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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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 Iztapa

Guatemala

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 13° 55.519' N
Longitude: 90° 43.295' W

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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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

Atmosphere

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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

General

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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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 Alberto , 23-06-2004

renovation - We are in a innovation in Iztapa

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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