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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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 Destroyer

Dominican Republic

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Its next to the left of encuentro and its a dangerous wave if you dont know hoew to surf it cause its has shallow reef bottom and you can get really hurt. I ripped my baggys once there and im still sore. But it has the best shaped waves in the island and the barrels!!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Its next to the left of encuentro and its a dangerous wave if you dont know hoew to surf it cause its has shallow reef bottom and you can get really hurt. I ripped my baggys once there and im still sore. But it has the best shaped waves in the island and the barrels!!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Its next to the left of encuentro and its a dangerous wave if you dont know hoew to surf it cause its has shallow reef bottom and you can get really hurt. I ripped my baggys once there and im still sore. But it has the best shaped waves in the island and the barrels!!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): Its next to the left of encuentro and its a dangerous wave if you dont know hoew to surf it cause its has shallow reef bottom and you can get really hurt. I ripped my baggys once there and im still sore. But it has the best shaped waves in the island and the barrels!!!!!

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Lock your car and dont think that youre Kelly slater. Be carefull and dont take a right!!!!!!!!! or you will end up bruised.

English (Translate this text in English): Lock your car and dont think that youre Kelly slater. Be carefull and dont take a right!!!!!!!!! or you will end up bruised.

English (Translate this text in English): Lock your car and dont think that youre Kelly slater. Be carefull and dont take a right!!!!!!!!! or you will end up bruised.

English (Translate this text in English): Lock your car and dont think that youre Kelly slater. Be carefull and dont take a right!!!!!!!!! or you will end up bruised.

Atmosphere

Its great and theres absolutly no one for at least 500 feet away because everyone(like nobody still)surfs encuentro

English (Translate this text in English): Its great and theres absolutly no one for at least 500 feet away because everyone(like nobody still)surfs encuentro

English (Translate this text in English): Its great and theres absolutly no one for at least 500 feet away because everyone(like nobody still)surfs encuentro

English (Translate this text in English): Its great and theres absolutly no one for at least 500 feet away because everyone(like nobody still)surfs encuentro

General

IT A REALLY COOL SPOT TO GO WHEN YOU WANT TO BE ALONE AND WANT TO GET BARRELS
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English (Translate this text in English): IT A REALLY COOL SPOT TO GO WHEN YOU WANT TO BE ALONE AND WANT TO GET BARRELS<br />.

English (Translate this text in English): IT A REALLY COOL SPOT TO GO WHEN YOU WANT TO BE ALONE AND WANT TO GET BARRELS&lt;br &#47;&gt;.

English (Translate this text in English): IT A REALLY COOL SPOT TO GO WHEN YOU WANT TO BE ALONE AND WANT TO GET BARRELS&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;.

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By Pio-NF/Rep , 01-05-2008

uhhm,. . . .Destroyer! - Hello my friends i'm Pio from Puerto Rico.I have been bodyboarding for almost 20 years and living in RD for more than two years. . .for sure this is one of the best tube riding waves i have ever got in my live!. . I remember the first time i got there with nobody just by myself and a few guys in Encuentro just looking like . . .this guy is crazy!?. . A solid 5 to 6 feet set came a took me inside! then i realized why this place was empty.The set move so fast and it can really hurt you.the reef is to dry.But anyway, there are more barrels than beat downs( if you are lucky!)and you can get lots of mini chopes styling waves!! Its so different when you see it from the shore. . .just get out and blow your mind!!

By pantykila78@yahoo.com , 30-12-2006

destroyers - I ve caught some of the best tubes in my life there shallow and the water is clear so if itz big and ur dropping in u could see the floor clear as day b - careful wit the urchins they dnt forgive u dnt want 2 surf in the afternoon when the wind is on it getz 2 bumpy unless its like head high fun wave but dangerous be careful make sure 2 bring duct tape & lime for injurys local hospital 2 far

By anonymous , 12-01-2006

!!!! - This wave is better than the encuentro break it's got barrels and breaks on a sand bar so that when you beaf it it's not going to fuck you over(although the reef starts a little farther out and some times it breaks too far out and gets real shallow) Just don't go to far to the right(looking from the line up, left if you're looking from the beach) because thats where the reef starts. But yeah this waves so great for the goofy footers out there, I remember the first time I surfed it, I got barreled on EVERY wave I mean after surfing that spot barrels are no longer a "special" thing where when you catch one you're all stoked about it for a while. Just check it out and whatch out...specially at low-tide but then who's dumb enough to surf the destroyer at low tide any ways...

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