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el burro right - witches rock

Average rating of 4.50 from 40 votes

Witches Rock (Playa Naranjo)

Spot Location: Central America South > Costa Rica > Witches Rock (Playa Naranjo)

Date Taken: 25th January 2011. 17719 page views since 29th January 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
3ft 14s 217.74° 1.8ft 13s 2.5ft 3s 9 23 mph Mostly Cloudy 73°f
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el_floppo Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 1

get rid of this annoying rock. it's very distracting when trying to surf.

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Mikepike Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 2

According to the Costa Ricans, it is the rock that protects the sand banks from tidal currents, thus maintaining such a consistent regular wave throughout all seasons. Without the rock the sand banks would be more susceptible to being disturbed after heavy swell. This is exactley what we experienced in Playa Grande, a place infamous for beach breaking barrels, hardly ever threw a lip in two weeks worth mentioning... yet Witches, if theres swell, she's on, solid and realiable... Stunning glass barrels...

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Mel in Florida Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 3

After sitting here and trying to figure out what this rock looks like, I've decided it looks like three monkeys faces (two of them with a side profile view) smoking a blunt. Hey, no wise cracks now!

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Spongerdudette Feb 8, 2011 Rating: 0

...Baboons!

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Mel in Florida Feb 7, 2011 Rating: 1

hmm they kinda look like the Gorillaz

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Mel in Florida Feb 6, 2011 Rating: 1

I Imagined it just for you Dangalow! wait.. Dudette sees it too!

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dangalow Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 1

3 monkeys?....carved in my honor I ASSume...

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Spongerdudette Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 1

I can see them as well Mel.

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NIB Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 1

I'll have whatever MEL is smoking PLEEEEEEZE!

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NIB Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 0

I'll some of what MEL is smoking PLEEEEEEZE!

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Mikepike Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Legend has it that the rock was blasted into the sky and deposited there by an angry volcano 50km away... Maybe this helps explain the smoking thing...Whatever it is, this place is simply amazing!

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tjo Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 1

there's a monkey smoking a blunt on that rock? selfish monkey, come back to the beach and share!!

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ecross Feb 3, 2011 Rating: 0

Going there in two weeks....pumped!

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Mr.villa Feb 3, 2011 Rating: 0

Thats a big rock...

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K-Bone Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 0

El Burro.Before the rock....Muchas Gracias Eladio!

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Jim Beam Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 0

Nice to know these places exist.

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Sunspot Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 0

I'd agree if I lived on that rock there, but as I don't it SUCKS!

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ramongas Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 1

pura vida!

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Mikepike Feb 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Pura Vida Guaro...

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tjo Feb 3, 2011 Rating: 2

pura vida cacique!

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Mikepike Feb 2, 2011 Rating: 1

Pura Vida Pilsen...

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Oriel surfer Feb 1, 2011 Rating: 1

Pura vida, imperial!

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Mikepike Jan 31, 2011 Rating: 1

I surfed there with me Bro back in November. Beautiful day just like that, about head high bit over on the occasional sets, some nice left hand kegs... could have been a bit bigger. Hard to tell what size it is there??? Looks at least head high??? I reckon it gets heavy when big, kind of doubles up on ya... Water was chilly compared to where we were staying down the coast though, same as Ollies Point. If I'd known, I'd have taken a shorty 3mm... seriously... Beautiful stunning place - Pura Vida

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Sunspot Jan 31, 2011 Rating: 0

amazing shot, looks gnarly too

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