Conrad G's photo of La Santa

The slab, glistening & inviting.

Average rating of 4.55 from 77 votes

La Santa

Spot Location: Canary Islands > Lanzarote > La Santa

Date Taken: 19th November 2010. 24411 page views since 15th December 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
7ft 15s 348.38°     7 8 mph Mostly Sunny 67°f
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Francois Bouwer Apr 8, 2011 Rating: -3

That is no slab. That is just a hollow wave. Otherwise my local reef break is also a "slab", especially on med-low tide.

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a2mfk74 Dec 20, 2010 Rating: 0

I always try to stand squarely in the center of the board, facing forward, and stay straight as possible. Never bending the knees and hands straight down like a guard at Buckingham Palace. And that sirs, is how you surf a wave like a proper gentleman. And this will result in the least deductions from the finicky judges from China and Russia.

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DoAPooAndGambole Dec 19, 2010 Rating: -1

thats a sexy wave

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potato-head assasination Dec 17, 2010 Rating: -1

now thats a pit

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dirk714 Dec 16, 2010 Rating: -1

Looks fun!

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Young gun Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 0

Is he using a beater? (the catchsurf one)

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BuzyG Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 6

Oh no not the slab again. It's like the Red lion of surfing names. Whats your local mate, Oh I'm off down the slab for a quick one. Great Photo by the way.

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Francois Bouwer Apr 23, 2011 Rating: -3

It seems like once a wave has a bit of a drop and a nice hollow barrel, they call it a "slab". Let me guess, the right is called "the pit."

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calf Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 1

"the slab" great wave, looks like the harbour wall is taking a pounding! leave this to the locals!!!

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Sneakybadger Dec 16, 2010 Rating: -1

POD... More like POW for me... maybe even POM!! +5

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BoroGTI Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 1

looks lovely

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lewis-surfer Dec 16, 2010 Rating: -4

do you all think your local or something? haha how can you say this is el quemao...its la santa left (the slab), el quemao is totally different geez and trust me i live here...

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tjo Dec 20, 2010 Rating: -1

words to live by...;)

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maxscab Dec 17, 2010 Rating: 2

Aint your bitch, just your turn! I like that! Nice. Good barrel pose by the way, It's gonna throw, sweet!

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tjo Dec 17, 2010 Rating: 2

if youre devoted enough to surf one spot only forever, by all means, run the show. but if youre gonna leave your home break for even 1 session up the coast, or a quick trip to the tropics, then as they say "aint your bitch, just your turn!" dont be surprised to find a bunch of dudes all over it.

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Craivold Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 3

hello Dave...?... your my wave now!

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surf vendée Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 0

You heard the man tubbs... don't take his wave .

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NIB Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 4

Whats all this shouting, we'll have no shouting here. This is a local site for local people!

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mattkaye1989 Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 3

Localism sucks dick. Your get agro with the wrong bloke one day karma has its ways.

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Craivold Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 8

it is a local wave for local people.... there's nothing for you here!

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soutie Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 0

yes, we are all local.

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Craivold Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 1

Was just about to post saying I thought this was 'The Slab' and not El Quemao which is further down the coast. When I was here the local spongers were charging some onshore bombs at this place!

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I love beef curtains me !! Dec 16, 2010 Rating: -1

Ten pin bowling stance

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tjo Dec 17, 2010 Rating: 0

localism is possession. travel is experience. which are you going to die with more of?

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cosmicrider9000 Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 3

The locals are very far from inviting !

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irish_seaweed Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 0

Didn't get to surf this last year due to a smashed up hand a few weeks before heading over, sniff :( . Although I've heard this wave commands respect.

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Papa Chambo Dec 16, 2010 Rating: -1

That looks like El Quemao opposite the La Santa right. Its a complete beast. I am always happy to leave this one to the locals, whether they crouch or not!

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spookrider Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 0

Definitely not Santa.

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A dennis Dec 16, 2010 Rating: -12

its funny that he's crouching in barrel position. why is this?

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a2mfk74 Dec 20, 2010 Rating: 0




who are you calling a speed bump you twat

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bluedingo Dec 17, 2010 Rating: -1

Typical question of a speed bump

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Andrew Deming Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 0


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soutie Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 0

because he feels like it. yes, thats right, he didnt even consider your sensibilities. how bizare, no pienaar.

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tjo Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 9

this is because... in the action sport of "wave riding" or "surfing" an individual will swim out to sea with a small floatable device, and he will swim with this device under his torso in the direction the waves break, then when the gent has reached "planing" speed he will stand up, and "drop in", or slide out in front of the wave, and attempt to remain on his feet for as long a period of time as possible, this takes a fair bit of balance, adjusting and readjusting ones weight, this my friend is probably why this gent here is "crouching"..... BECAUSE HE'S SURFING!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oriel surfer Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 4

Seems to me its a perfect backhand barrel pose. With a nice bit of style too.

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Baboon Barrels Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 12

It's funny that you make a comment of this sort. Why is this?

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39 Dec 16, 2010 Rating: 2

Is that a serious question? Do you only ever surf frontside? Have you never seen any other pictures of surfers pigdogging?