About Matanzas

Navidad and Matanzas are both shallow bays with mini headlands anchoring clumps of rock that really need the sand to join the dots and to create anything decent. Often disorganised with unmakeable sections, Matanzas has some outside and inside lefts that keep the small crowds happy as long as it is below mid tide. Not as much S wind protection as many other points, making it popular with wind/kitesurfers.

There are surf friendly places to stay lining the beach.

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Stormrider Guide for Matanzas
  • Low Tide Only Low Tide Only
  • Left-hand Pointbreak Left-hand Pointbreak
  • Uneven Reef and Sand Uneven Reef and Sand
  • S - W S - W
  • Easterly Easterly
  • 12 3 Swell Range 3 - 12ft

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