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Latitude: 2° 37.579' S
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The surf spot is accessible directly from the main road. The bridge here is washed out, so it is no longer a "through road". Accessing the site from any of the main towns, park on the side of the road just before the bridge. Locals are generally friendly and happy to watch. Often locals will be fishing in this area, but have never caused any problems.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Alternative name Lumberyard
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to Don't know
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Best surfed at a rising tide with a swell from the north at over a meter. When the tide is receding often the brackish water from a reservoir dumps back into the beach messing up the wave and muddying the water.
This is a great spot for beginning surfers where peeling waves can easily be caught without much paddling. The bottom is sandy and easy to walk the board out to the breaking area. Because it's protected, the waves rarely get huge, but they have a nice shape and peel nicely when it's breaking well.
It's a fun little wave that rarely closes out b/c it's in a protected cove. Great place for kids. The only hazard is sand-fleas, so I sometimes mix Dettol (local antiseptic) in with my sunscreen to keep the sand-fleas from biting so much (thanks to Dan for the tip). Also, this is close to the equator so sun is strong and burns quickly.
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