Second largest country on the South American continent, Argentina counts around 300km (186mi) of surfable beaches, most of them located in Buenos Aires Province. The east side of the country called Pampas, consists mainly of grassy plains while the country's western regions climb into the vertiginous Andes. Argentina recently celebrated 40 years of surfing at a variety of breaks ranging from natural pointbreaks to man-made jetties. Mar del Plata stands as the main summer getaway for Porteños escaping their Buenos Aires lives. The city beaches stretch over 8km (5mi), but dozens of piers and jetties bisect the coastline into many surf spots.