El Gringo

El Gringo

Tarapaca, Chile
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Difficulty 7

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Break frequency 4

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144 days a year

Fast Wave

Wave Direction

Swell Direction

2.0m - 2.5m Swell

Wind Direction

Tide

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Username: longinus

Date created: 15/06/2008

recommended board

general information

Also known as Chilean Pipeline, El Gringo is not for the faint hearted. Tyically a solid left hander offering an occasional right in optimal conditions. This wave offers the intensity of it's Hawaiian namesake with a fraction of the crowd, albeit at about 20 degrees cooler temperatures as well. The whole Chilean coast here is a true surfing wonderland, just bring everything that you have made of rubber - cold water all year round.

Wave length

50-100m

Share with

11-20

Best months

May - September

Equipment

Body Board, Short board, gun

Wave type

Fast

Access

Standard Paddle

Hazards

Reef/Rock, Rips

5 Day Forecast

5 day forecast not available.

Air - Sea - Swell - Wind

  • Spring suit
  • Spring suit
  • 3/2 steamer
  • 3/2 steamer

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0M / F4

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El Gringo, Arica 1

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El Gringo, Arica 3

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El Gringo, Arica 2

By: Paul Kennedy
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El Gringo, Arica 4

By: Paul Kennedy
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El Gringo, Arica 5

By: Paul Kennedy


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