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rubey's photo of Kommetjie

Sunset reef ....barreled

Average rating of 4.79 from 118 votes

Kommetjie

Spot Location: South Africa > South Africa > Kommetjie

Date Taken: 4th February 2010. 36969 page views since 7th June 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
14ft 16s 218.23° 1ft 14s   11
mph
Clear 69°f
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Dan Hunter Jun 9, 2011 Rating: 0

Fantastic shot, really captures the heaviness and atmosphere of this wave and it's setting, dread to think what is lurking............

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Etoile Jun 8, 2011 Rating: 0

What an amazing shot!! Yummy!!

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evanalmighty234 Jun 8, 2011 Rating: -1

wow thats amazing. its the perfect combo of an amazing wave amazing scenery the beautiful power of the ocean and finially, somebody is on one of the amazing waves today. i hate it when theres a wave like that with nobody on it. but still awesome shot sorry to rant...

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backdoor1o1 Jun 8, 2011 Rating: 3

Take. Me. There.

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evanalmighty234 Jun 8, 2011 Rating: 0

well i know where im retiring early to...

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tube ninja Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 0

kom Skom aweness, whos in the pit???

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MarkH Jun 7, 2011 Rating: -4

Don’t get me wrong; I find the e-bomb (5-3 in winter & 3-2 in summer) gets me 2 hours water time in a session (possibly more if I was in better shape). I’d even go so far as to say that in a less flexible suit I’d get knackered sooner (note to manufacturer; key stash zip falling apart). Normally 2 hours is all it takes to get my stoke levels to the point where it balances the effort needed to pay for them (prayer; let there be a wave soon). Anyway, in my travelling days I was surfing a place not that far from this when I saw a fin cruse past me that was as tall as I was sat on my board! Fortunately, that was as far as my encounter and story goes (apart from having to paddle in through what seemed like the longest lull i’ve ever known). Point is, unless there’s some kind of tooth proof, crush proof, suit with a built in aqua lung that allows for longer than normal hold downs I’ll remain content with couch surfing this one. Thanks Ruby (in the dust?).

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fhflipper Jul 7, 2011 Rating: 0

Sunsets breaks on a deep water reef and ussually loses alot of power quite soon after its broken, as it hits a deeper channel. Surprizingly, the hold down is not that bad for the size of the wave and you generally pop up in a safe'ish' position (not always though). Getting caught on the inside at Dunes (nearby) on a 4 or 5ft day will eat you alive far worse than this monster actually will. Great pic.

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Neil T Jun 10, 2011 Rating: 0

get over it already. You (especially you) are more likely to trip over your leash and break your neck.

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Con con Jun 9, 2011 Rating: 0

if it had eaten you then you wouldnt be around to make crappy comments on MSW

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Hosh Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 0

Die kom my bru!

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salaminizer Jun 12, 2011 Rating: 0

mindwalkr, Neil T, ... ups, you're right about Hout Bay (looks so close in that photo)

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salaminizer Jun 12, 2011 Rating: 0

mindwalkr, Neil T, ... ups, you're right about Hout Bay

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Neil T Jun 10, 2011 Rating: 0

Hmmm - Hout Bay from that angle I'm afriad. Same view I have from my living room.

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Hosh Jun 9, 2011 Rating: 1

"Kom" is short for "Kommetjie". Would you say "California is a left" ? Doesn't really make sense does it sir ?

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salaminizer Jun 8, 2011 Rating: 1

fixed: Noordhoek houses.

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mindwalkr Jun 8, 2011 Rating: -1

Kom is a left. That is Sunset with Hout Bay houses in the background.

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BuzyG Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 6

Now that's more like it. Cracking shot of a proper wave. with some lucky sod tucked right into the heart of the barrel. Not some posh promo closeup of a flash wet suit. 5+++

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Pompies Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 0

Lovely shot! Beautiful wave! Great ride! 5 stars all round

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Pompies Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 0

Lovely shot!!! great wave. 5 stars all round

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archibald gruntfuttock Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 0

love this, but how do you pronounce the name?

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spookrider Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 0

duh neem

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MarkH Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 3

I think so too (+1). One hell of a paddle if he did!

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fhflipper Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 2

sun-sets ;)

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archibald gruntfuttock Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 1

Cheers, I had always wondered.

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Mr. Chiggles Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 0

koh - meh - kie

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baronne Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 0

kommetjie pronounced "comma key"

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lebreton Jun 7, 2011 Rating: -7

Godlike HEADSHOT MULTIKILL!!!

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Kays-Aways-From-Wayvs Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 0

Solid

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frankthetank Jun 7, 2011 Rating: -1

Cape Town AWE!!

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USAFsurfer Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 0

Amazing shot

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Jazzer Jun 7, 2011 Rating: 3

Awesome shot, looks like a beast with huge jaws and a white mane about to chomp him!

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