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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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 Punta Uva

Costa Rica, Caribbean

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 Access

by road, park in front of the beach, paddle in 100m more or less

English (Translate this text in English): by road, park in front of the beach, paddle in 100m more or less

English (Translate this text in English): by road, park in front of the beach, paddle in 100m more or less

English (Translate this text in English): by road, park in front of the beach, paddle in 100m more or less

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Punta Uva Outside Reef

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerFast, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide position

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks

 Additional Information

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this is a pretty fun spot, good for beginners but also good for experienced surfers to score many manouvres since it's a long, stable braking wave. when other places in the caribbean close out and your surfing level is not quite up to salsa brava, this is a perfect option.

English (Translate this text in English): this is a pretty fun spot, good for beginners but also good for experienced surfers to score many manouvres since it's a long, stable braking wave. when other places in the caribbean close out and your surfing level is not quite up to salsa brava, this is a perfect option.

English (Translate this text in English): this is a pretty fun spot, good for beginners but also good for experienced surfers to score many manouvres since it's a long, stable braking wave. when other places in the caribbean close out and your surfing level is not quite up to salsa brava, this is a perfect option.

English (Translate this text in English): this is a pretty fun spot, good for beginners but also good for experienced surfers to score many manouvres since it's a long, stable braking wave. when other places in the caribbean close out and your surfing level is not quite up to salsa brava, this is a perfect option.

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By Anonymous , 21-06-2008

- kayak surfed there once. it looked like it'd be great on a bigger day.
beautiful!!!

By Anonymous , 29-08-2007

beautiful place - i was en punta uvita with a few friends and no boards. We saw a couple of long boarders getting long super slow rides so we rented some kayaks and kayake surfed it..
super fun.

By Anonymous , 24-01-2007

go for it - Longboard/beginner spot that only breaks with a huge swell. Beatifull spot though to hang out.

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