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Latitude: 9° 46.576' S
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At Km 336 of the North Panamericana highway you must take a sand-road detour of 1 Km approx. From the highway, you can see the wave.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Wave qualityWorld Class
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
The wave is very fast and tubular, the barrel is square and dry. The take off is very difficult. You have to be careful of the reef, because even at high tide it is extremely shallow.
It´s a beautiful spot, with cristaline water, in a very natural and desertic setting. The wave is real quality.
Its a great wave, with no crowds, however, it requires experienced surfers.
By email@example.com , 09-06-2006
big is not always important! - This spot is amazing! You can surf that spot fast allways, it doesn´t matter if is small or big, because it never closed. Try to get there at the left of the beach break or by the rocks. If there is too big (3 or 4 meters) try to past the beach break because by the rocks is a little bit dangerous. I like that spot when is 1.5 or 2 meters because in the second section you get barrels. Be carefull with the bottom at these section because there is fast no water (maybe 0.50 meters). At big swells don´t try to stay near the rocks because you can get a 3 or 4 meters quickly waves and you can hurts yourselve. There is no people around there to save you if you get troubles. Try to go with a group (4 or 6 mates) and with an allroad (4x4). ENJOY IT!!!!!!
By Patrick Beck , 30-04-2004
Playa Grande is the one - Very proud to have surfed it in all sizes. and proud to have this wave near my summer house. This spot will kill you if the current is strong. Be in good shape, as you can see in the photos, you will not have fun if you are fighting to survive. By the way, this beach do not have lifeguards
By anonymous , 26-09-2003
spot nearby - there is a spot similar to explosives(lima) in the beach next to playa grande