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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Backwash

Costa Rica, Pacific South

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Backwash bay ,Matapalo.

English (Translate this text in English): Backwash bay ,Matapalo.

English (Translate this text in English): Backwash bay ,Matapalo.

English (Translate this text in English): Backwash bay ,Matapalo.

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Alternative name matapalo

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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).

http://www.bosquedelcabo.com/surfing.htm


generally jack up creating steep sections; great longboarding.

http://www.surf-costarica.com/break/backwash.htm

English (Translate this text in English): 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).<br /><br />http://www.bosquedelcabo.com/surfing.htm<br /><br /><br />generally jack up creating steep sections; great longboarding.<br /><br />http://www.surf-costarica.com/break/backwash.htm

English (Translate this text in English): 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).&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;http:&#47;&#47;www.bosquedelcabo.com&#47;surfing.htm&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;generally jack up creating steep sections; great longboarding.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;http:&#47;&#47;www.surf-costarica.com&#47;break&#47;backwash.htm

English (Translate this text in English): 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).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;http:&amp;#47;&amp;#47;www.bosquedelcabo.com&amp;#47;surfing.htm&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;generally jack up creating steep sections; great longboarding.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;http:&amp;#47;&amp;#47;www.surf-costarica.com&amp;#47;break&amp;#47;backwash.htm

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Backwash
Costa rica

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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.

By Anonymous , 30-11-2006

- when its on its on ya mum

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