El dedo

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In General this is the non locals (non native) wave. Just about everybody that surfs here is relaxed. This is due to the other spots being highly localized. It is Not the best wave in the area but will be less crowded and less competetive.

I give this wave a 4.5, 6 on its best day. 10 would be Jefferys bay in S.A.

Additional Info:
This is a decent wave with a mellow vibe. It has a short ledgey left and a longer wally right. When the waves are big and the planets align the right can connect with an inside section that is duly named Jefferys.


In Playa de Las Americas 150 meters south of Hooters. Look for the man made tide pool and the large volcanic rock (El Dedo) sticking up 3 meters in the air.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (rocky)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc.)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionUnknown
Swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 16ft and over
TideMid and high tide
Tide movementRising tide
WeekFew surfers

Urchins, Rocks, Man-made danger (buoys etc..)



Nearby spots
La Derecha

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Bottom:Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc.)
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El Conquistador

0.23 miles away

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Bottom:Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc.)
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)
La Izquierda (Spanish Left)

0.57 miles away

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Frequency:Don't know