About Barra De La Cruz

The fang of Barra's headland points South-East, which perfectly cleaves S swell and produces dredging tubes at the top of the point that give way to steep walls that hold their size into the bay. On a SW, Barra isn't much less perfect, if a little less dredgey and racey.

Source: Barra De La Cruz Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Growing in intensity.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

It's bad; be patient.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

If the sand is right, as good as it gets.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Medium. Long paddles back out after lengthy rides.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Can be shallow.

Access

Long dirt track down to the beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Sand, scattered rock.

Best Season

April-September

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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