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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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 Cotillo beach

Canary, Fuerte Ventura

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 28° 40.437' N
Longitude: 14° 0.603' W

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Drive to Cotillo,just before entering the town go left down a dirttrack,then to the right.You'll have to make a little walk down the hill(where you park your car)to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to Cotillo,just before entering the town go left down a dirttrack,then to the right.You'll have to make a little walk down the hill(where you park your car)to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to Cotillo,just before entering the town go left down a dirttrack,then to the right.You'll have to make a little walk down the hill(where you park your car)to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to Cotillo,just before entering the town go left down a dirttrack,then to the right.You'll have to make a little walk down the hill(where you park your car)to the beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest

Good wind directionEast

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

Best tide position

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Lock your car good.

English (Translate this text in English): Lock your car good.

English (Translate this text in English): Lock your car good.

English (Translate this text in English): Lock your car good.

Atmosphere

Closes out a lot.

English (Translate this text in English): Closes out a lot.

English (Translate this text in English): Closes out a lot.

English (Translate this text in English): Closes out a lot.

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Cotillo beach
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Cotillo beach
By roberto appleby
Jan 12, 2011
phew! - waves close out on shallow shifting sand bars and provide fast barrels if youre good enough to cope with it all. most of the better surfers are on the next beach closest to the cliff. r.e. the main beach I found the waves better either just to the le
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Cotillo beach
By Sid001
Dec 19, 2010
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Cotillo beach
By Risingsun
Sep 3, 2010
- I'm a novice so cotillo looks quite hard for me but a lot of fun there :-)
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Cotillo beach
By figlio
Dec 7, 2009
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Cotillo beach
By danisaiz
Feb 21, 2008
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By cojones , 19-03-2009

sweet & sour - cotillo can be so super sweet - but it can be so nasty.
a lot of the sand that had been in cotillo up to 2005 is now gone - drastic winter storms have taken it off and a lot of rocks are now visible in the sand. the first section of the beach used to be super sweet and soft even on bigger days, but these days it gets really nasty and when the swell gets big you just get close outs and a mean rip towards the harbour which you need to escape in case you do not want to get in trouble. in addition to that all of the surf schools will go to cotillo - so on a weekday you have up to 40 young guns in the water with boards flying around.
if you are serious about your surfing go to the southern part of the beach. you still get better wave quality there due to more sand, but take care: the incoming tide will push you towards the rocks and so will the rip.
i have a love/hate relationship with cotillo: some of the best rides i had, i had them there, but ....

By Anonymous , 17-02-2009

Ed - One of the heaviest beach breaks ever when its on...the shoredump from hell...i nearly snuffed it there bigtime...

By Anonymous , 04-12-2008

It can be really heavy! - NYE 02/03,6-8 ft(I've surfed all over the world but never seen power like it) I saw a gap between sets and paddled hard, got caught in a mega rip, took me right round towards the harbour, when I finally managed to get back to the impact zone, snapped my leash and lost my board on the first wave( huge closeout) and got held under from 20-30 seconds from every wave, after finally washed up on the rocks 15 mins later, just as the coastguard chopper arrived. I thought I was dead that day. Don't go in if it's closing out!

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