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Latitude: 18° 28.222' N
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it's in the Manitee county. On the eastern part. Just ask "donde esta los tubos" you'll find it from there.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
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 tide
Week crowdFew surfers
The wave throws over pretty quick but not too bad. Paddle out/in on the left of the break otherwise you will get sea urchins in every spot of your body possible.
I only surfed the spot twice but when I was there it was very light crowds, actually most of the crowd consisted of me and my bros. I came with a positive attitude and people would just come up and say "hola me amigo". Everyone was just real nice and welcoming but if you come with a bad attitude i'm sure bad things will come.
Once again I only surfed this wave twice but it was a real fun wave when I surfed it and I heard it wasn't even that good of a day so I can imagine it can get pretty epic.
By anonymous , 04-04-2006
Great day at Los Tubos - I live in California and had a meeeting at Hyatt Dorado. Rented a board at Kalichee surf shop. Had 2-5' Los Tubos with only 2 others out. Tons of fun...rights and lefts. Watch your steps going out and coming in....plan on a few abrasions from the rocks. This place must really be good on a bigger swell.
By gringo , 26-12-2005
classic,goingoff,calistyle - I moved from sandiego in92 fell in love with los tubos the first clasy day, and never loooked back. living large and catching the kind,and still going of in 2005-06. Ilove this wave. come getya some .
By EL GHETTO , 19-11-2005
- mucho han estado a punto de morir en los tubos es uno de los spot que mas pies aguanta. de levitown hasta barceloneta es el mejor bigwave spot y tiene unas corrientes y remolinos de los cuales debes de tener conocimiento para no pasar un mal rato pero si lo escoreas bueno vaz a querer repetir la playa.Esta playa es excelente para tableros y tiene una fuerza tremenda
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