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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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 Perro Fino

Costa Rica, Pacific South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 9° 35.415' N
Longitude: 84° 37.584' W

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 Access

It is located between Jaco and Playa Hermosa. Five minutes south of Jaco. You will have to go down a steep cliff.

English (Translate this text in English): It is located between Jaco and Playa Hermosa. Five minutes south of Jaco. You will have to go down a steep cliff.

English (Translate this text in English): It is located between Jaco and Playa Hermosa. Five minutes south of Jaco. You will have to go down a steep cliff.

English (Translate this text in English): It is located between Jaco and Playa Hermosa. Five minutes south of Jaco. You will have to go down a steep cliff.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

You will have to park your car at the side of a highway that goes from Jaco to Hermosa and climb a cliff to get to the spot. If you leave anything inside the car it WILL be stolen. I am saying that from own experience.

English (Translate this text in English): You will have to park your car at the side of a highway that goes from Jaco to Hermosa and climb a cliff to get to the spot. If you leave anything inside the car it WILL be stolen. I am saying that from own experience.

English (Translate this text in English): You will have to park your car at the side of a highway that goes from Jaco to Hermosa and climb a cliff to get to the spot. If you leave anything inside the car it WILL be stolen. I am saying that from own experience.

English (Translate this text in English): You will have to park your car at the side of a highway that goes from Jaco to Hermosa and climb a cliff to get to the spot. If you leave anything inside the car it WILL be stolen. I am saying that from own experience.

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General

In rising tides this wave may have a very nice formation. However, Perro Fino's powerful wave and sharp rocks in the bottom make it a dangerous spot. This is not a place you want to surf alone, specially if you have never been there before. Don’t be deceived by the sometimes large interval between sets. You don't want to be caught in the impact zone and be dragged toward the rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): In rising tides this wave may have a very nice formation. However, Perro Fino's powerful wave and sharp rocks in the bottom make it a dangerous spot. This is not a place you want to surf alone, specially if you have never been there before. Don’t be deceived by the sometimes large interval between sets. You don't want to be caught in the impact zone and be dragged toward the rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): In rising tides this wave may have a very nice formation. However, Perro Fino's powerful wave and sharp rocks in the bottom make it a dangerous spot. This is not a place you want to surf alone, specially if you have never been there before. Don’t be deceived by the sometimes large interval between sets. You don't want to be caught in the impact zone and be dragged toward the rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): In rising tides this wave may have a very nice formation. However, Perro Fino's powerful wave and sharp rocks in the bottom make it a dangerous spot. This is not a place you want to surf alone, specially if you have never been there before. Don’t be deceived by the sometimes large interval between sets. You don't want to be caught in the impact zone and be dragged toward the rocks.

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By surf homey , 03-11-2003

No se - I never saw anybody surfing there, but its nice to look at from the cliff when driving between Jaco and Hermosa. In reality there are so many other better places which are easier to get to. I don't really think it's worth it to fuck around on that cliff and those rocks but whatev's

By Choncho gringo , 18-08-2003

X local.. It's called El Gato..The cat - Never heard it called "fine dog" in all my years I was there.Only breaks on a major swell and even then it's not that good compared to other spots.Have seen people get in serious trouble on big swells when current grabs you and sweeps you to the south,no man's land,almost nowhere to get out on shoreline,lots of sharp rocks,so your pretty much fucked.Better to just surf it's next door neighbor... Crazy rock.

By anonymous , 15-07-2003

no title - Very strong wave. It´s better if you get in with someone who knows the spot. If the swell is overhead you better watch out for that big rock in the middle. But it´s a really good wave after all.

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