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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 La Ocho

Puerto Rico

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Datum: WGS84 [ Ayuda ]
Precisión: Approximate

Histórico GPS (2)

Latitud: 18° 28.128' N
Longitud: 66° 5.527' W

Notación (10)


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Ask for the directions to Escambron Beach, which is near the Caribe Hilton. Once you get to the public parking lot, pay the $2 daily fee and avoid the hassle of getting a ticket. When you get to where the surfers enter the water you will see the public beach to your right behind a long line of rocks, out in front of you about a 1/3 of a mile out you will see a very large rock, to the left of this rock is the break.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): Ask for the directions to Escambron Beach, which is near the Caribe Hilton. Once you get to the public parking lot, pay the $2 daily fee and avoid the hassle of getting a ticket. When you get to where the surfers enter the water you will see the public beach to your right behind a long line of rocks, out in front of you about a 1/3 of a mile out you will see a very large rock, to the left of this rock is the break.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): Ask for the directions to Escambron Beach, which is near the Caribe Hilton. Once you get to the public parking lot, pay the $2 daily fee and avoid the hassle of getting a ticket. When you get to where the surfers enter the water you will see the public beach to your right behind a long line of rocks, out in front of you about a 1/3 of a mile out you will see a very large rock, to the left of this rock is the break.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): Ask for the directions to Escambron Beach, which is near the Caribe Hilton. Once you get to the public parking lot, pay the $2 daily fee and avoid the hassle of getting a ticket. When you get to where the surfers enter the water you will see the public beach to your right behind a long line of rocks, out in front of you about a 1/3 of a mile out you will see a very large rock, to the left of this rock is the break.

DistanciaEn la ciudad

LlegadaAcceso directo (< 5min)

¿Fácil de encontrar?Fácil de encontrar

¿Acceso publico?Acceso publico

Acceso especialNo sé

 Características de spot de surf

Nombre alternativo Escambron Beach or Stop 8

Calidad del spot de surf

Calidad de las olasClásico regional

ExperienciaTodos los surfistas

FrecuenciaMuy consistente (150 días/año)

Ola

TipoArrecife de corales

DirecciónDerecha y izquierda

FondoArrecife (corales, rocas afiladas, etc...)

PotenciaNormal, Divertida, Sin potencia

Longitud normalNormal (50 a 150m)

Longitud máximaMuy Larga (300 a 500 m)

Marea, oleaje y viento

Buena dirección de la resacaNorte, Noroeste, Oeste, Nordeste

Dirección del vientoSur, Sudeste, Este

Talla de la resacaEmpieza en 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft y permanece hasta el 3m+ / 10ft+

Condición de mareaTodas las mareas

Mejor movimiento de mareaMarea ascendente

Más detalles

Poblado durante la semanaUnos pocos surfistas

Poblado en fines de semanaDemasiado repleto

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Peligros

 Información adicional

The wave consists of a long steep mushy right wall (sometimes very long when conditions are perfect) with a 12 to 15 minute paddle back and a much shorter but sometimes hollow left with a 3 min. paddle back out. The break starts working well at 5 to 6 ft maxing out at 10 ft. Beware of sneeker sets, as the water depth drops off considerably only a hundred yards out, allowing large waves to come in unnoticed until too late and cleaning out the line up. Resulting in people ditching their boards in front of you as your duck diving (OUCH!). Also watch for the boil on the face of large waves coming, when you see this be prepared as this usually means a cleaner set is coming thru-- so paddle like hell!

The wave that breaks on the east side of the rock is called Little Fiji, a fun left only ledging hollow takeoff, starts breaking 3 foot and can be ridden up to 6-8ft faces before it stops working. The take off peak is in 4 feet of water and then it deepens out making the wave back off and get mushy. Reforms again on the inside. Unless you know how to get thru the reef or paddle out with someoone that knows dont go. If will hurt you, better to paddle to the west side (La Ocho) and have fun.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): The wave consists of a long steep mushy right wall (sometimes very long when conditions are perfect) with a 12 to 15 minute paddle back and a much shorter but sometimes hollow left with a 3 min. paddle back out. The break starts working well at 5 to 6 ft maxing out at 10 ft. Beware of sneeker sets, as the water depth drops off considerably only a hundred yards out, allowing large waves to come in unnoticed until too late and cleaning out the line up. Resulting in people ditching their boards in front of you as your duck diving (OUCH!). Also watch for the boil on the face of large waves coming, when you see this be prepared as this usually means a cleaner set is coming thru-- so paddle like hell!<br /><br />The wave that breaks on the east side of the rock is called Little Fiji, a fun left only ledging hollow takeoff, starts breaking 3 foot and can be ridden up to 6-8ft faces before it stops working. The take off peak is in 4 feet of water and then it deepens out making the wave back off and get mushy. Reforms again on the inside. Unless you know how to get thru the reef or paddle out with someoone that knows dont go. If will hurt you, better to paddle to the west side (La Ocho) and have fun.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): The wave consists of a long steep mushy right wall (sometimes very long when conditions are perfect) with a 12 to 15 minute paddle back and a much shorter but sometimes hollow left with a 3 min. paddle back out. The break starts working well at 5 to 6 ft maxing out at 10 ft. Beware of sneeker sets, as the water depth drops off considerably only a hundred yards out, allowing large waves to come in unnoticed until too late and cleaning out the line up. Resulting in people ditching their boards in front of you as your duck diving (OUCH!). Also watch for the boil on the face of large waves coming, when you see this be prepared as this usually means a cleaner set is coming thru-- so paddle like hell!&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;The wave that breaks on the east side of the rock is called Little Fiji, a fun left only ledging hollow takeoff, starts breaking 3 foot and can be ridden up to 6-8ft faces before it stops working. The take off peak is in 4 feet of water and then it deepens out making the wave back off and get mushy. Reforms again on the inside. Unless you know how to get thru the reef or paddle out with someoone that knows dont go. If will hurt you, better to paddle to the west side (La Ocho) and have fun.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): The wave consists of a long steep mushy right wall (sometimes very long when conditions are perfect) with a 12 to 15 minute paddle back and a much shorter but sometimes hollow left with a 3 min. paddle back out. The break starts working well at 5 to 6 ft maxing out at 10 ft. Beware of sneeker sets, as the water depth drops off considerably only a hundred yards out, allowing large waves to come in unnoticed until too late and cleaning out the line up. Resulting in people ditching their boards in front of you as your duck diving (OUCH!). Also watch for the boil on the face of large waves coming, when you see this be prepared as this usually means a cleaner set is coming thru-- so paddle like hell!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The wave that breaks on the east side of the rock is called Little Fiji, a fun left only ledging hollow takeoff, starts breaking 3 foot and can be ridden up to 6-8ft faces before it stops working. The take off peak is in 4 feet of water and then it deepens out making the wave back off and get mushy. Reforms again on the inside. Unless you know how to get thru the reef or paddle out with someoone that knows dont go. If will hurt you, better to paddle to the west side (La Ocho) and have fun.

