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Latitude: 12° 23.074' S
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Go to the settlement of Santa Rosa and park as far south as possible. Walk south past the dry river-bed and 'El Huayco' and continue to the first point. If you go to far you'll round the headland (Penascal) and see the bay of Playa Norte (San Bartolo)
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
This is mostly a left hand point break which works best on low-mid tides. A right is sometimes ridable.
The atmosphere is usually pretty good, as it is not as 'hard core' as some spots in the area - and is a little less accessible!
Well worth the walk. Yet another quality wave in this extremely wave-rich area.
By anonymous , 27-03-2006
- I´ve heard from friends that have already surfed there that it´s a heavy wave with big barrels that looks like Pipe on it´s better days. However, I don´t know anything about the constancy of the break.
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