Shark spotters have been on duty daily at Long Beach since October 2006. No sharks have been seen here by the spotters.


  • No suitable elevated spotting site (view from the mountain not good)
  • Water visibilty usually poor
  • Spotters would only be able to see a shark if it was swimming at the water surface (fins seldom break the surface)
  • Difficult to check on spotters regularly since location far from Shark Spotters office

Importance of beach

  • Popular surfing beach
  • Many young surfers

Shark Spotters has placed a first aid kit at the 24-hour garage in Kommetjie.

Sea Rescue emergency number: 021-449 3500 or 082 911

Please send us your comments if you surf, swim or paddle at Long Beach.

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