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From El Valle walk west on the only road going that direction, towards the beach. You'll here the waves. If you get lost, the only other road out of town takes you to the Beach too!
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy plane only
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day length
Good swell directionSouthEast
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
First off, to get to El Valle, you must fly to Nuqui a town to the south. No roads in the Choco (the area on the Pacific)! everything is accessed by boat. Don’t worry, the boats are the public transportation, they will take you from town to town.
The surf here is frequent. There are both left and right breaks at El Valle. The waves here carry a lot of energy and are good for short boards. When its big it holds up well, but not for inexperienced surfers.
A few local kids from Cali live in a shack near the beach and shape boards. Nice guys, and will rent, sell, and repair boards for you. Hopefully they are still there. Totally unorganized, but are very helpful and have everything, spare leashes etc. No local hostility at all, in fact they love seeing other people in the water.
The Choco is truly amazing! The topography, jungle, lack of development, and friendly people make this an amazing place. There are some places to stay (pretty cheap) right on the beach. This beach is beautiful, and almost always has surfable waves. It is a paradise, but with all that said things are changing.
Unfortunately the civil war has entered the area, and the FARC has moved nearby. When I was there it was VERY safe, though now I am hearing mixed reports. PLEASE know the situation before going there. It's sad because the local people there are really victims to the violence, as they are really peaceful.
Great surf spot. Stunning mountains and jungle. Freindly people. I will post pictures soon!
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