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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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 Playa escondida

Costa Rica, Pacific South

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 9° 39.63' N
Longitude: 84° 40.457' W

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30mn by car from Jaco and 25 min by boat from playa Herradura

English (Translate this text in English): 30mn by car from Jaco and 25 min by boat from playa Herradura

English (Translate this text in English): 30mn by car from Jaco and 25 min by boat from playa Herradura

English (Translate this text in English): 30mn by car from Jaco and 25 min by boat from playa Herradura

DistanceTake a car

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Private access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Punta Leona

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks
- Private beach
- Localism

 Additional Information

take a local (surf guide from Jaco beach-front of Best Western hotel) with you, needs a solid ground swell...

English (Translate this text in English): take a local (surf guide from Jaco beach-front of Best Western hotel) with you, needs a solid ground swell...

English (Translate this text in English): take a local (surf guide from Jaco beach-front of Best Western hotel) with you, needs a solid ground swell...

English (Translate this text in English): take a local (surf guide from Jaco beach-front of Best Western hotel) with you, needs a solid ground swell...

Atmosphere

perfect rights and lefts in good condition!

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English (Translate this text in English): perfect rights and lefts in good condition!

English (Translate this text in English): perfect rights and lefts in good condition!

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Playa escondida
De AyampeGuy
11 déc. 2006
- My Comments: Session Highlight: Comment on Swell, Waves and Wind: My Perfectible Points: Air Temperature: Water Temperature:
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By Anonymous , 02-02-2010

- Where can I find a boat ride to playa escondida? Should I just go to the marina in herradura and ask around? I saw a couple advertisements online but they wanted like $150, seems a little unreasonable.

By jungley , 03-07-2007

escon - a great wave. Ive surfed it with a crazy crowd and got waves. Once the boys see youre not a kook, and with some etiquite a good sesh tobe had.Went there with PapaG for the 1st time in 01. We came aroundthe corner and al of a sudden gutters. 6 to 8 foot left and right bombs.This was dawn patrol. We surfed forhrs before anyone else showed up. On the way there this guy from Conetticut s telling me how hes gonna ripit up. Well we anchor upandI jumpoutta the boat. Hes kind of next to me aswe paddle out, here comesa set. This guy looks at mewith pure terror. I bailmy board swim under 2 wavesreel inmy boardand make it out back. This guy got pinballed across the point. It looked like a tiger got his ass.He was sliced up from his feet tohis lower back. Meanwhile I continued tosurf! Papag tendedtothis retard, luckily he wasnt bleeding to death so wefinished our sesh. Great video of that day!Pura Vida mai

By beeeeyah , 05-06-2007

Escon - Very fun wave. Boat ride is maybe 10 minutes. Escon gets zooed, but by low tide everyone is gone and u can surf the place with a few others who are willing to charge the 6 inc deep inside. Locals will drop in, but if you prove yourself and are respectful they will give you the waves you earn.

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