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From Barbate drive direction canos de meca. where the road goes uphil park your car somewhere, but watch out, then i have heard that theft occurs. walk to the corner in the shore. when the right swell is there, you will find your way
DistanceTake a car
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Yerba Buena
Wave qualityRegional Classic
PowerHollow, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionNorth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
only with good swell. check el palmar and canos first. if canos de meca has good size, then it is worth to drive to barbate. If u catch it in a good day ur gonna trip over it, its and amazing wave
its a wonderful spot, it will never have more than 5 people out, the best session I have ever had was there 6 feet, clean and perfect, the wave has an easy drop then a hollow section in wich u dont want to fall if the tide is two low, or if the swell is to small, and the tide is high. and then u have a clean wall to tair infront of u, for about 50 yards
when it does break, i think it is one of the best right-hander waves of spain actually. the problem only is that you need a good size swell
By Anonymous , 16-02-2010
Be careful - Hi,
there's a real problem of theft here, surfers have to make carguard... The pic gets more crowded and the atmosphere is less cool. It's a pity!
By Anonymous , 02-02-2009
3/2 wetsuit - i was there a lot of times in winter. a 3/2 wetsuit is enough
By Anonymous , 28-01-2007
beware - park your car in the town, not at the top of the hill. theft is common, remember this is the drug-port for Cadiz, dont leave anything of value in your car. The line-up is getting more crowded and there is definetly more tension in the water. but cool when bigger.
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