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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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 El Hoyo

Costa Rica, Guanacaste

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Same direction to Corralillo but instead of keep going to the left up to the last beach just make a right a the first beach, once there you will find the break at the right end of the beach by the jetty (very near the dock). Get the rights otherwise you will find yourself riding waves on the rocks. Public access but you will have to ask the dock guard for permition to get the dirt road to the beach (no cars allowed to get in, you have to walk). Leave your car at the entrance parking lot. You can also get a boat ride from Caldera Beach for about $3 per head.

English (Translate this text in English): Same direction to Corralillo but instead of keep going to the left up to the last beach just make a right a the first beach, once there you will find the break at the right end of the beach by the jetty (very near the dock). Get the rights otherwise you will find yourself riding waves on the rocks. Public access but you will have to ask the dock guard for permition to get the dirt road to the beach (no cars allowed to get in, you have to walk). Leave your car at the entrance parking lot. You can also get a boat ride from Caldera Beach for about $3 per head.

English (Translate this text in English): Same direction to Corralillo but instead of keep going to the left up to the last beach just make a right a the first beach, once there you will find the break at the right end of the beach by the jetty (very near the dock). Get the rights otherwise you will find yourself riding waves on the rocks. Public access but you will have to ask the dock guard for permition to get the dirt road to the beach (no cars allowed to get in, you have to walk). Leave your car at the entrance parking lot. You can also get a boat ride from Caldera Beach for about $3 per head.

English (Translate this text in English): Same direction to Corralillo but instead of keep going to the left up to the last beach just make a right a the first beach, once there you will find the break at the right end of the beach by the jetty (very near the dock). Get the rights otherwise you will find yourself riding waves on the rocks. Public access but you will have to ask the dock guard for permition to get the dirt road to the beach (no cars allowed to get in, you have to walk). Leave your car at the entrance parking lot. You can also get a boat ride from Caldera Beach for about $3 per head.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBreakwater/jetty

DirectionRight

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Bring water and all those things taht you think you will need to spent the day there, since there a no services around the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Bring water and all those things taht you think you will need to spent the day there, since there a no services around the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Bring water and all those things taht you think you will need to spent the day there, since there a no services around the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Bring water and all those things taht you think you will need to spent the day there, since there a no services around the beach.

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El hoyo
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El Hoyo
Por cjchronic
3 sep 2007
Pro session - Took Andy Irons, Corey Lopez, and Wardo there to shoot for a new film. A little closed out but those guys got some sick barrels and took some hard wipeouts. Andy broke his board, Wardo got the barrel of the day. Corey the air of the day. They really
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By cmedrano , 07-04-2009

El hoyo - Esta playa queda en Puntarenas detras del puerto de Caldera, la primera foto definitivamente es el hoyo, atras de la ola se ve el malecon, con las otras tres si tengo mis dudas.
Es cierto que la ola es derecha, pero dependiendo de como este la marea y el tamaño de la ola puedes surfearla hacia la izquierda, eso si teniendo mucho cuidado de no ir a parar a las piedras del malecon.
Es un excelente lugar para bodyboarding, creo que en Costa Rica no hay ola mas rapida y fuerte que el hoyo, es un pico impresionante, y cuando esta realmente grande hay que tenerle mucho rspecto.

By cjchronic , 05-09-2007

pic 1,2,&4 not el hoyo - Pic 3 is definitly el hoyo the others are of the small jetty by the bridge in front of the restaurant about a mile north of el hoyo. Also its not in guanacaste.

By Anonymous , 20-05-2007

video? - somebody send or tell me where I can find footage of this place going off.

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