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One of the more hidden point lefts in the regionDCIM100GOPRO

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Good from waist high up to 2 feet overhead.  Best size is a consistent head high swell from the SW.DCIM100GOPRO

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The surfer here, Jonathan Z and his friend Collan, fellow Floridians…named the wave, thanks guys!

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Easy and beautiful 30 minute walk from the GSN compound108

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The Louvre @ Los Playones is a left point break just a short and pleasant walk from the center of Playa Hermosa filled with pleasant scenery and other tempting waves that turn on and off with the tides. Because of limited access and rock hazards, the wave is seldom ridden, breaking over a medium-sized lava rock reef with average 100 to 150 meter lefts. For upper intermediates to professional level on head high plus swells. On smaller days and fuller tides, the intermediates can enjoy this wave with a good guide and maybe some reef booties. If you got caught inside the take-off zone on a consistent overhead day, there are good chances you will tango with some rocks….and some are gnarly. So it makes for sick photos! The wave provides 2 short, but sometimes epic, barrel sections, following with opportunities for cutbacks, snaps, airs….when the wave runs the entire reef, average 6 to 8 maneuvers. And with it still unknown….an insanely fun wave to practice on, especially if you love to go left. Crowd is still a non-factor but could provide a large group of surfers potential for epic sessions or maybe even good media for a pro. Best on SW – SSW swells head high to a few feet overhead. Great longboard wave on small days. With calm winds the reef is quite visible and a treat to surf over. The cliff provides protection against overly strong offshore winds and form holds in onshore wind, if it’s not too strong. There is a soft outside peak that serves for longboards, SUPS and fun shapes and the inside peak closest to the point, for the advanced, provides the barrel to air section from the ledgy take-off. Not sure about urchins, but I know there are octopus and red snapper. Breaks good on SW swells from chest to 2 or 3 feet overhead. A solid double overhead swell with larger bombs would bee too much for this spot, but then there is another that lights up for the XL swells. 125