Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Seal Point is one of the best surf spots along the coast. It is not as famous as the legendary Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay, just down the coast, and the locals like it that way, as they don't enjoy jostling for space on the waves. But, because of the shape of the point and the wind direction, whenever the surf is flat elsewhere, it will be cooking at Seals.
This particular spot is called Full Stop, because there is a submerged rock, only visible at very low tide, which has literally brought many surfers to a full stop if they don't avoid it!
We have a family tradition that, whenever we drive into Cape St Francis, we go straight to Full Stop and park there to watch the sea for a bit, before going wherever we are heading for. One day we were driving along, and couldn't believe our eyes. We commented to each other that it must be extremely low tide because full stop was so big, sticking out of the water. Then we did a double take and realised it was moving, and we were looking at a whale right alongside us.... it was a breathtaking experience.


quintarantino said...

Nice shot. I like it a lot. I'm a very lousy bodyboarder myself. But I have lot's of fun.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize they came so close.