Surfing Isla Natividad
Isla Natividad is a small, desolate island featuring “Open Doors.” Isla Natividad is one of the best beach break barrels in the world. There are actually several different breaks on the island, but “Open Doors” is the best and most famous. You can only reach the island by airplane or boat, making it usually uncrowded. The winds howl offshore which make for excellent rights and lefts that are longer and hold up more than other breaks. There is nothing to do on Isla Natividad, so if there are no waves don’t even bother going there.
Alternative Name: Punta De Arena and Open Doors
Skill Level: Experienced to pro
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Locals: No Locals
Hazards: Rip currents
Wave Type: Beach Break
Wave Direction: Right
Best Surf: Head high to double overhead
Power: Fast, hallow and powerful
Wave consistency: Regular consistency
Bottom Type: Sand
Tides and Swells
Best Tide: Low tide
Wind Direction: Northwest
Best Swell Direction:Isla Natividad breaks primarily on South swells.
Easy to Locate: Difficult – Boat or plane access
Location: By 4×4 through the desert to Bahia Tortugas then from Punta Eugenia you can get a boat for about $20. It is about 5 miles. If you want you can fly.