Once the north swell started to drop we went to check a beach called La Loberia that faces south. We took a taxi from straight in front of the pier at the harbour with the SUP board on the back of the pickup taxi and he drove us there for just 3 dollars. The waves were quite big compared with the other side of the island and I jumped straight in the water by my self with my paddleboard. There were some awesome lefts, very powerful, especially the drop that had an almost dry rock at low tide forming a little slab. I surfed for about two hours until the wind started to pick up so we raced back to the boat to pick up my windsurf gear.
Once I made it back to the beach the wind had dropped a bit. At this latitude winds are normally lighter as it’s a convergence zone of two different type of effects, where the northeast trade winds that come from the northern hemisphere meet the southeast trade winds and kind of kill each other making it a big calm zone. But I was so excited to windsurf that I went for it anyway. There was about an average of 8 to 10 knots side shore, but just enough to get moving and to catch the wave on my Hot Sail KS3 4.9 and my JP twinser quad 82. Once on the wave it was incredible riding conditions because the wave had so much power, providing some amazing speed down the line to ride. There seemed to be some special localised conditions at La Loberia beach, with the wind accelerated more than the other beaches around the island. A lot of other days we would leave the boat with almost no wind, or just a light sea breeze from the north and arrive at La Loberia with enough wind for windsurfing blowing out of the southeast.
“ THE WAVE HAD SO MUCH POWER, PROVIDING SOME AMAZING SPEED DOWN THE LINE ”