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Access by boat or a difficult 40min walk
DistanceTake a car
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name La Isla(the island)
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Go to Playa Herradura and ask the locals where you take the boat to Playa Escondida.
was a secret spot for a long time... and the difficulty of access keeps it reasonably quiet.
By local cr , 12-12-2004
great wave - to bad the pic you shoe there is from escondida, but with a good south swell can get really good.
By anonymous , 15-08-2004
don't walk to this spot - if you come to this spot, don't walk to the break have a boat take you out there. if you don't then you will have to take a long walk over rocks. if you don't have a boat take you, then you will have to paddle in and during high tide it isn't all that fun. plus you will turn a 30 min walk into a 2 min boat ride. the boats are inexpensive and much more convenient.
By Choncho grigo , 18-07-2003
Horseshoe Island - Take's a really big swell and the right angle to show it's full potential,rare but when it does go in style and rent a boat ride w/one of the local ticos inside the bay.Buena suerte
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