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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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 Camaronera

Mexico, Gulf

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 18° 51.882' N
Longitude: 95° 48.047' W

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 Access

From Veracruz City drive 40 minutes heading towards Alvarado (Camaronera is aproximatly 15 minutes before you reach Alvarado), the spot is in front of a restaurant with an empty pool, called Las Gaviotas, just next to the highway.

English (Translate this text in English): From Veracruz City drive 40 minutes heading towards Alvarado (Camaronera is aproximatly 15 minutes before you reach Alvarado), the spot is in front of a restaurant with an empty pool, called Las Gaviotas, just next to the highway.

English (Translate this text in English): From Veracruz City drive 40 minutes heading towards Alvarado (Camaronera is aproximatly 15 minutes before you reach Alvarado), the spot is in front of a restaurant with an empty pool, called Las Gaviotas, just next to the highway.

English (Translate this text in English): From Veracruz City drive 40 minutes heading towards Alvarado (Camaronera is aproximatly 15 minutes before you reach Alvarado), the spot is in front of a restaurant with an empty pool, called Las Gaviotas, just next to the highway.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Las Gaviotas

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

Bottom

PowerHollow

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

This spot works with storm swells ("nortes", huracanes, tropical storms, etc.). One or two days after a storm hits Camaronera, wake up early and watch the glassy barrels that Veracruz has to offer.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot works with storm swells ("nortes", huracanes, tropical storms, etc.). One or two days after a storm hits Camaronera, wake up early and watch the glassy barrels that Veracruz has to offer.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot works with storm swells ("nortes", huracanes, tropical storms, etc.). One or two days after a storm hits Camaronera, wake up early and watch the glassy barrels that Veracruz has to offer.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot works with storm swells ("nortes", huracanes, tropical storms, etc.). One or two days after a storm hits Camaronera, wake up early and watch the glassy barrels that Veracruz has to offer.

Atmosphere

There are no hotels around the spot, but you can camp on the beach, and buy supplies (water, food, etc.) in the restaurant (called las Gaviotas) in front of the spot. The town "Camaronera" is 500 meters before reaching the beach break, on the highway.

English (Translate this text in English): There are no hotels around the spot, but you can camp on the beach, and buy supplies (water, food, etc.) in the restaurant (called las Gaviotas) in front of the spot. The town "Camaronera" is 500 meters before reaching the beach break, on the highway.

English (Translate this text in English): There are no hotels around the spot, but you can camp on the beach, and buy supplies (water, food, etc.) in the restaurant (called las Gaviotas) in front of the spot. The town "Camaronera" is 500 meters before reaching the beach break, on the highway.

English (Translate this text in English): There are no hotels around the spot, but you can camp on the beach, and buy supplies (water, food, etc.) in the restaurant (called las Gaviotas) in front of the spot. The town "Camaronera" is 500 meters before reaching the beach break, on the highway.

General

It’s a good wave, but it doesn’t break very often. It has perfect peaks, and a lot of the waves you get are barrels!!!

English (Translate this text in English): It’s a good wave, but it doesn’t break very often. It has perfect peaks, and a lot of the waves you get are barrels!!!

English (Translate this text in English): It’s a good wave, but it doesn’t break very often. It has perfect peaks, and a lot of the waves you get are barrels!!!

English (Translate this text in English): It’s a good wave, but it doesn’t break very often. It has perfect peaks, and a lot of the waves you get are barrels!!!

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By ductoboss , 17-02-2011

wooaaaaa!! - y a hace seis años del ultimo comentario!!
pero el spot sigue siendo de los mejores del golfo de mexico!!
buena vibra muchas olas!!!
SURF EN VERACRUZ?? contact to me!!

By Brujo , 20-03-2005

Nice Barrels!!! - Wazzup everybody!!! Camaronera rules after a "norte" (cold fronts), it creates hollow powerfull barrels!!!Check it out, you won´t regret it!!!

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