Playa Atras.

PLAYA ATRAS

This has to be one of the most picturesque beaches on the island. Because of the sand bottom the colours are amazing against the dark cliffs. It is a wonderful place to paddle when there is no wind and waves. Be warned the sun goes off the beach early especially in the winter, about 3 pm. Now let’s have a look at the waves. First I must say surfers and S.U.P. do not mix on this beach, however there is normally not a problem on the far left of the beach. The beach cannot hold a big swell unless it is from the W-NW; the ideal direction is from N-NE.

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The wind needs to be from SE-W to make it glassy but very light, as the cliffs tend to accelerate the wind. Once the swell picks up there is a strong rip current on the right of the bay. When the swell gets too big, the wave closes out the bay.

There is a right hand point break on the right of the bay, which can connect with the last part of the lefthander.

In the middle sand bar there is a left and right-hander and a lefthander on the left sand bar. The wave works at all tides but the smaller the wave the lower the tide needs to be.


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