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In the Ruta del Sol, between Puerto Lopez and Montañita, shortly after Puerto Rico. Get past Hostal Alandaluz, when you see a cement football pitch turn right and right in front of you is Hostal Viejamar. The wave is right in front of the hostal.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Private access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
The wave is pretty strong when it gets big. Can get pretty hollow too. The undertow is pretty strong, but as the beach is really long, there is no problem if you get tired of paddling.
Really long and beautiful lenghty beach. Whales pass by in whale season veyr often. What a feeling it is to be inside the water and see the whales jumping a hundred meters away. The hostel in front of the beach "Viejamar" is owned by a chilean ex-journalist longboarder whose life has a big story to tell. I stayed there for 10 days and which I could have stayed more.
It is not Indonesia, the Maldives or Hawaii but the wave is pretty powerful and can get really good.
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By titocarmo , 08-03-2009
Viejamar - Stayed a couple of days in Viejamar lovely cabanas. In a very nice atmosphere and with an empty spot just 20 meters walking from our cabana. Very nice spot, best in high tight, good for long and short boards.
He had a very nice time and very cheap also.
Very nice spot, best in high tight, good for long and short boards. We had a very nice time, and cheap also.
By Anonymous , 08-08-2008
Good Wave...buena ola - Is a good wave in a very beautiful beach...alone!!!!
I live here, I know...
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