About Pavones

Insanely long lefts, sectioning down a sandy, cobblestone point, close to shore. Being buried deep in a bay makes it incredibly inconsistent, as only big S-SW swells will penetrate the Golfo Dulce. Modern swell forecasting means plenty of surfers will be on hand when it does work and the expat crew are notorious for sewing up the best set waves and making it past the hollower low tide rivermouth section all the way down to the cantina where the breakneck speed lets up a bit. At high tide the La Esquina del Mar section starts breaking and occasionally the wave connects up, offering rides of up to a kilometre for those quick enough to beat the longer sections.

Main problem is the crowd and jelly-legs, which get little respite on the long walk back up the point. Roads wash out readily in the wet (read swell) season.

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Stormrider Guide for Pavones
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Left-hand Pointbreak Left-hand Pointbreak
  • Boulders and Sand Boulders and Sand
  • S - SW S - SW
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 12 2 Swell Range 2 - 12ft

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