A friend of mine actually saw a croc in the rivermouth of Barranca the day before I got there in February. I stayed out of the river and waded through the minefield of barnacle covered rocks this time out! I've never hit this place when it's really going off but have definitely gotten rides way longer than a minute. You finally get out of the wave and the lineup is so ridiculously far away. Very cool. Not much to do in this area and it's hotter than balls, but Diego and Katia will hook you up at Hotel Boca Barranca with homecooked meals and an ok place to crash walking distance to the break (watch your flops). Food and beer + 3 nights $200 for two people.
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Thread: crazyest places u surfed
Last edited by johhnyutah; Mar 5, 2010 at 05:10 PM.
As far as swimming pools, this is kinda crazy but like u know how when a drop of water hits water and it makes perfect waves? Well couldnt wave pools drop water like that from far above and save money, or harness power/current from a river and from a wave from that to save money? Just ideas, but prob wouldnt ever work, i just thing kinda weird sometimes
Mar 6, 2010, 05:31 AM #53
Reading these posts brings back memories of good waves and sketchy set ups as I have surfed just about all the spots in Costa mentioned. Sketchiest out side of the previously mentioned that comes to mind was Mizata El Salvador. First is the walk to the beach through a dirt poor area in the middle of nowhere countryside where people have nothing and you get the distinct feeling they want to jack you for whatever you have. Paddling across a river mouth is step two. Always sketches me out (I was told there were no prehistoric reptiles in El Salvador cause they had all been eaten but I think they were just trying to make me feel better about the situation). Step three was negotiating the line up. The take off of the right point is directly in front of a super shallow stretch on barnacle covered rocks going all the way out of the water to the beach... eat it and there is no getting out ...just take it like a man and paddle around. The wave at the point bends towards said rocks so they are always a danger. If you connect a good one then you have to deal with this huge bolder/ mini mountain that sits in the inside of the line up ...which by the way the current coming around the point pulls you towards and is right next to the only paddle out spot. If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself beyond this mini mountain, you only have a small stretch to paddle like hell to get to the beach and start over or hundred feet sheer cliffs and open ocean await you. Not sure which would be worse. Its not necessarily a do or die wave when its DOH with a cranking current it has a high sketch factor.
May 5, 2010, 10:58 PM #55Junior Member
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Living in New Zealand for the past couple months as I finish up my undergrad degree, I have been blessed with a couple good sessions at this break called "The Gap." It is in a small beach community called Castlepoint on the southern east coast of New Zealand's north island. It is literally a gap in between 2 huge rock out 100-200 feet high, where swell gets funneled through onto a sand bar. The Gap is about 200 meter across and fishing boats use it to come through to find shelter from the eastern front. Picture is worth a thousand words. Seals, 3-6ft waves, fishing boats, and awesome sunrises.
i bodyboarded at cinnamon bay over easter, i cut my knee on a reef head, and then bodyboarded the shorebreak wedge that was really fun and actually barreled.
May 6, 2010, 12:36 PM #58
Fort Point in San Fran. Talk about crazy current!!
not really "crazy" but I did surf a spot called sailor's grave in coromandel in New Zealand.
Right up the beach is the actual sailor's grave, surrounded by a white picket fence. "In May 1842, 22 year old William Simpson, a sailor on board the British Navy ship HMS Tortoise, was accidentally killed while loading kauri spars onto the ship in Te Karo Bay. According to the original kauri headboard “he drowned in the surf”, however, another report states he was crushed between a log and the side of the ship." Pic is from the cliff over the bay, grave is out of sight off to the left. Being a history geek I thought it was pretty cool...
May 6, 2010, 04:43 PM #60Member
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