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Latitude: 10° 18.981' N
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ask for Las Tortugas Hotel, it's 10 steps from it.
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name las tortugas
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
its a nice and constant spot but very crowded
standing on beach...main break to your left...other to your right. both good, both crowded , On-shore wind can come up in the afternoon (thermals). Best when high tide is around 6-9am.
Go to Las Tortugas Hotel and tell Louis the H-town boys sent you and you want to surf. They'll take care of you. There are simple little things you can do to get in the water and do your thing without 50000 peeps droppin' in on ya. Go for a walk, monkey-trail style, Louis will tell ya where to go....he told me. Bring some shade and board....Great spot...be back in Jan.
By jaxon , 16-07-2011
pipeline high tide - zero at low - First of all, who labeled this spot so south on the beach? Anyway, in winter (dry season), PG frequently gets massive, dredging, offshore left barrels at high tide...very reminiscent of smaller+ pipeline. However, if you saw it at med-low tide, you'de think it couldn't even be a surf spot. Gets very crowded...unfortunately with a lot of untalented/druggy surfers and rude brazilian wave hogs. Getting dropped in on happens a lot, no matter if you're a an advanced surfer with perfect wave priority (makes a beautiful spot ugly). I've also almost stepped on used hypodermic needles on the beach near where the cars camp.
By Santiago Garza , 03-12-2008
Grande - I've been living over here for a while and Grande is my favorite wave...
It gets crowded and is pretty useless during low tide, but most spots in this area are. (during low tide, head to el tortugero on the other side of the rivermouth by langosta) The main break for grande is right in front of the parking area, with a couple smaller peaks off to the sides. mostly breaks right but with some solid lefts as well.
Great wave, much bigger than the surrounding areas.
By ferdinand , 30-05-2008
Grande - Been hangin out here now for a couple weeks. Chillin with my boy Dingbatz at the end of the road behind Kike's restaurant. He's gotta a surf factory and repairs boards, very well too! He shaped outta huntington for a while so he knows whats up! Fun little baech break break with some potential but the crowds can get annoying like anywhere. Cool low key town with tons of spots within an hour or so driving distance. Might get lucky and see some turtles.
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