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Latitude: 19° 46.95' N
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Take the coastal road east from Sosua on the north shore. Its about a 15 minute car ride.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun, Powerless
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
The spot is very accessible. There is enough parking space for all the cars and moto's all the way to the left. There is also a small sandwichbar for simple food and coffee in the morning.
Locals are friendly and willing to help. There are a couple of rules to keep the nice atmosphere as it is.
This place can look world class with the right conditions. Tends to close when it gets over 10 ft+
By HookedCabarete , 13-10-2009
Boardrental - To anwer your question: We rent our boards and arrange lessons at our accommodation tight on Encuentro. check the website for pricing: www.hookedcabarete.com
By turborex , 21-03-2009
fun - i recently surfed encuentro march 5-10th. it was well overhead the first day closing out. very few people out there. after the storm cleared the area it was real fun 7-10ft in the mornings before the winds picked up. still alot of closeouts but worth it. there even was a whale jumping out of the water offshore one day. kind of a rough paddle out when it was big, but the locals were nice and enthusiastic. pretty crowded but no shortage of waves, and very good atmosphere in the lineup.
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