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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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Go to Playas and go as if you where going to Engabao
then don't go to the end of the road just keep strait then when you see a guard house you must turn to the left then keep strait , then to the right ,pass some houses and then you will see some rocks and a lighthouse.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Playas and go as if you where going to Engabao<br />then don't go to the end of the road just keep strait then when you see a guard house you must turn to the left then keep strait , then to the right ,pass some houses and then you will see some rocks and a lighthouse.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Playas and go as if you where going to Engabao&lt;br &#47;&gt;then don't go to the end of the road just keep strait then when you see a guard house you must turn to the left then keep strait , then to the right ,pass some houses and then you will see some rocks and a lighthouse.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Playas and go as if you where going to Engabao&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;then don't go to the end of the road just keep strait then when you see a guard house you must turn to the left then keep strait , then to the right ,pass some houses and then you will see some rocks and a lighthouse.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

When you see the rocks you must go down of the rocks and enter to the right side. Be careful with your boards because there are some hidden rocks that can destroy your boards.

English (Translate this text in English): When you see the rocks you must go down of the rocks and enter to the right side. Be careful with your boards because there are some hidden rocks that can destroy your boards.

English (Translate this text in English): When you see the rocks you must go down of the rocks and enter to the right side. Be careful with your boards because there are some hidden rocks that can destroy your boards.

English (Translate this text in English): When you see the rocks you must go down of the rocks and enter to the right side. Be careful with your boards because there are some hidden rocks that can destroy your boards.

Atmosphere

Haaaaa I almost forgot : if you go to the first section be careful because it has an exceptional tube but it can close and you could hit the rock section.

English (Translate this text in English): Haaaaa I almost forgot : if you go to the first section be careful because it has an exceptional tube but it can close and you could hit the rock section.

English (Translate this text in English): Haaaaa I almost forgot : if you go to the first section be careful because it has an exceptional tube but it can close and you could hit the rock section.

English (Translate this text in English): Haaaaa I almost forgot : if you go to the first section be careful because it has an exceptional tube but it can close and you could hit the rock section.

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By IvanK , 15-08-2006

rentals - Can I rent board in Playas? IvanK

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