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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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 Arashi

Aruba

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 12° 37.204' N
Longitude: 70° 3.239' W

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 Access

Very simple. Take the main island highway from the hotel area all the way towards the lighthouse look to your left at the end of the housing area.

English (Translate this text in English): Very simple. Take the main island highway from the hotel area all the way towards the lighthouse look to your left at the end of the housing area.

English (Translate this text in English): Very simple. Take the main island highway from the hotel area all the way towards the lighthouse look to your left at the end of the housing area.

English (Translate this text in English): Very simple. Take the main island highway from the hotel area all the way towards the lighthouse look to your left at the end of the housing area.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Fisherman's huts

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerFast, Fun, Powerless

Normal lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West

Good wind directionNorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks

 Additional Information

This spot is very fickle but when it's on, it is just like Padang Padang or Uluwatu. Not a drop of water out of place and the best waves you'll ever surf. It's not a very hollow wave but it is long and perfect. When it gets over 6 or 8 ft. it has a very long right. It's usually a left though. For it to break it either requires a hurricane in the gulf of mexico or a huge cold front near the lower half of the USA.

Park your car in front of the spot and talk to the locals. They will clue you in on where to paddle out and where to sit as this spot is a bit tricky. There is a long channel on the right of the reef and it is about a 10 - 15 minute paddle out. The wind is always offshore here but very hard blowing, that's why it needs size to break good. The best part is that it is a very long wave. When it's on, it gets really crowded. Good luck. I have lived on Aruba for 10 years and I've only caught it perfect 3 times or so. Other times it's still fun.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is very fickle but when it's on, it is just like Padang Padang or Uluwatu. Not a drop of water out of place and the best waves you'll ever surf. It's not a very hollow wave but it is long and perfect. When it gets over 6 or 8 ft. it has a very long right. It's usually a left though. For it to break it either requires a hurricane in the gulf of mexico or a huge cold front near the lower half of the USA.<br /><br />Park your car in front of the spot and talk to the locals. They will clue you in on where to paddle out and where to sit as this spot is a bit tricky. There is a long channel on the right of the reef and it is about a 10 - 15 minute paddle out. The wind is always offshore here but very hard blowing, that's why it needs size to break good. The best part is that it is a very long wave. When it's on, it gets really crowded. Good luck. I have lived on Aruba for 10 years and I've only caught it perfect 3 times or so. Other times it's still fun.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is very fickle but when it's on, it is just like Padang Padang or Uluwatu. Not a drop of water out of place and the best waves you'll ever surf. It's not a very hollow wave but it is long and perfect. When it gets over 6 or 8 ft. it has a very long right. It's usually a left though. For it to break it either requires a hurricane in the gulf of mexico or a huge cold front near the lower half of the USA.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Park your car in front of the spot and talk to the locals. They will clue you in on where to paddle out and where to sit as this spot is a bit tricky. There is a long channel on the right of the reef and it is about a 10 - 15 minute paddle out. The wind is always offshore here but very hard blowing, that's why it needs size to break good. The best part is that it is a very long wave. When it's on, it gets really crowded. Good luck. I have lived on Aruba for 10 years and I've only caught it perfect 3 times or so. Other times it's still fun.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is very fickle but when it's on, it is just like Padang Padang or Uluwatu. Not a drop of water out of place and the best waves you'll ever surf. It's not a very hollow wave but it is long and perfect. When it gets over 6 or 8 ft. it has a very long right. It's usually a left though. For it to break it either requires a hurricane in the gulf of mexico or a huge cold front near the lower half of the USA.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Park your car in front of the spot and talk to the locals. They will clue you in on where to paddle out and where to sit as this spot is a bit tricky. There is a long channel on the right of the reef and it is about a 10 - 15 minute paddle out. The wind is always offshore here but very hard blowing, that's why it needs size to break good. The best part is that it is a very long wave. When it's on, it gets really crowded. Good luck. I have lived on Aruba for 10 years and I've only caught it perfect 3 times or so. Other times it's still fun.

Atmosphere

Atmoshpere is as usual very cool. Arubans are the friendliest people on earth. Do show respect for the locals.

English (Translate this text in English): Atmoshpere is as usual very cool. Arubans are the friendliest people on earth. Do show respect for the locals.

English (Translate this text in English): Atmoshpere is as usual very cool. Arubans are the friendliest people on earth. Do show respect for the locals.

English (Translate this text in English): Atmoshpere is as usual very cool. Arubans are the friendliest people on earth. Do show respect for the locals.

General

World classic to Epic when it's on.

English (Translate this text in English): World classic to Epic when it's on.

English (Translate this text in English): World classic to Epic when it's on.

English (Translate this text in English): World classic to Epic when it's on.

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By Anonymous , 22-02-2007

rancho ta scop sanca - whuuuueeee first time i went here i just began bodyboarding i smoked pod got 2 hi 2 surf and lost a allot of prety good waves but yesterday i went there again and it was so fuckin aswome 5 heads outside good contditions not that big do for surfer atleast shoulder hi. man i got stoooked man that was my best surf session of 2007 till now. you get so pumped when you riding the waves it so perfect for drop knee because it a pretty slow wave so you could spray of the lip there like maybe 7 to 8 times on 1 wave man.

By Anonymous , 23-06-2006

- I've heard that aruba is one of the windiest islands in the caribbean. that work pos or neg? how's that affect all the breaks?

By phillipkervel@hotmail.com , 04-02-2006

arashi - arashi... its pretty awesome when its big actually, i learned 2 surf there on a ok day.. then i went too wari, dos playa, shark bay, and let me tell you when arashi is big, u cant compare anything to it. its personally my favorite spot, reef-coral.. but it really is worth it!! btw im 14 years old :)

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