The Troncones area boasts many great surf spots known
to surfers worldwide. The great thing about this variety is there's
good surfing somewhere along the coast in every season, for every
The closest spot is right in front, Troncones Point, but there are shore breaks up and down Troncones Beach, so you're almost always within walking distance of good waves when there's surf. Likewise, these are some fantastic, easily accessible spots both north and south of the Club.
Troncones Point: This is a left-point break off a rocky stretch
of beach, directly in front of the Club. Depth is about 6-10 feet at different points in the line-up and gets shallower in moderate range to the beach. There are some hazards to be aware of, so initial guidance from a seasoned rider would probably be helpful. Also, if you're not opposed to booties, it's a good idea to wear them.
La Boca: This is a river mouth north of the Club that boasts great lefts and rights during the High Season (Nov. - Mar). La Boca is
most easily accessible by foot; cars are not permitted on local
beaches, which are sea turtle breeding grounds. Walking, follow the sandy beach about a half-mile past the Majahua Palms Resort.
La Saladita: This spot is located off a point, with incredible, never-ending lefts; appropriately, it's locally known as "The Wave Machine." It's a long paddle, but a long ride,
and everybody gets a wave. From the Club, it's an easy 30-minute drive north through the village of Los Llanos.
We offer guided trips to Saladita by request.
The Ranch: The Ranch: This area has hard, fast lefts and rights off a point. It's accessible by car and
ponga (guided surf boat); the drive is north just over an hour, the boat ride is about one-half hour (the boat will stop at La Saladita on the return).
Combined surf trips to Saladita and The Ranch are also available by
To independently experience a wide range of locations and conditions, we recommend renting a car. Most areas are accessible by conventional two-wheel drive, but four-wheel drive vehicles are also available and can come in handy
during the wetter summer months (late June through mid-September). If renting a two-wheel drive, it's wise to bring your own portable surf racks (four-wheel drive rentals are often equipped with roof racks). Overall, the terrain is pretty mild and you'll certainly spend more time in the water than off-roading; we've had
several guests rent the smallest economy car available and experience no problems getting to The Ranch.
If you'd prefer to avoid the expense of car rental,
rest assured that the villages of Troncones and La Majahua are easy
walking distance from the Hostel, and we offer affordable guided
trips to the most popular local surf spots, and are happy to arrange
guided surf tours by boat for our guests (with or without a boxed
lunch). We do request a minimum of 24 hours' notice for boat
trips, to allow our local partners time to prepare.
If you don't care to haul your own board with you, rentals are available at the
Hostel. Surfboards rent for $20/day, $125 a week. We've got the following boards to choose from:
• 6' 4" Byrne, Tri-fin, Northern Australia
6' 4" Tony Staples, Tri-fin, Fairy Meadow, Australia
6 6 Spyder Murphy,
Bay, South Africa
• 7' 0" MD Surfboards, Tri-Fin (fish),
• 7' 0" Bill Stienbridge, Tri-fin, Southern, California
7 2 Becker Supermodel,
Tri-fin, Manhattan Beach, California
• 7' 6" Jigsaw, Tri-Fin,
Jeffery's Bay, South Africa
8 0 BZ Soft Top, Tri-fin, Southern California
8 5 Chuck Burns, Tri-fin, Southern California
9 4 Quicksilver, Single Fin, Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa
9 6 Doug Haut Toughlite, Single
Fin, Santa Cruz,
10 Surf Tech, Soft Top, Single Fin, Santa Cruz, California
The Hostel also has a surf board storage and repair rack where you can easily wax and make repairs to your board. The rack stores up to eight surfboards under the shade of a
For our regular guests we offer long term, secure,
protected board storage. Prices available upon request
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