The waves in their swells looked more like mountains in and around Cape Town this week — from Sunset Reef to Milnerton, Blouberg, Small Bay and Sea Point — and photographers have the pictures to prove it.
Swell periods were up to 17-seconds and ranged between 12 and 18ft at the peak of the day, as reported by Magicseaweed.
Marine photographer and conservationist Jean Tresfon provided some insight into the cause of the huge swell: there was a massive storm to the south of Cape Town – a mid-latitude cyclone, to be exact.
These snaps will either inspire you to grab your surfboard for the next time the swells roar or wonder how on Earth surfers braved these barrels.
Take a look:
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Picture: Troye Davies