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Latitude: 9° 38.233' N
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Center of Santa Teresa, 2 km North from cruse Mal Pais. 2 min. walk to the best beach break.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Wave qualityWorld Class
DirectionRight and left
BottomFlat rocks with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Good wind directionWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
I had great time, will be back for sure
Didn't want to leave!!!!!!
By Urb Sluffington , 12-12-2017
Localism sucks. - Surfed here a few times over the years and there is definitely an aggressive vibe with the local surfers.
Countless waves got dropped in on with total disregard for position or the fact that you’ve let everyone else in the line up have their rightful pturn.
Guy got super aggressive when on one wave I returned the favour.
Ended up being told to get the fuck off my beach otherwise you want my friends to fuck you up.
Asked the dude why the hell he was so aggressive which clearly wound him up to the point he ended up repeatedly trust his board tip into my face and managed to land a punch
Pura Vida right?
By adrianoh , 21-02-2012
Arriving in Malpais area - Hi, Im arriving in Malpais area around April and planning to stay for a couple of months. I have been looking for a room, share, studio or casita. Looking in the $300-$400 month. Hit me up if any ideas or tips or if you want to connect..Im hailing from New York. good vibes!! Adriano
By geoffsurf , 21-09-2011
More detailed info - Santa Teresa is indeed amazing, and there's some great info here, but for more details about the particular beaches and breaks in Santa Teresa, check out: http://www.malpaissurfing.com
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