Further east, the waves get stronger and bigger; if Punta del Este is 4ft (1.2m), then La Paloma and other Rocha spots will be 6ft (2m). With 6 beachbreaks, 5 pointbreaks and a local shaper, La Paloma is the place to wait for the right swell. Zanja Honda is the best spot with longer lefts and hollower rights over rock and sand, just west of La Botes, a spinning left point.

It’s also called Playa Solari and is one of the few places where a little localism exists.

  • All Tides
  • Submerged reef with peaky waves
  • Sand
  • E - S
  • Northerly
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