Santa Catalina

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the smallest day i had it, was when it was 4-6´I was getting barreled. And the locals did not even bother to go out, it was the smallest day of the year they said.

It is a great wave if you get it uncrowded, they don't call it Santa Crowdalina for no reason

nice and friendly

Additional Info:
It pretty much works all year long, so if you just want to go and surf hardcore, for your whole vacation this is the spot. Picks up all swell.

During the summer is the prime season for this spot, and expect prime crowds. There will be longboarders in florescent speedos going over the falls while you are setting up for the tube. Had two boards mangled because of the idiots who go there. Be careful, and bring ding repair.


Access by bus or car, to the little village of Santa Catalina.

WalkShort walk (5-15 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (rocky)
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc.)
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
FrequencyVery consistent (150+ days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionUnknown
Swell directionSouthWest, South
Swell size3ft-5ft - 16ft and over
TideMid and high tide
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekUltra crowded
WeekendUltra crowded

Urchins, Rocks



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