Seal Point
 
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Discription of surf spot: Seal Point, South Africa

Breaks in South West swell in winter and can handle 4 - 6 foot. After that it tends to close out and the beach break normally fires with peaks breaking left and right on sand bottom. Seal Point or Seals as commonly referred to is a right hander that can break from the outside all the way to the inside a distance of 400metres. I have seen surfers lose fins, break boards on this rock called full stop which on high tides has to be negotiated over. At 8" plus, Seals often gets referred to as a washing machine. The rip gets hectic and paddling is extremly exhausting. Waves start breaking in the bay which is impressive with the blinders going off. To get into the water walk to the right where one can jump off the rocks and from there paddle to the outside and catch a wave to the inside where the wave gets more consistent. Paddling in can be done over the rocks or down at the beach break.

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Type of Wave pointbreak 
Direction right hand 
Bottom rock 
Level Intermediate 
Crowds a busy crowd 
Hazards Urchins, the odd shark 
Lenght 100-200 meter lenght 
Places to stay motels/ B&B's  
Nearest big city Port Elizabeth 
Nearest airport Cape Town 
Other stuff to see & do Smoke local herb, drink, play pool, take walks on the wild side, magnificent sunsets from Sunset rock ps dont forget the dop. If the swell is huge then a walk on the wild side will blow your mind. Sets of 20 feet plus have been recorded here. Awesome. The local watering hole is the Full Stop where friendly locals chat and play pool. There is often a band playing, which in a small town is always a fantastic reason to get down and party. One can also take tours of the lighthouse for a nominal fee. 
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