NO SPOTTER OPERATING AT THE HOEK, NOORDHOEK, OVER WINTER
There will be no Shark Spotters operating at the Hoek, Noordhoek between 1 June and 30 August 2014. Spotting services will resume in Noordhoek on 1 September 2014.
This is due to a combination of the adverse weather conditions for the spotters on that location, very low water user numbers, and relatively low risk of shark activity at this time.
There is no shelter available for the spotter at the Hoek, and during the strong winter storms it becomes uncomfortable and often dangerous for the spotter on their mountain location there. During this time the surf is often less favourable for recreational water users, so there is little activity in the water anyway. While it is possible to encounter a white shark along the entire South African coastline at any time of year, the probability of seeing a shark during winter months is less than in summer.
Spotters will continue operating at the following beaches throughout winter; Fish Hoek, St James/Kalk Bay, Muizenberg and Caves, Kogel Bay.
We would like to remind water users that in some areas heavy rain can cause the spotters to leave their posts and seek shelter, at these times the spotting flag will be removed to inform the public that they are not able to spot. Remember, NO FLAG = NO SPOTTER.
For any queries please contact Sarah Waries on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0781744244
Permanent Beaches (365 days a year):
Muizenberg: 8am – 6pm
St James/Kalk Bay: 8am – 6pm
Fish Hoek: 8am – 6pm (7am – 6.45pm in summer)
Caves, Kogel Bay: 8am – 6pm
Temporary Beaches (1 Sep – 31 May):
The Hoek, Noordhoek: 8am – 6pm
Temporary Beaches (Oct – April: Weekends, Public Holidays and School Holidays)
Clovelly: 10.00am – 5pm
Glencairn: 8am – 6pm
Monwabisi: 8am – 6pm