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Ollies Point (Potrero Grande) Spot Guide

Stormrider Guide

While Oliver North is long gone, the name Ollie’s Point has stuck to this way above average righthand pointbreak. While an expensive boat trip from Playas del Coco is the only way in, it doesn’t deter the crowds who flock here in a big S or medium W swell to sample the plenty-long, ruler-edged walls perfect for thwacking and the cover-ups that section off at low tide. Ideal for dialing in some moves thanks to it’s predictability and forgiving nature which also applies to the nearby and nearly as good peaks behind Witches Rock on Playa Naranjo, which luckily works on higher tides. Access through the national park is only possible in the dry season and hazards include getting bogged, small crocs, small sharks and very large mosquitoes!

Located on the Pacific coast near the Nicaraguan border is the famous, perfect, right rivermouth pointbreak of Potrero Grande, a.k.a “Ollie’s point”. It was named because of an airstrip nearby used by US Colonel Oliver North to land weapons for the Nicaraguan Contras. This is the wave featured on “Endless Summer II”.

Hazards also include Sea Crocodiles

  • Mid to High Tide
  • Right-hand Pointbreak
  • Sand
  • SW - NW
  • North Easterly
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