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Latitude: 13° 55.519' N
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This spot is in Iztapa; take a canoe across the river; walk towards the beach on the other side and look north; you will see the rivermouth.
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouth
Good wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
This is where it breaks; pretty good as well; nice rights; sometimes hollow. You can stay at the bungalows near the rivermouth for maybe 30Q per night. Very beautiful. I was there for 4 days and didnt see another surfer. Watch out for debris coming out of the rivermouth.
Iztapa is a very small town....but there are a couple of local surfers, and several surfers from guatemala city go to iztapa in the weekends...if you are in iztapa.....ask for Lester (the wave rider)(nickname "el monta olas" in spanish) Lester is a very nice surfer guy that will show you the greates spots for surfing in Iztapa
I think Iztapa is good place....is better when theres no wind....y recomend La barra de Iztapa that is open from august to december, and the barra in Linda vista....a very good spot that is just 1 mile away from iztapa.
By Cali gringo , 14-01-2005
watch your step - Iztapa is a mellow little beach town with a lot of nice, friendly people. You have to take a lancha across the river to get to the beach. Don't be discouraged if you don't find good waves when you step off the boat, you have to surf in between the jetties for ridable waves, the entire beach is one big closeout due to its steepness. The rivermouth probably holds good potential, but the day I surfed it the waves were mushy and junky. Watch your step in the water, I found a syringe on the beach. If you get the munchies the mariscos here can't be beat, just walk down the beach and you'll find plenty of restaurants to drink cerveza and siesta.
By anonymous , 22-07-2003
Check it out..... - A new jetty has been constructed, been there 5 times…saw it break 2 out of five, if it does, the right groin is the place 2 be…nice left with a 30-50 meter run, check out the pix and judge for your self. Good Luck.
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