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La Serena threatens Viña del Mar's supremacy as Chile's premier beach resort, so it gets really popular and more pricey in January and February. 7km (4mi) north is Punta Teatinos, a semi-right pointbreak capping a long beachbreak lined with good resorts, a golf course and a lagoon that attracts many bird species.

Consistent and empty, but the paddling can be heavy when the A-frames hit overhead.

  • All Tides
  • Right-hand Pointbreak
  • Sand
  • S - W
  • North Easterly
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