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The beach fronting the main resort of Punta Hermosa is flanked by La Isla, a rocky island joined to the land by a causeway. In the middle of the bay, a reliable peak forms on waist-high days and keeps breaking right up to double-overhead. Its starts as a rambling righthand wall, thick at the base with crumbling lip-line and open faces perfect for carves and gouges. As it heads to the inside section, steeper hooks and cover-ups are possible before it fills and reforms into the shorebreak section called La Puntilla further to the right. The left is usually so soft, the whitewash line mirrors the rights and only cutbacks will do. There are waves further out on the exposed point and the bombora reef at Kon Tiki, for those training to ride Pico Alto.

Crowds are guaranteed at weekends and holidays. More sharp rocks, urchins and barnacles. It's a long paddle out (350m), which can be reduced by jumping in from the causeway. Intermediates spot.

  • All Tides
  • Submerged reef with peaky waves
  • Sand
  • S - W
  • North Easterly
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