Ambiente

The spot has fallen out of favor with the younger crowd--typically the crowd will consist of surfers in their 30's and older that have been surfing this spot their whole life. So give them respect, leave your aggro attitude at home, wait your turn , smile alot, you will be rewarded with good times and good waves. Localism isnt a problem here but there has been a surfer or two that has been sent packing when they had the wrong attitude.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): The spot has fallen out of favor with the younger crowd--typically the crowd will consist of surfers in their 30's and older that have been surfing this spot their whole life. So give them respect, leave your aggro attitude at home, wait your turn , smile alot, you will be rewarded with good times and good waves. Localism isnt a problem here but there has been a surfer or two that has been sent packing when they had the wrong attitude.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): The spot has fallen out of favor with the younger crowd--typically the crowd will consist of surfers in their 30's and older that have been surfing this spot their whole life. So give them respect, leave your aggro attitude at home, wait your turn , smile alot, you will be rewarded with good times and good waves. Localism isnt a problem here but there has been a surfer or two that has been sent packing when they had the wrong attitude.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): The spot has fallen out of favor with the younger crowd--typically the crowd will consist of surfers in their 30's and older that have been surfing this spot their whole life. So give them respect, leave your aggro attitude at home, wait your turn , smile alot, you will be rewarded with good times and good waves. Localism isnt a problem here but there has been a surfer or two that has been sent packing when they had the wrong attitude.

General

When its not huge or breaking too powerful, its a great very forgiving wave for a beginner to take their surfing ability to that next notch.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): When its not huge or breaking too powerful, its a great very forgiving wave for a beginner to take their surfing ability to that next notch.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): When its not huge or breaking too powerful, its a great very forgiving wave for a beginner to take their surfing ability to that next notch.

English (Traducir este texto en Español): When its not huge or breaking too powerful, its a great very forgiving wave for a beginner to take their surfing ability to that next notch.

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By Olokumde
Jul 19, 2009
The keeper of the dead in the ocean - Today Dzhoara, my husband and I went to la ocho to paddle. This wasnt our plan, our plan was going to Pine Grove but it was too crowded. Id woken up from drinking heavilly and falling asleep with my contacts with a mega case of eye irritation and t
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By Snakfish
Jan 3, 2008
Ocho with Wind - Just a normal windy day at OCHO...   No one out in the water but I had to get wet... turned out better than I thought.. some head high waves, long rides! Excellent first day in the water on a rental... who would have thought...
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By Snakfish
Jun 6, 2006
Surfing PR - One of the best waves I have ridden in my life of surfing (6 years)... it was consistent.. great place to go after work... could get in for two hours in the warm water... and not get too crowded... went out on big days with one or two other people...
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Por Taco , 23-02-2009

- No cheap places in sanjuan! If you want to surf the best spots in PR you DONT want to stay in the capital anyways... Now if you have common sense you want to stay in the western part of the north shore,there are lots of the so called "paradores" where you can stay without paying much. The best thing about these places is that, by staying there you are helping the local economy, that is fucked up right about now. We appreciate when you spend mula and it stays in the island. Warm people, less crowds and the best waves of the Caribbean. Look it up!!

Por wiley , 16-01-2007

need a place to stay - can anybody give me any info on a good (fairly inexpensive) place to stay in san juan? im going there in march and im looking for somewhere decent to stay. thanks.

Por anonymous , 19-01-2006

- The wave that breaks on the east side of the rock is called Little Fiji, a fun left only ledging hollow takeoff, starts breaking 3 foot and can be ridden up to 6-8ft faces before it stops working. The take off peak is in 4 feet of water and then it deepens out making the wave back off and get mushy. Reforms again on the inside.Unless you know how to get thru the reef or paddle out with someoone that knows dont go. If will hurt you, better to paddle to the west side (La Ocho) and have fun.

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