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pitmonkey1477 days ago +10 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Just for the record folks, judging by the pics I've posted of Highcliffe, it might look clean and like real good quality, but don't be deceived. The amount of moving water is unbelievable, especially between the groins. You end up getting swept all over except where you need to be, and the water has nowhere to go but out, so it spoils the wave completely. Getting onto one is hard work, and then when you finally do it feels like the wave's stalling because of all the backwash. I've tried it many times now based on the stars here at msw and I've decided not to bother any more (sob sniff lol). You get totally knackered paddling to stay still and the wave's not worth it, especially when there's some size to it. Body boarders and long-boarders can probably manage ok on a clean looking day, but shortboarders, shouldn't bother. The last 2 efforts I made resulted in a short hop by car to Boscombe/Bournemouth in wetsuit, bootys 'n gloves just to get something a bit more manageable, albeit a bit smaller. Shame. Great place if you want to get paddle fit for a trip to somewhere more exotic for that perfect surf trip, but extremely frustrating if you're a local.
Craivold1430 days ago +13 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
I hear you on this mate. It's a tricky place to score good and the more meaty groundswells do tend to close-out (especially at the rock groins on the west side aiii!). I have had a few sessions like yours where the swell and tide have been up, the waves are fattening up with the back-wash and the only people getting into them are on longboards. I've also done the same thing and headed to BMuff suited and booted in search of something more rideable! But this place does have it's moments - just need to avoid high tide really. Hope to see you in the soup down there one time if we actually get any swell materialise in the near future.
Mark from Durban1713 days ago -1 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Hi, I saw your comment on where Zimbali Beach is. If you head North on the old road past Umhlanga and Umdloti, just before Balito, Zimbali consists of a Golf course and upmarket houses. The Umdloti area is so developed at the moment, you wouldnt recognise it. If you go to Google maps and click on Balito, you will see Port Zimbali just South of it.
pitmonkey1699 days ago +11 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
Cheers dude, I'll be sure to check it out, and next time I visit my old stomping ground I'll pop in for a dawn patrol, nice 1
soutie1902 days ago +34 Rating Rate Positive Rate Negative
morroco here i ....... lucky bugger you, bags of tubes for you sir.