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Pavones - way too crowded or just crowded these days? #2936450
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Crowded might be alright, but wondering if I'm better off finding a more low key left point somewhere for a trip.

Anybody been recently-ish? How overcrowded is it? Looking at a memorial day time frame.

Re: Pavones - way too crowded or just crowded these days? [Re: bird.] #2936454
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Have not been in a long time, but it was too crowded then and can't imagine it got less so. But who knows you might get lucky.

Re: Pavones - way too crowded or just crowded these days? [Re: bird.] #2936477
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If there's a swell, everyone in Costa Rica knows and goes, and you're bummed.
If there's no swell, you're probably bummed too.

Re: Pavones - way too crowded or just crowded these days? [Re: bird.] #2936482
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Hahah. Just got invited on a trip down there end of this month. Debating going...

The crew going went in September and scored good swells. They said the crowd lacks talent and most people don't make sections. They all got lots of waves.

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Re: Pavones - way too crowded or just crowded these days? [Re: bird.] #2936556
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I was there in 2006 and it was crowded, I always walked south of the river and was surfing alone

I saw a SUP in a punta mango post on the gram. Dark days...

Re: Pavones - way too crowded or just crowded these days? [Re: bird.] #2936717
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Probably dropping in on you, C...
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Probably dropping in on you, C...
Was there 2 years a go. Crowded but manageable compared to say, the only decent left point in North Los Angeles.

Everybody went home with a bunch of waves.

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Originally Posted by fredman
If there's a swell, everyone in Costa Rica knows and goes, and you're bummed.
If there's no swell, you're probably bummed too.


Ouch.

Re: Pavones - way too crowded or just crowded these days? [Re: bird.] #2937734
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I hear is very crowded plus the rivermouth looked like sht. This was a few months back though. But racer has a great point.
A competent surfer will get the good waves there. It is a pretty remote place and I guess the level in this part of the world is lacking in comparison to more surf-civilized nations.
I have met a few americans who used to live there and now have made their way over to panama.
Great fckn wave though.

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Re: Pavones - way too crowded or just crowded these days? [Re: bird.] #2940266
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Will be there in a couple weeks. Last time there (2) years ago, things changed as the damn further up the river blew out and washed loads of new sand and gravel into the area. So it's not the same break as noted in past surf flicks but still a fun break.

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Good run of waves starting now


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Re: Pavones - way too crowded or just crowded these days? [Re: bird.] #2941855
04/13/19 08:46 PM
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I was going every year up until 2 years ago. It’s crazy crowded and inconsistent with the sand mentioned above. So hard to get to and isolated as well. It’s really not worth the effort.


I’m going on Monday...................

Re: Pavones - way too crowded or just crowded these days? [Re: bird.] #2941861
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hah
ur gonna score!!!


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