cyberfish's photo of Durban

Some beasts came through - check the backie breaking on the shark nets!

Average rating of 4.60 from 100 votes


Spot Location: South Africa > South Africa > Durban

Date Taken: 23rd June 2011. 18156 page views since 23rd June 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
10ft 13s 142.72° 0.9ft 11s   5 6 mph Mostly Sunny 68°f
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Francois Bouwer Oct 5, 2011 Rating: -2

That swell was epic. On the 21st when the swell went through Mossel Bay, I surfed the whole day. I made it out of like 15 full on tubes and countless head dips. On every singe wave there was a head dip, and every third a full on tube. That one day taught me 90% of what I know now about tube riding today, and changed my entire view on surfing.

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Mitchell L. Jun 29, 2011 Rating: 0

why must i live in florida the waves suck, i need a vacation

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Mitchell L. Jul 15, 2011 Rating: 0

oh i forgot to say FIRST!!!!!!!

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Hosh Jun 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Durbs has been firing all week! Warm water, pleasant weather (mostly :) ) and cooking winter surf! No better place to be in SA

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The Kookoo Jun 28, 2011 Rating: 0

I find it hard enough keeping my footing when ya flying down the face of an over head wave, let alone any higher: how these guys keep their composure in surf like this is beyond me - incredible effort! Great to see a paddle in too :D

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markdbn Jun 28, 2011 Rating: 0

Too true. And if you go to the next shot, he's not even riding a gun. It looks like a regular 6ft thruster. Madness!

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compcomplex Jun 27, 2011 Rating: 0

Wow, and the second wave primed right behind. That must've been a heck of a day...

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chenson Jun 27, 2011 Rating: -1


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road dog Jun 27, 2011 Rating: 1

barefoot surfing.

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compcomplex Jun 27, 2011 Rating: -1

Ha, does look like it...

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MarkH Jun 26, 2011 Rating: 0


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Sunspot Jun 26, 2011 Rating: 0

Saw the charts for this and figured the pics would come flooding in. Wonder what J-bay looked like? Awesome

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Sunspot Jun 26, 2011 Rating: 0

did he make it.., alive I mean?

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olishep Jun 24, 2011 Rating: 8

I'll just be here on the pier thanks.

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markdbn Jun 27, 2011 Rating: 2

Turns out the piers weren't safe either. Some waves breaking over onto the platform of new pier. Madness.