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Latitude: 13° 53.362' N
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Go to Monterrico. This is a little town, you can arrive there with "chicken busses", from Guatemala city, and boat from La Avellana. Monterrico is an amazing place with nice people.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day length
Good swell direction
Good wind directionEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
In monterrico you can find hotel with price from 5$ to 20$. The waves are good from may to october.
the scenery is reduced to its basic elements: a strip of dead straight sand, a line of powerful surf, a huge empty ocean and an enormous curving horizon.
By Dave Croce , 01-09-2010
Monterico to Paredon - The profile of the beach is very steep form high tide to low tide making a strong rip tide especialty when high to low tide. The waves are typically 4-8' with or without a breeze but the waves break close to the beach with a nice barrel but without much flow to them because of the constant rip tide effect.
By Ralf , 27-08-2010
Not for surf - Hi, I know the Guatemala coast and Monterrico not is good for surf, is very dificult that you can find one day in aceptable conditions, normaly is very closed, for that there are not surfers there.
By anonymous , 13-05-2006
not much - Beautiful country, beautiful people, great food. Wonderful place to visit, and it may actually break, but I saw nothing that was surfable and I checked out Hawaii, and Montericco. There may be other breaks, I just didn't see this one, or notice any potential, the sand drops off steep and the tides move little. Again, go visit, but don't bother carrying your board with you, bring your hiking boots...
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