About Puntas

This beautiful and somewhat fickle left reef/sandbar combo can get super good, with just the right (south) wind and the correct buildup of sand over the reef. It breaks directly in front of a rocky outcropping, and once it hits a few feet overhead it can get pretty round through the inside section. In addition to blowing out with the tradewinds, the only slight bummer about Sandy Beach is that it's mainly one peak -- and the locals known it better than you. Trust us.

Source: Puntas Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Not too bad.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Can be when the winds are cooperating.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Predominantly a left off the rock headland it is normally best early before trade winds pick up. South wind days can be fun too.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Not too bad.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

A little dirty after rains.

Additional Information


Too many drinks from Tamboo.


There is a bit of parking off the 413.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard


Sand and reef

Best Season

Late summer and fall for tropical cyclone swells but late fall through early spring for consistency.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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