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"In La Libertad, the main surfing area, the waves are so rough you have to wait until a set is finished before it's safe to paddle out past the breaks. If you enter the water too soon, you risk the chance of getting knocked down and exhausted before you even get close to riding a wave. The area is so rocky that you need to wear water shoes for protection, like the boy is wearing in this image."