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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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 Cliffs

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 21° 15.152' N
Longitude: 157° 48.247' W

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FIND DIAMOND HEAD...LOOK FOR ALL THE CARS ON THE COASTLINE...THAT'S IT!

English (Translate this text in English): FIND DIAMOND HEAD...LOOK FOR ALL THE CARS ON THE COASTLINE...THAT'S IT!

English (Translate this text in English): FIND DIAMOND HEAD...LOOK FOR ALL THE CARS ON THE COASTLINE...THAT'S IT!

English (Translate this text in English): FIND DIAMOND HEAD...LOOK FOR ALL THE CARS ON THE COASTLINE...THAT'S IT!

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerOrdinary

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth

Good wind directionNorth

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks

 Additional Information

Locals rip off all the tourists here, so lock your car.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals rip off all the tourists here, so lock your car.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals rip off all the tourists here, so lock your car.

English (Translate this text in English): Locals rip off all the tourists here, so lock your car.

Atmosphere

There are waves every single day, atleast longboardable. There are many peaks so the crowd is spread out. Be wary of the rocky areas, especially by Brown's and inside Lighthouse.

English (Translate this text in English): There are waves every single day, atleast longboardable. There are many peaks so the crowd is spread out. Be wary of the rocky areas, especially by Brown's and inside Lighthouse.

English (Translate this text in English): There are waves every single day, atleast longboardable. There are many peaks so the crowd is spread out. Be wary of the rocky areas, especially by Brown's and inside Lighthouse.

English (Translate this text in English): There are waves every single day, atleast longboardable. There are many peaks so the crowd is spread out. Be wary of the rocky areas, especially by Brown's and inside Lighthouse.

General

If the surf is small, there's always SOMETHING to surf at Cliffs. The wave isn't anything world class so don't get snobby. The wind can get very annoying when over 15 mph.

English (Translate this text in English): If the surf is small, there's always SOMETHING to surf at Cliffs. The wave isn't anything world class so don't get snobby. The wind can get very annoying when over 15 mph.

English (Translate this text in English): If the surf is small, there's always SOMETHING to surf at Cliffs. The wave isn't anything world class so don't get snobby. The wind can get very annoying when over 15 mph.

English (Translate this text in English): If the surf is small, there's always SOMETHING to surf at Cliffs. The wave isn't anything world class so don't get snobby. The wind can get very annoying when over 15 mph.

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By cmiehls
Aug 10, 2005
First Surf Session - First Surf Session in my life.  Had my cousin Chris take me out on one of his long boards.  Surfed with Chris and Sam and had a pretty good time.  The paddle out was well over a hundred yards, and after catching a couple waves I got a
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By cmiehls
Aug 5, 2005
Diamondhead with Sam - Second session, went out with Sam and thought I could handle the short board.  Made the long paddle out again, but before I could catch any waves, I lost my leash on a big wave.  I lost my board and the current took it down diamondhead para
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By Anonymous , 07-10-2008

Lighthouse rules - I surfed the lighthouse lately and even though its windy I still love it, When the tide was shifting it got weird and chunky mush on the inside, I saw a bunch of dudes out at cliffs and I was thinking what are they doing over there, the other break is so much better?

By Anonymous , 28-04-2008

- Good spot. Wind tends to mess it up and there are alot of different peaks that break all over the place. The people that surf here are not to bad and less amateur then south shore. The biggest thing you have to watch out for is the shallow reef when riding a wave in. Just try to minimize your impact if you fall. Never fall down head first here!

By Kewalos , 16-02-2008

Lighthouse Bowl - The pic of lighthouse bowl states that it is rare to catch it like that, thats false. Lighthouse goes off like that all the time, maybe not everyday, but enough to make it worth checking when the wind is light. Lighthouse has a killer bowl with a spinning right when its on, not mushball like the cliff side. The left can get real good as well and hollow. The crew at lighthouse has it wired and longboarders are not well tolerated unless they know the boys. Best on the low tide, S,SW,SE or W wrap. Always something breaking anytime of the year. Not for kooks or anyone who doesnt like shallow reef breaks. High performance rippable wave. Paddling in can be tricky--lots of people get drydocked on the reef on low tides. Good town spot, sometimes can catch it going off with only a few guys. Like I said if you cant surf good, you wont catch many waves there. The boys will shut you down, and you'll be watching everyone else get waves. If you can surf, show some common courtesy and figure out the line-up--you'll have a good time.

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