Punta de Lobos

Punta de Lobos

Valparaiso, Chile
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Difficulty 7

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Break frequency 5

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180 days a year

Powerful Wave

Wave Direction

Swell Direction

3.0m - 3.5m Swell

Wind Direction

Tide

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Username: longinus

Date created: 07/07/2008

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A great wave with a suitably epic voyage required to reach it. Chile is a fantastic and unique country to travel around but an expensive undertaking for most of the world to reach it. All of this works in your favour of course when you get to surf quality uncrowded waves.

This is a serious wave, holding real size up to 5 metres but quality in any swell from 1m+. The wave tends to section around the point with the outer takeoff a great steep drop into the oblivion of freezing water with another two often hollower peaks closer to the shore. An incredible sight when it all lines up perfectly.

Getting out there can be a bit of a mission, leaping off from the rocks straight into the lineup can easily end in disaster, wait for a local to do it before trying this one. The safest option is to rock off a little way back away from the action. You will have a long paddle ahead of you but at least you can be confident that you should statistically be able to catch at least one wave before being smashed to pieces.

Experienced riders only need apply. 

Wave length

100-200m

Share with

11-20

Best months

May - September

Equipment

Short board, gun, Rhino Chaser, Tow In

Wave type

Powerful

Access

Long Paddle

Hazards

Reef/Rock, Very Isolated, Rips

5 Day Forecast

5 day forecast not available.

Air - Sea - Swell - Wind

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0M / F6

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