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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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Seconds
North
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Longitude
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Minutes
Seconds
East
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Precision
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Datum

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  • or Degrees, minutes and seconds (DMS). Example: 33° 38' 29'' S - 78° 50' 28'' S

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Surf Spot Access

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Distance
Don't know
In the city
Take a car
Day trip
Week-end trip
Surf trip
Sell the house, wife and kids
Walk
Don't know
Instant access (< 5min)
short walk (5-15 mn)
good walk (15-30 mn)
long walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?
Don't know
Easy to find
OK
Hard to find
Special access
Don't know
4x4
Paddle > 20mn or Boat
By boat only
By plane only
Public access?
Don't know
Public access
Private access
Wave Description
Type
Beach-break
Sand-bar
Point-break
Reef-coral
Reef-rocky
Reef-artificial
Rivermouth
breakwater/jetty
Don't know
Direction
Right
Left
Right and left
Don't know
Wave quality
Totally Epic
World Class
Regional Classic
Normal
Sloppy
Choss
Don't know
Experience
Beginners wave
All surfers
Experienced surfers
Pros or kamikaze only...
Don't know
Power
Hollow
Fast
Powerful
Ordinary
Fun
Powerless
Ledgey
Slab
Frequency
Rarely break (5day/year)
Sometimes break
Regular
Very consistent (150 day/year)
Don't know
Tide, Swell and Wind
Starts working at ...
Less than 1m / 3ft
1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft
1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft
2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft
2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft
3m-3.5m / 10ft-12ft
Over 3.5m / 12ft
Don't know
Holds up to ...
1m+ / 3ft+
2m+ / 6ft+
2.5m+ / 8ft+
3m+ / 10ft+
4m+ / 12ft
5m / 16 ft and over
Don't know
Good swell direction
North
NorthWest
West
SouthWest
South
SouthEast
East
NorthEast
Don't know
Good wind direction
North
NorthWest
West
SouthWest
South
SouthEast
East
NorthEast
Don't know
Surf Spot Details
Bottom
Sandy
Sandy with rock
Flat rocks
Flat rocks with sand
Boulders
Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Reef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Don't know
Dangers
Urchins
Rips / undertow
Rocks
Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Private beach
Localism
Pollution
Sharks
Shark protected
Nudist colony (France only!)
Mines (Angola only !)
Normal length
Short (< 50m)
Normal (50 to 150m)
Long (150 to 300 m)
Very Long (300 to 500 m)
Exceptional (>500m)
Don't know
Good day length
Short (< 50m)
Normal (50 to 150m)
Long (150 to 300 m)
Very Long (300 to 500 m)
Exceptional (>500m)
Don't know
Week crowd
Empty
Few surfers
Crowded
Ultra crowded
Don't know
Week-end crowd
Empty
Few surfers
Crowded
Ultra crowded
Don't know
Best tide position
All tides
Low tide only
High tide only
Mid tide
Mid and high tide
Low and mid tide
Don't know
Best tide movement
Rising tide
Falling tide
Rising and falling tides
Don't know
Webcam url
url
Additional Information

Tips about this Spot, how to surf it well, where to park your car, etc.

Overview

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General

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