False Bay is a body of water characterized by Cape Hangklip and Cape Peninsula, located in the southwest of South Africa. The bay is 30 km/18.7 mi wide, offering a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and wet, damp winters. The east and western shores of the bay are rocky and mountainous with visible peaks rising from the waters, while the northern side comprises a long, curving beach.
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Surfing in Coogee Beach, Coogee, New South Wales Australia
Coogee beach nestles among sandstone headlands and it is protected from the heavy waves coming from Wedding Cake Island. This spot is an exposed beach reef and point break, at about 5 km/3 mi in the south of the famous Bondi beach. Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 3 ft-5 ft /1 m-1.5 m to 8 ft/2.5 m.
The best tide movement is rising and falling tides. The site is appropriate for all kind of surfers. Offshore winds blow from the west and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. In summer the wind blows offshore at 11%, in autumn the wind blows at 30%, in winter at 44% and in spring at 18%.
Stroll along the beachfront and enjoy the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the Wedding Cake Island. Note: it is crowded during weekends, so be patient. Watch out for rocks, rips and pollution.