Outer Kom

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Difficult to find the wave working, most of the time it´s off. When it`s on, you can see the wave at roughly 250 Meters out in the ocean a little right to the lighthouse from the main road. It is a fairly easy, but long, paddle out, since there is a light rip picking up at the end of the harbour, which becomes a very strong one on a falling tide. Head right, since the rip may heavily increase as you go directly for the wave, and due to the shifting nature of the peaks, you may get swatted.

Outer Kom is a beautiful wave, it may be the one in a lifetime. It`s there for the people that take their time waiting for it.

Additional Info:
There are a few areas where the waves seem to break most often, but the peaks are often shifting, so dont expect to rip unless youre really familiar with the place. There is a smaller inside peak, which breaks more often on smaller swells (buoys at 16ft). but the outside peak (works when buoys are at 20ft), to the back left of this last one, breaks quite far out and you must be willing to wait for a half hour to get a bomb. dont get caught inside, or youll suffer defeat at the hands of a monster...and dont be scared of the outside reef, it jacks and then dies again...just when you think you've seen the biggest set of your life, it drops to a more acceptable size. beware "the bowl" in soft offshores..youll be lured into the snare of gleaming pipes that are actually often not as makeable as they seem...so unless youre good at late, LATE drops, dont try it.


Go past Kommetjie and head right to the small harbour. Parking available around. It is best to start paddling just at the left end of harbour.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (rocky)
BottomFlat rocks
FrequencySometimes breaks (50 days/year)
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell directionSouthWest
Swell size6ft-8ft - 16ft and over
TideLow and mid tide
Tide movementRising tide
WeekendFew surfers

Urchins, Rips / undertow, Sharks



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