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The road gets rough to Puerto Viejo, but is worth the hassle as it is home to the notorious Salsa Brava, a righthand reefbreak that can hold 12ft+ (4m). This fairly short, barreling wave with two distinct sections is consistent, heavy and crowds are the rule, especially from Dec to March. The outer reef, Long Shoal, has steep, fast take-offs into short shoulders, perfect for experienced surfers willing to make the long 3km/2mi paddle/boat ride to escape the SB crowd.

  • All Tides
  • Right-hand break over submerged reef
  • Sand
  • NE - SE
  • Southerly
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