Although reefs cannot shift, in the Bahia not only the size of the swell (swell from the open sea) is a variable that influences the shape of the waves. The direction of the swell and, of course, the strength of the waves are also decisive. The wave strength is given as a period and is measured in seconds.
In order for the waves to run properly in Bahia La Pared, the swell does not necessarily have to be very large. Above all, it has to be strong enough, which means that the wave period should be over 10 or even 12 seconds.
Usually, the best waves in the Bahia break when the waves at La Pared beach are almost too big or a bit close out.
Depending on the size of the waves, you can surf in the Bahia at all tide levels. If the waves are strong, they may break almost close out at low tide. With weak swells, the waves break only very round at high tide.
Since the Bahia faces slightly south, you can not only watch the sunset very beautifully here, but also avoid the wind a little. In the Bahia, the wind is always a little less onshore. Especially in summer, there are waves in the Bahia that are a little more sheltered from the wind.
If the waves are too big in Bahia La Pared, it is worth going to the Cruz Roja surf spot in Jandia. Clean, small waves often break there when the waves are big on the west coast.