La Isla (Punta Hermosa) Guide

About La Isla (Punta Hermosa)

A high-quality righthand reef that cracks off the island at the tip of Punta Hermosa. Speedy and thin-lipped, it's also quite shallow, with sharp urchins galore. Fairly consistent and reliable; one of the region's best waves. There is also a lefthander off the peak, but it's weak.

Source: La Isla (Punta Hermosa) Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Can get a bit edgy, but usually pretty pleasant.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Gets really crowded on a good swell.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Fun.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Light

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Turning your back to the ocean.

Access

Simple.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Urchin-crusted rock.

Best Season

March-September

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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