Surfing started in Chile in the early '70s around Ritoque, which has powerful and super consistent beachbreaks that are clean on N winds. The north end has a defined left next to the paddling channel that flanks the headland and makes getting out the back a breeze. The walled rights off the peak lead into the rips and close-outs that characterise the centre and south end, where wave height usually increases. Looks inviting when smooth or groomed at lower tides and the lefts can be mellow and shouldery enough for beginners to get in on the action.
Very consistent and will have a crowd weekends in summer. Popular spot for dirt and quad bikes in the dunes behind the beach.