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Latitude: 9° 39.63' N
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30mn by car from Jaco and 25 min by boat from playa Herradura
DistanceTake a car
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Private access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name Punta Leona
Wave qualityWorld Class
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
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 movementFalling tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Private beach
take a local (surf guide from Jaco beach-front of Best Western hotel) with you, needs a solid ground swell...
perfect rights and lefts in good condition!
check it out!
By Anonymous , 02-02-2010
- Where can I find a boat ride to playa escondida? Should I just go to the marina in herradura and ask around? I saw a couple advertisements online but they wanted like $150, seems a little unreasonable.
By jungley , 03-07-2007
escon - a great wave. Ive surfed it with a crazy crowd and got waves. Once the boys see youre not a kook, and with some etiquite a good sesh tobe had.Went there with PapaG for the 1st time in 01. We came aroundthe corner and al of a sudden gutters. 6 to 8 foot left and right bombs.This was dawn patrol. We surfed forhrs before anyone else showed up. On the way there this guy from Conetticut s telling me how hes gonna ripit up. Well we anchor upandI jumpoutta the boat. Hes kind of next to me aswe paddle out, here comesa set. This guy looks at mewith pure terror. I bailmy board swim under 2 wavesreel inmy boardand make it out back. This guy got pinballed across the point. It looked like a tiger got his ass.He was sliced up from his feet tohis lower back. Meanwhile I continued tosurf! Papag tendedtothis retard, luckily he wasnt bleeding to death so wefinished our sesh. Great video of that day!Pura Vida mai
By beeeeyah , 05-06-2007
Escon - Very fun wave. Boat ride is maybe 10 minutes. Escon gets zooed, but by low tide everyone is gone and u can surf the place with a few others who are willing to charge the 6 inc deep inside. Locals will drop in, but if you prove yourself and are respectful they will give you the waves you earn.
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