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CAPE OF STORMS: THE BIRTHPLACE OF HYSUCAT

The rocky headland of South Africa is the place where two great oceans — the Indian and Atlantic — meet. It’s also the place where the Hysucat was developed.

Fifteenth century Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias, headed east on a trade mission, called what he thought was the tip of South Africa the Cape of Storms. That he incorrectly identified what today is known as the Cape of Good Hope as the southernmost point (Cape Agulhas, which lies farther south, is) doesn’t matter, the description of the tough marine weather does. ...Read full bio