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Latitude: 8° 23.488' N
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Backwash bay ,Matapalo.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Alternative name matapalo
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouth
Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow tide only
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Backwash - A fun right that breaks in the middle of Backwash Bay. Although it doesn't break as many days per year as Matapalo, it is the spot of choice when it is at its best (from midtide to lowtide).
generally jack up creating steep sections; great longboarding.
Great wave, lots of fun, incredible water, rainforest
By michael boccio , 13-03-2009
encanta la vida - Spent 2 weeks at encanta la vida just a short 6min walk from up the hill. Had overhead conditions for a few days and really notched up my skills, this wave lets you have your way with it. As the swell decreased my wife also had a blast at pan dulce bay on waist high surf with long rides. Great place for both when your skills are growing
By Anonymous , 06-08-2007
Pleasently Suprised - This is a low tide break and if you get it on a 6+ foot swell in the morning your going to have a blast.
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