Ollies Point (Potrero Grande) Guide

About Ollies Point (Potrero Grande)

With offshores funneling through the jungle, perfectly tapered rights peeling down the rock-strewn point, a grassy headland above and crystal-clear water underneath, this rivermouth/pointbreak has to be one of the more enjoyable rights in the world -- like a warm-water Rincon minus the crowd. The only problem with Ollie's Point is its narrow swell window -- it has to be a solid SW swell to even show, and even then, Witches Rock (and Tamarindo and Playa Hermosa, etc.) are generally bigger. But if you get it on a head-high to slightly overhead day, your bag of tricks will get deeper as the day goes on, as the wave is as long as it is forgiving. There are even occasional tube sections, especially when the wintertime offshore wind blows.

Source: Ollies Point (Potrero Grande) Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to Advanced, dependent on size

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Despite its remoteness, Ollie's does get crowded when word of a big south swell gets out.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Extremely fun, but fickle.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Long paddles back out.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

The wave is care-free, but beware that medical assistance of any kind is a long ways away.

Access

Boating in is only option.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Rocks, sand.

Best Season

April to October

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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