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Latitude: 18° 27.857' N
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Its in the area between wilderness and gas chambers.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityWorld Class
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Manglito is an awesome spot, probably the best right in the caribbean. It breaks on heavy north/northwest swells. It is also the most sheltered spot (along with gas chambers) from consistently stiff northeast winds that ruin all waves on all north facing beaches. So if the swell is getting in there the wave will be great since the wind will be offshore and not much chop in the water.
It is close to wishing well but i think its better since its more sheletered from the wind.
If wishing well its breaking then manglito is too. Wilderness has to be about 6-10ft+ for it to break. The larger the better since it breaks somewhat close to shore and when its small its just too close to the rocky coastline.
Gas Chambers is ussually smaller. So if you check out Gas Chambers and its small and inconsistent then chances are there will be a wave at manglito.
Its a very photogenic wave since its close to shore and has such good form. Coming out of the bushes on the coastline you get a glimpse of perfection that really pumps you up. The best waves start breaking close to the point and barrel perfectly all accross right infront of the parking area. Some sets will square up on the sand/reef and be too fast with tubes hard to make so pick waves carefully. If the swell has a lot of west in it a small left can pop up from time to time but its almost all rights. And when its big, right is the only option. The spot looks like it can hold very very large waves. I have never seen it close out really.
When its good there will be usually about 10-15 people in the water including some pros. If Gas chambers is breaking most people will be there or at wishing well. Its a heavy wave but very clean.
By Murf da Surf , 23-01-2006
Chooooooooowwwww! - Damn, that wave looks awesome. Open, fast, clean. Gimmee some!
By rbbpr , 04-06-2004
crowded manglito - i live near by and when manglito is good you can easily find 20 to 30 people in the water. and i don't know if this is a good thing or not but most of them are experience surfers.. so there are less chances of getting a good wave...manglito is the best wave in the island no doubt.!!!!hang lose..and surf all you can..adios
By anonymous , 25-04-2004
to PoP - Pop, I have spent several winters in PR, rented house in aguadilla, close to this break and it breaks well more often than people think. The description is a little optimistic but not too far off, I would say alrite. Manglito is less crowed than wishing and I have seen time and time again wishing w/ about 25 people and manglo w/ about 10 or less and only a foot smaller and witha better form. even if ya know where it is and paddle out and its perfect u betta be a good surfer because the wave is fast like most good reef waves but the tube is open most of the time. And it breaks more than 3 times a year... no place if you are a Gremo but if your good doesnt matter if your gringo like me you have a good time and take advantage of one of the best rights in the area...or not since there are other options but if the wind is howling and the swell is up im there.
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