Las Flores Surfing
Las Flores Boats
Las Flores Surf Club has 3 boats to deliver you into the best waves at the East coast. Boats are staffed with Captain and Surf guide.
All New 2012 and 2013 model Yamaha 4-stroke engines!
These boats are available for Las Flores Surf Club guests on a daily basis and launch directly in front of Las Flores Surf Club. Easy access in and out of the water with our new ATV for launching the boats off their trailers.
LA DIABLA : A 26ft custom superpanga w/ Center console, side bench seating with leather cushions, carpet, roof, VHF radio, ice chest, and powered by a 115hp Yamaha 4-stroke engine (2012)
LA COLACHA : A 24ft custom superpanga w/Center console, seating with leather cushions, carpet, roof, VHF radio, ice chest, and powered by a 90hp Yamaha 4-stroke engine (2013)
LA CHATITA : A 24ft custom superpanga w/ Side console, side bench seating with leather cushions, carpet, roof, VHF radio, ice chest, and powered by a 75hp Yamaha 4-stroke engine (2013)
Though waves up to double overhead are common, gunny boards are generally not needed. 5-10 to 6-6 thrusters are ideal, with a 6-8 to 7-0 rounded pin for the heaviest, low tide sessions. Funboards, longboards and fish also work well in these often machine-like pointbreak conditions.
Very consistent right point break. It is a sand point directly in front of the hotel that breaks mechanically with a hollow takeoff at low tide (softer at high tide) and very long rides up to 300m. The wave has many personalities depending on the swell size and tide. On swells of 6-8ft (face heights) or bigger and lower tides it is a challenging wave for experienced surfers. It has been compared to Jeffreys Bay and Bells. On small to moderate swells of 3-5 ft (face heights), or fuller tides, Las Flores is a classic sand point break, super fun on a shortboard, fish, or longboard, with long open faces and wackable wall sections. The outside will shut down on a full high tide in small to moderate swells and the wave shifts to the inside beachbreak. On big swells the outside works on all tides, and high tide will tend to make the wave more forgiving on the macking swells.
300 m West of Las Flores. This right point works best on a low to mid tide, and a 4-6 ft swell. Vaca is a hollower, critical, shorter wave than Flores. Punta Vaca can be a great option for the experienced surfer looking for heavy takeoffs and tube rides, and can provide crowd relief if the point at Las Flores is congested.
Toro De Oro
1 km West of Las Flores. This righthand point works best on a low to mid tide, and a solid 4ft+ swell, but can also hold big swells. The wave breaks in deepwater with a steep but forgiving take off and offers long lined up rights with 200m rides when on. The wave face is very carveable but steep, with rocks. Safest access is by boat due to treacherous entry and rocks on the inside.
15 min. West of Las Flores. Access: boat only. Powerful right cobblestone point break w/200m rides when on, machine-like. It is has a hollow take off with a serious barrel at size AND a hollow inside section. It works on a 3ft+ swell and all tides, but 4-7 ft SW is best. Closes out over 8 feet. Reef booties are recommended but not mandatory. The hollowest wave in the region, but also the most wind sensitive. Experienced surfers only even when small, due to currents and shallow inside rocks. The wave has become popular and is sometimes semi-crowded w/3-4 boats and 15-20 surfers at peak hours.
Another right point. Accessible only by boat. This wave is like an inferior Las Flores. Low to mid tides best. Cannot handle much wind. Always uncrowded.
El Cuco Beachbreak
A hollow beachbreak in front of the town with one distinct peak, favoring lefts. Usually when it is this good the point is better, but check it anyway. Sometimes it is good when the point isn't and can work on a higher tide, offering a scrappier alternative.