Joe’s Place is well situated close to two world class waves. We have two waves seasons- summer (November to March), when the winds are offshore most of the day and the swell is smaller, and winter when the swell is bigger and the winds are usually clean in the morning and seabreezes kick in in the afternoon. The water is warm as toast all year round.

slottedThe Boom is the real draw card for the region. The beach is a 18-20 minute walk from Joe’s Place through a shady access and the best sandbank is another 10  minutes walk further up. The aptly named “Boom” is very consistent and basically goes hollow from take off. On small to medium swells it bears a very close resemblance to Hossegor in France in summer. On large southern hemi swells that arrive with power it starts to get thicker and stronger, like a more perfect and forgiving Puerto Escondido..

point_1The Point has an inside and outside wave which is actually a reef situated off an island, accessed in about 10 minutes by boat. From Joe’s place it’s just a minute’s walk down to the estuary to launch. The total price of the boat and captain is $24 (minimum 4 people- $6 for each extra person after 4). On a good swell it provides long lefts of 50-80 meters. The wave peels uniformly with a steep smackable wall, a nice change from the shorter intensity of the Boom. The inside breaks on a different tide than the outside so as long as there’s swell, it’s surfable. It’s good from three feet up and can hold serious size.

aposentillo_learnersAposentillo, which is an excellent beginners break, is located at the opposite end of the Boom (near the cabin) and is a gently sloping beach in a very pretty location where a lot of the local kids learn to surf.

Secret Spot is…not telling! But if the swell is very small, we can organize a boat trip to a remote location (no roads) that magnifies the swell and has a really fun left (as well as some right peaks).