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Starting on the beaches around Havana, La Setenta is the pick of the spots. It's located to the west of the old centre, just in front of the distinctive Russian Embassy in the Miramar district. A shallow table of flat, dead but painfully sharp coral produces messy peaks that often close out. In fact, were it not for the slab of concrete sticking out into the ocean here that provides a marginally easier entry and exit point, this spot hardly differs from any other part of the reef that lines the Havana coastline. It can get very busy and, unfortunately, surf etiquette doesn't appear to have caught on in a big way in Cuba.

AKA Playa 70.

72nd street

  • All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand
  • NW - NE
  • South Easterly
  • 6 1