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La Tinosa has changed
Date: November 7, 2011 at 7:04 am- by sharkyh2o- Posted in Blog, Ecuador, Featured, Surf trips- Comment(s): 0
The long weekend in Ecuador has just finished and we’ve had 4 great days on the beaches of this amazing country. We were pleasantly surprised when we when stopped into one of our high tide longboard spots, La Tinosa. About 2 months ago there was a very large swell in the range of 2 to 3 meters. Combined with a high tide this caused some major redecorating of the sand on the main beach. Thankfully it only moved the majority of it to the far south end of the bay.
This has filled in the rocky south end of the bay and where the old wave that broke there was closed out in wacky sections. Now, at high tide, it breaks for 100 to 150 meters. We surfed it for 3 days and it seems to work really well from 1.5 hrs before and after high tide. Another great thing about this break is that it can be windy enough to kite and this spot is 100% sheltered from the wind by the rocky point. Making this a great option when the wind has come up and you are looking for a place to score some waves to surf.
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