Dungeons seen from the top of Chapmans Peak

Friday photo: Dungeons in action

Dungeons seen from the top of Chapmans Peak
Dungeons seen from the top of Chapmans Peak

Here’s the wave at Dungeons in action, seen from the top of Chapmans Peak drive. You can see the mess of white water just to the left of the Sentinel; this is where Dungeons is.

The wave comes to life under particular conditions that usually arise during the Cape Town winter: a long period, massive swell from the correct direction, along with favourable winds. It’s a very popular big wave surfing spot that mostly requires support from a jet ski, but not for the faint hearted. The wave breaks just out to sea from Duiker Island, and the white water washes over the island after the wave breaks. I don’t know where the seals go!

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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