It wasn’t that long ago that the two breaks, Gallows and Guillotines, were off limits to anyone not in possession of a four-wheel drive or a good pair of boots. Access is off Juniper Road then on to a pot-holed dusty track. Over the years the track has been groomed to the point where any car will get down it (though best not mention that to your car hire company!) These two spots work best in straight west swells and easterly winds and break over reef. Probably not a good spot for beginners but not the heaviest waves in the region either, but the next spot on the coast might just be.
“Gracetown is like a one big playground,” says pro surfer and local, Jerome Forrest.
“There is every type of wave you could imagine on offer within a couple minutes drive. Big, small, high performance and plenty of spots for beginners. It’s incredible.”