One of the best things about Playa Avellana is the variety of swells from the northwest to southwest, so no matter how the tides are, you’re likely to experience favorable conditions. In terms of movements, you’re best off waiting for either rising or falling tides, and you can ride some great barrels no matter the tide’s position.

This area has five breaks. The first is La Purruja, a reef break that offers some good lefts. The waves here aren’t as consistent as other areas, and the best time to surf La Purruja is during the wet season between May and November.

The second break at Playa Avellana is El Parqueo, a beach break offering long, smooth waves that are ideal for less experienced surfers. If you’re planning on surfing El Parqueo, wait for mid tide.