The Magicseaweed Advent Calendar
The wide gulf of Baratti (just North of Piombino) offers several options in big W and SW swells. Il Dado is a powerful left reef on the south corner of the bay. It breaks in front of a big rock over rock and sand bottom. Holds onshore SW wind, unlike the shifty beachbreak peaks in the centre of the bay.. Also La Scivola is a quality right pointbreak peeling over sharp rocks on the north side of the Baratti gulf. Kept secret for a long time. Not crowded.
The water is clear and the landscape pristine.