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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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 Parata point

France, Corsica

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 Access

From main city Ajaccio, take road D111 toward the Sanguinaires islands
and Parata point. 12 km from Ajaccio Westward.
When you get on the last parking lot before the road stops and the sea
begins, stop (!).
The spot of Parata point is there, right(North) and
left (South) of the parking lot.
You will have noticed : that's 2 spots in one place
(thank you Wannasurf for giving me such nice presents!).
The South spot is a righthander pointbreak (any swell direction from South to NW)
and the North spot is a lefthander one (South to North going W swells).

English (Translate this text in English): From main city Ajaccio, take road D111 toward the Sanguinaires islands<br />and Parata point. 12 km from Ajaccio Westward.<br />When you get on the last parking lot before the road stops and the sea<br />begins, stop (!).<br />The spot of Parata point is there, right(North) and<br />left (South) of the parking lot.<br />You will have noticed : that's 2 spots in one place<br />(thank you Wannasurf for giving me such nice presents!).<br />The South spot is a righthander pointbreak (any swell direction from South to NW)<br />and the North spot is a lefthander one (South to North going W swells).

English (Translate this text in English): From main city Ajaccio, take road D111 toward the Sanguinaires islands&lt;br &#47;&gt;and Parata point. 12 km from Ajaccio Westward.&lt;br &#47;&gt;When you get on the last parking lot before the road stops and the sea&lt;br &#47;&gt;begins, stop (!).&lt;br &#47;&gt;The spot of Parata point is there, right(North) and&lt;br &#47;&gt;left (South) of the parking lot.&lt;br &#47;&gt;You will have noticed : that's 2 spots in one place&lt;br &#47;&gt;(thank you Wannasurf for giving me such nice presents!).&lt;br &#47;&gt;The South spot is a righthander pointbreak (any swell direction from South to NW)&lt;br &#47;&gt;and the North spot is a lefthander one (South to North going W swells).

English (Translate this text in English): From main city Ajaccio, take road D111 toward the Sanguinaires islands&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;and Parata point. 12 km from Ajaccio Westward.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When you get on the last parking lot before the road stops and the sea&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;begins, stop (!).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The spot of Parata point is there, right(North) and&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;left (South) of the parking lot.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;You will have noticed : that's 2 spots in one place&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;(thank you Wannasurf for giving me such nice presents!).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The South spot is a righthander pointbreak (any swell direction from South to NW)&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;and the North spot is a lefthander one (South to North going W swells).

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight and left

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

PowerFast, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

This 2 spots-in-1-place is also a famous diving mecca
and the surf is mainly better during gales. You then
have to shoot the offshore-exposed wave but that mean
you have to wait for the swell to build up enough to
turn around the point (diffraction).
The place is not very wide, though, and you should
be very cautious about the CURRENT.

English (Translate this text in English): This 2 spots-in-1-place is also a famous diving mecca<br />and the surf is mainly better during gales. You then<br />have to shoot the offshore-exposed wave but that mean<br />you have to wait for the swell to build up enough to<br />turn around the point (diffraction).<br />The place is not very wide, though, and you should<br />be very cautious about the CURRENT.

English (Translate this text in English): This 2 spots-in-1-place is also a famous diving mecca&lt;br &#47;&gt;and the surf is mainly better during gales. You then&lt;br &#47;&gt;have to shoot the offshore-exposed wave but that mean&lt;br &#47;&gt;you have to wait for the swell to build up enough to&lt;br &#47;&gt;turn around the point (diffraction).&lt;br &#47;&gt;The place is not very wide, though, and you should&lt;br &#47;&gt;be very cautious about the CURRENT.

English (Translate this text in English): This 2 spots-in-1-place is also a famous diving mecca&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;and the surf is mainly better during gales. You then&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;have to shoot the offshore-exposed wave but that mean&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;you have to wait for the swell to build up enough to&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;turn around the point (diffraction).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The place is not very wide, though, and you should&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;be very cautious about the CURRENT.

Atmosphere

Haven't surfed there myself nor seen surfers...
I have, indeed, seen the postcard you can send by Mail...
the one showing a hell-gale here with 2.5 meters
waves at South point.
WATCH OUT FOR ROCK bottom and the occasional urchin.

English (Translate this text in English): Haven't surfed there myself nor seen surfers...<br />I have, indeed, seen the postcard you can send by Mail...<br />the one showing a hell-gale here with 2.5 meters<br />waves at South point.<br />WATCH OUT FOR ROCK bottom and the occasional urchin.

English (Translate this text in English): Haven't surfed there myself nor seen surfers...&lt;br &#47;&gt;I have, indeed, seen the postcard you can send by Mail...&lt;br &#47;&gt;the one showing a hell-gale here with 2.5 meters&lt;br &#47;&gt;waves at South point.&lt;br &#47;&gt;WATCH OUT FOR ROCK bottom and the occasional urchin.

English (Translate this text in English): Haven't surfed there myself nor seen surfers...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;I have, indeed, seen the postcard you can send by Mail...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;the one showing a hell-gale here with 2.5 meters&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;waves at South point.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;WATCH OUT FOR ROCK bottom and the occasional urchin.

General

Very harsh landscape, with the Sanguinaires islands
just offshore and the whole gulf of Ajaccio in the East.

BONUS : during a swell, take a walk Northward between
Parata point and the Minaccia bay.
No real info concerning the place but nautical charts
show great potential and nearly no road :
the perfect place for a secret spot !

English (Translate this text in English): Very harsh landscape, with the Sanguinaires islands<br />just offshore and the whole gulf of Ajaccio in the East.<br /><br />BONUS : during a swell, take a walk Northward between<br />Parata point and the Minaccia bay.<br />No real info concerning the place but nautical charts<br />show great potential and nearly no road :<br />the perfect place for a secret spot !

English (Translate this text in English): Very harsh landscape, with the Sanguinaires islands&lt;br &#47;&gt;just offshore and the whole gulf of Ajaccio in the East.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;BONUS : during a swell, take a walk Northward between&lt;br &#47;&gt;Parata point and the Minaccia bay.&lt;br &#47;&gt;No real info concerning the place but nautical charts&lt;br &#47;&gt;show great potential and nearly no road :&lt;br &#47;&gt;the perfect place for a secret spot !

English (Translate this text in English): Very harsh landscape, with the Sanguinaires islands&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;just offshore and the whole gulf of Ajaccio in the East.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;BONUS : during a swell, take a walk Northward between&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Parata point and the Minaccia bay.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;No real info concerning the place but nautical charts&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;show great potential and nearly no road :&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;the perfect place for a secret spot !

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By minimalibu@libero.it , 20-06-2001

kamikaze spot - I've seen the spot working with big swell from SW, it's almost impossible to surf there because of the rocks.You must really have a suicide desire if you want to surf there with onshore wind.Try the several sandy spots on the coast from Ajaccio to Porto,they are sheltered by big cliffs.

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