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Proclaimed The best left pointbreak in Chile by local big-wave maestro Ramon Navarro and few could argue when witnessing a monster SW swell detonating way outside the iconic rocks that guard the entrance to the bay. Lobos is not just for XXL days either, with a ripable, sand-bottomed section known as Diamante on the inside for the groms and the pilots. Further up the point, the El Mirador section has summer peelers rotating past the shoreline rock clusters, or muscle-bound walls linking from the rocks all the way to the beach sections in a lined-up SW-W swell. Too much S swell will ramp up the current, while W will shut down the outside barrels so SW @ 235º should be perfect. Prefers lower tides, but will break right through. The paddle-out from the island rocks (Los Morros) has achieved legendary status for sketchiness - dashing across the slippery shelf from a hiding place in the rocks when there is a lull has caught many out. Experts only when it gets above double-overhead.

Summer beach party scene, surf shop on point and skate ramp on the beach for flat days, which are pretty rare. Punta Lobos is one of the most consistent spots in the southern hemisphere, let alone Chile so don't expect to get it to yourself.

  • All Tides
  • Left-hand Pointbreak
  • Sand
  • S - W
  • Easterly
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