Dungeons sits on the Cape Peninsula just outside of Hout Bay and just a few miles from Cape Town. It is a cold and forbidding stretch of water that faces directly into the roaring forties and the great Southern Ocean. It is never short on swell in the winter, but the weather makes it one of the more fickle big wave spots.
On top of the weather, the wave breaks a mile offshore, next to a seal colony in some of the most shark infested waters on Earth. Great Whites are common in the area, and if dealing with some of the biggest most powerful waves in the world wasn’t enough the constant playing of the Jaws theme tune in the back of any surfers mind just doubles the suspense and fear.