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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 El Mejoral-Algarrobo

Chile, Central Santiago

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 Access

In Algarrobo go to Playa del pejerrey. The spot is behind the rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): In Algarrobo go to Playa del pejerrey. The spot is behind the rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): In Algarrobo go to Playa del pejerrey. The spot is behind the rocks.

English (Translate this text in English): In Algarrobo go to Playa del pejerrey. The spot is behind the rocks.

DistanceDay trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Detroit

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionLeft

BottomFlat rocks

PowerFast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks
- Localism

 Additional Information

Don't surf this spot in low tide because there are too many rocks and urchins. Its ultra-crowded during summer every day, and be kind with the locals

English (Translate this text in English): Don't surf this spot in low tide because there are too many rocks and urchins. Its ultra-crowded during summer every day, and be kind with the locals

English (Translate this text in English): Don't surf this spot in low tide because there are too many rocks and urchins. Its ultra-crowded during summer every day, and be kind with the locals

English (Translate this text in English): Don't surf this spot in low tide because there are too many rocks and urchins. Its ultra-crowded during summer every day, and be kind with the locals

Atmosphere

This is the best spot in Algarrobo. On big swells, the wave starts breaking on an offshore reef called Detroit that can hold size and then connects all the way to el mejoral.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the best spot in Algarrobo. On big swells, the wave starts breaking on an offshore reef called Detroit that can hold size and then connects all the way to el mejoral.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the best spot in Algarrobo. On big swells, the wave starts breaking on an offshore reef called Detroit that can hold size and then connects all the way to el mejoral.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the best spot in Algarrobo. On big swells, the wave starts breaking on an offshore reef called Detroit that can hold size and then connects all the way to el mejoral.

General

Good spot. If you are in the area, check it out.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot. If you are in the area, check it out.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot. If you are in the area, check it out.

English (Translate this text in English): Good spot. If you are in the area, check it out.

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By Diego , 27-08-2007

house for rent - Hi, im from chile and i got a house for rent in thiszone, quith acces to others spots with no crowds. If u are interested send me a mail.

By polloea@hotmail.com , 02-11-2005

mejoral - I go a lot to algarrobo and ever run in mejoral. I can say that is the best place for do surf or body in algarrobo. I sow a big waves (detroit,when it is big it has more than 5 mt)and, sometimes, a good toobs. Is a good place for the body! only have caution with teh rocks if you don`t do it good

By anonymous , 01-08-2005

- used to go to algarrobo alot when i lived in santiago. one time the waves got big and started breaking WAAAY out in the rocks, i think this is that same spot. we paddled out, paddle out was waaaaaay long, didnt catch anything cause it was a bit to scary for me but alot of guys were doin it fine, nice locals too. there is also a little rock bay that seemed to break all the time, just take a trail left of algarrobo and its right there, theres usually people out surfing it, i got some cool rides there but there were alot of sea urchins

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