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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Dos Playa

Aruba

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 Access

From the Capital: Take the main highway that runs through the middle of the island towards Santa Cruz (2A) and make a left at the Supermercado Mundo Nobo. There is a sign that points towards the Daimari Dam/Mira Lamar Pass. Then take a right at the first intersection. Follow this road and the same signs all the way through until you hit the mountain and the giant valley/pass. Just keep going straight. Make sure you have a heavy duty 4x4 it's quite rough. Then make a left at the dunes after about 2 miles through the canyon. Follow the road over the hills and you'll see the beach below. Easy access.

From the southeast side of the island: Pass the prison or go through the town of San Nicolas and head towards the north. The roads all end up near a drag race strip. Follow this road for about 20 minutes and you'll hit the spot eventually. Look for the white sand dunes. Watch out for goats!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): From the Capital: Take the main highway that runs through the middle of the island towards Santa Cruz (2A) and make a left at the Supermercado Mundo Nobo. There is a sign that points towards the Daimari Dam/Mira Lamar Pass. Then take a right at the first intersection. Follow this road and the same signs all the way through until you hit the mountain and the giant valley/pass. Just keep going straight. Make sure you have a heavy duty 4x4 it's quite rough. Then make a left at the dunes after about 2 miles through the canyon. Follow the road over the hills and you'll see the beach below. Easy access.<br /><br />From the southeast side of the island: Pass the prison or go through the town of San Nicolas and head towards the north. The roads all end up near a drag race strip. Follow this road for about 20 minutes and you'll hit the spot eventually. Look for the white sand dunes. Watch out for goats!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): From the Capital: Take the main highway that runs through the middle of the island towards Santa Cruz (2A) and make a left at the Supermercado Mundo Nobo. There is a sign that points towards the Daimari Dam&#47;Mira Lamar Pass. Then take a right at the first intersection. Follow this road and the same signs all the way through until you hit the mountain and the giant valley&#47;pass. Just keep going straight. Make sure you have a heavy duty 4x4 it's quite rough. Then make a left at the dunes after about 2 miles through the canyon. Follow the road over the hills and you'll see the beach below. Easy access.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;From the southeast side of the island: Pass the prison or go through the town of San Nicolas and head towards the north. The roads all end up near a drag race strip. Follow this road for about 20 minutes and you'll hit the spot eventually. Look for the white sand dunes. Watch out for goats!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): From the Capital: Take the main highway that runs through the middle of the island towards Santa Cruz (2A) and make a left at the Supermercado Mundo Nobo. There is a sign that points towards the Daimari Dam&amp;#47;Mira Lamar Pass. Then take a right at the first intersection. Follow this road and the same signs all the way through until you hit the mountain and the giant valley&amp;#47;pass. Just keep going straight. Make sure you have a heavy duty 4x4 it's quite rough. Then make a left at the dunes after about 2 miles through the canyon. Follow the road over the hills and you'll see the beach below. Easy access.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;From the southeast side of the island: Pass the prison or go through the town of San Nicolas and head towards the north. The roads all end up near a drag race strip. Follow this road for about 20 minutes and you'll hit the spot eventually. Look for the white sand dunes. Watch out for goats!!!!

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

This is a really good spot for when it's too small everywhere else. It is your basic beach break, except it is located within a bay wth large cliffs that make the waves refract and turn into excellent peaks with barrels all the way up and down the beach. There is an excellent left and right and sometimes a right just like Hobos, PR will form on the right tip of the bay. This place is sick in the late afternoon when the winds die and the swell is about 4ft. It will barrel really well.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a really good spot for when it's too small everywhere else. It is your basic beach break, except it is located within a bay wth large cliffs that make the waves refract and turn into excellent peaks with barrels all the way up and down the beach. There is an excellent left and right and sometimes a right just like Hobos, PR will form on the right tip of the bay. This place is sick in the late afternoon when the winds die and the swell is about 4ft. It will barrel really well.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a really good spot for when it's too small everywhere else. It is your basic beach break, except it is located within a bay wth large cliffs that make the waves refract and turn into excellent peaks with barrels all the way up and down the beach. There is an excellent left and right and sometimes a right just like Hobos, PR will form on the right tip of the bay. This place is sick in the late afternoon when the winds die and the swell is about 4ft. It will barrel really well.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a really good spot for when it's too small everywhere else. It is your basic beach break, except it is located within a bay wth large cliffs that make the waves refract and turn into excellent peaks with barrels all the way up and down the beach. There is an excellent left and right and sometimes a right just like Hobos, PR will form on the right tip of the bay. This place is sick in the late afternoon when the winds die and the swell is about 4ft. It will barrel really well.

Atmosphere

Be respectful to the locals. Watch out for the bodyboarders as they seem to be crowding the place now. Most of them are very cool though. Bring more than one board. It is the one place where boards are broken all the time in Aruba. Also, respect the nature of Aruba and don't litter. This spot is now located in a nature reserve and they do control the beaches from time to time.

English (Translate this text in English): Be respectful to the locals. Watch out for the bodyboarders as they seem to be crowding the place now. Most of them are very cool though. Bring more than one board. It is the one place where boards are broken all the time in Aruba. Also, respect the nature of Aruba and don't litter. This spot is now located in a nature reserve and they do control the beaches from time to time.

English (Translate this text in English): Be respectful to the locals. Watch out for the bodyboarders as they seem to be crowding the place now. Most of them are very cool though. Bring more than one board. It is the one place where boards are broken all the time in Aruba. Also, respect the nature of Aruba and don't litter. This spot is now located in a nature reserve and they do control the beaches from time to time.

English (Translate this text in English): Be respectful to the locals. Watch out for the bodyboarders as they seem to be crowding the place now. Most of them are very cool though. Bring more than one board. It is the one place where boards are broken all the time in Aruba. Also, respect the nature of Aruba and don't litter. This spot is now located in a nature reserve and they do control the beaches from time to time.

General

This spot is sick when its on and there are always waves.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is sick when its on and there are always waves.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is sick when its on and there are always waves.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is sick when its on and there are always waves.

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By skud , 05-04-2006

wow - this beach looks absolutely beautiful, and judging by the pics it looks like it gets really good and heavy from time to time too. maybe i'll jump the puddle from Florida to come surf with you guys sometime. what's usually better here, hurricane swells or winter north atlantic swells? everyone's saying it's very consistent, but of course to make any plane trip worthwhile you're looking for the best a place has to offer. stay up everyone! =) love.-"ageless beauty arising from the depths, hitting our coastline with such magnificent charm, and it never seems to end, as the sun sets on brilliant souls around the world"

By Pachi,sponger since you were in diapers... , 02-08-2005

Big boys playground - Well without any doubt Dos Playa is by far the most consistent,epic,sick,kick ass,juicy wave in Aruba.And it is in my concept where the big boys play.Ask anybody who rides this wave almost every day and they tell the same thing.Don't get me wrong it can be very crappy as well(sometimes).

By anonymous , 16-01-2005

never surfed - hey im planning on going to aruba this yr witha friend. i was wondering we never surfed before and aruba looks like a fun place to start ... how can we learn .. any place that teaches? or ask some locals? thank ya!

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