreciated.....

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rubey May 5, 2011 Rating: -1

hi, my pics dont always work over this distance, as i dont like using a tripod.......but this one did... the lens is a canon 100-400, set at ISO 200, f/6.3,speed 1/160

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Tequila Sunrise May 4, 2011 Rating: -4

Incredible depth of focus. What cam/lense/f-stop to cover 6Km?

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gangia2006 May 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Totally agree!