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Pierre Hugo's photo of Cape Town

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Average rating of 4.38 from 45 votes

Cape Town

Spot Location: South Africa > South Africa > Cape Town

Date Taken: 1st September 2008. 14286 page views since 21st October 2008.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
26ft 16s 219.88°     18
mph
Mostly Cloudy 56°f
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Dean Logie Nov 2, 2008 Rating: 1

This looks like it could be 'heaven'on the west coast although i could be wrong.

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tommo Oct 24, 2008 Rating: 0

This link has some crazy images of shipsterns in Tasmania. good sequence of a guy getting smashed on a heavier wave than this one too. http://www.swellnet.com.au/sessions.php?session=The_Stern_Review_221008.php

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Mike Pearson Oct 23, 2008 Rating: 13

3 foot windswell.. looks like my bum hole. x

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XX Check This X Oct 23, 2008 Rating: -2

yea def got sucked over the falls

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fhflipper Oct 23, 2008 Rating: 0

Its not pollution - the west coast of cape town and northwards is well known for excessive foam and yellow tide. Its something you get used to although I do admit - it can be quite earie sometimes.

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denisjk Oct 23, 2008 Rating: -1

Bet you anything it closed out ontop of his head!!!

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XX Check This X Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 4

one crazy line

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sqirl Oct 22, 2008 Rating: -2

Thanks for directions Pierre.

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Pierre Hugo Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 2

This link is the next shot in the sequence, take a look! http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=77383

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chenson Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 1

i would rather surf waist high dribble for the rest of my life than to paddle into that furious frigid fecal-froth crapachino....great pic though.

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Doz Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 0

Whats with all the pollution in the water??

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Jimmy Barry Murphy Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 12

Prob super soft take off, and it gets a bit racy on the inside. I would have done it in boardshorts. Dont look cold at all.

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bazza Oct 22, 2008 Rating: -1

i would have pulled a rodeo air in that barrel... looks a bit soft though.. :}

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sqirl Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 1

This guy has titanium jewels for taking that line. That isnt kelp or reef by the way. Its a school of great whites thrashing about.

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catfish Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 17

ah doz sticks ans tones mate

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Doz Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 12

hey catfish. closeout blah blah.

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catfish Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 12

the ocean looks furious, looks like a big day?

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alie Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 51

fuk me hes hangin a hell of a high line, and hes fukt it he gets sucked over look how shallow that is....serius

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Pierre Hugo Oct 22, 2008 Rating: -4

thanks catfish! Dead on.. i will upload another photo to prove that he will get shacked perfectly and is in the correct position..

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gland Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 14

suck me sideways!!!!!

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catfish Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 47

Great shot Piere, looks quite cold but epic!

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catfish Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 17

That is kelp and his line is perfect. The wave is about to bowl something stupid!

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StormChaser Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 0

Thats not just kelp...thats a friggin reef right there in view...see how the peak is dumpin almost dry dude.....uh is it any wonder this guy is in a hurry!...doubt he made it though , unless he pulled into that beast!

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tofinoplease Oct 22, 2008 Rating: -2

dont mind him for escaping the kelp bed

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tommo Oct 22, 2008 Rating: 51

that line he took might be a tad too high for this wave.

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Amonra Oct 22, 2008 Rating: -3

He will get fondled like a stripper if he falls and he won't get a tip either!

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