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there are two different ways to access dona ana 1) pay the old guy at the park seven dollars(which is a big rip off) or 2) paddle over from boca barranca
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name the point
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomFlat rocks with sand
PowerFast, Fun, Ledgey
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
Dona ana is the break to the direct NE of boca barranca, it is very fast and sometimes hollow at low tide it works all the way up untill high tide. On huge S swell this break will link up with boca creating very very very long lefts.
One word describes this spot heavy. the wave itself is not that heavy at all but the locals all shred and unless you too rip getting a wave by yourself will be an ordeal. my advice, if it gets crowded and it will stick to the inside peack directly infront of the main peak these waves come out of nowhere and jack up for almost a hundred yards, nothing like the real dona ana but a good crowd alternative.
this spot is a wonderfull alternitive if boca is either not breaking or crowded. Just watch out for the barnacle encrusted rocks that line the entry/exit point, and the impact zone.
By anonymous , 16-06-2004
1987 - Surfed it on a huge south swell with Pico.This is how it went. Paddled out along the mountain, it sucks up next to a dry ledge,barrels then tapered off,right in front of a rock that comes into play half way thru the wave.The tide changed and cant remember in which diection but all the locals left and so did I. I then said what the hell i"ll go back to the other side of the river and catch 1000 yd lefts with 15 foot faces not bad. Aug 1987 anybody remember Hotel Chanitas on the beach side of the road or Chicho which owned the bar next to the public telephone
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