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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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 La Cienaga

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Exacto

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Latitude: 10° 28.838' N
Longitude: 67° 48.528' W

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It's a boat trip away from Ocumare de la Costa (Henri Pittier National Park). Take the boat at La Boca (fisher port) at right had side of the bay of Ocumare. Bargain the price and tell them you will pay them when you're back at La Boca. The Boat trip will take 20 minutes. When entering the lagoon of La Sienaga the break is on your right.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a boat trip away from Ocumare de la Costa (Henri Pittier National Park). Take the boat at La Boca (fisher port) at right had side of the bay of Ocumare. Bargain the price and tell them you will pay them when you're back at La Boca. The Boat trip will take 20 minutes. When entering the lagoon of La Sienaga the break is on your right.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a boat trip away from Ocumare de la Costa (Henri Pittier National Park). Take the boat at La Boca (fisher port) at right had side of the bay of Ocumare. Bargain the price and tell them you will pay them when you're back at La Boca. The Boat trip will take 20 minutes. When entering the lagoon of La Sienaga the break is on your right.

English (Translate this text in English): It's a boat trip away from Ocumare de la Costa (Henri Pittier National Park). Take the boat at La Boca (fisher port) at right had side of the bay of Ocumare. Bargain the price and tell them you will pay them when you're back at La Boca. The Boat trip will take 20 minutes. When entering the lagoon of La Sienaga the break is on your right.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessBy boat only

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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We planned a day trip to the lagoon of La Sienaga and did not bring our surfboards with us. I don't think the spot has been surfed yet. Nobody knows about surfers who went their for surfing. The fishermen told us it's crazy with the rocks in the area ..... 2 be explored ....... if you have the guts ........

English (Translate this text in English): We planned a day trip to the lagoon of La Sienaga and did not bring our surfboards with us. I don't think the spot has been surfed yet. Nobody knows about surfers who went their for surfing. The fishermen told us it's crazy with the rocks in the area ..... 2 be explored ....... if you have the guts ........

English (Translate this text in English): We planned a day trip to the lagoon of La Sienaga and did not bring our surfboards with us. I don't think the spot has been surfed yet. Nobody knows about surfers who went their for surfing. The fishermen told us it's crazy with the rocks in the area ..... 2 be explored ....... if you have the guts ........

English (Translate this text in English): We planned a day trip to the lagoon of La Sienaga and did not bring our surfboards with us. I don't think the spot has been surfed yet. Nobody knows about surfers who went their for surfing. The fishermen told us it's crazy with the rocks in the area ..... 2 be explored ....... if you have the guts ........

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By Anonymous , 18-09-2008

Not surfable - This wave never breaks, only during strong swells, preferably hurricane swells. This beach has no waves, it's totally flat. It's a scuba and snorkeling location. The problem with this break is that is located at the lagoon entrance. You can see it from the boat to your right when you are arriving the spot. It has virtualy no bottom because the coral reef goes down in a vertical wall right to the bottom of the ocean just after the corner, entering the lagoon. When you are snorkelign you can see the wall vanishing in the depth till you can't see the bottom anymore, just deep blue. And the shallow part of the reef just before the entrance corner is too way shallow, so shallow that the top spikes of the coral are actually out of the water and birds put nests there.
Of course when a huge swell makes it here the waves break when they hit the shallow reef, but there's no way to surf over it, and if you'd make it safe and pass the reef and make it to the corner where the lefty starts, the wave vanishes cuz the bottom goes away. No bottom. From 0 mts depth to 50 mts in no second. So the ride is over. That's why none has surfed it yet. Of course it looks impressive when you see those huge waves hitting the reef, but it's not surfable. Plus boats can't make it there when the swells are pumping. You'd have to stay in a tent for a couple of days before the swell hits, so you are already there when it starts pumping. And if something happens to you, there's no help. You are alone. No roads or ways to make it to a hospital fast.

Better spots are just 300mts before la cienaga, like Maya beach, to the left. Long beach with coral reefs and super hollow waves.

Just enjoy the corals and do some snorkeling or scuba ;)

By tim , 27-03-2004

no title - great comment .....

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