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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Colegio

Chile, Tarapaca

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Latitude: 20° 13.532' S
Longitude: 70° 9.13' W

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El Colegio is in the city of Iquique. The actual address is Balmaceda 580. The spot is in front of a surf shop(Vertical store).

English (Translate this text in English): El Colegio is in the city of Iquique. The actual address is Balmaceda 580. The spot is in front of a surf shop(Vertical store).

English (Translate this text in English): El Colegio is in the city of Iquique. The actual address is Balmaceda 580. The spot is in front of a surf shop(Vertical store).

English (Translate this text in English): El Colegio is in the city of Iquique. The actual address is Balmaceda 580. The spot is in front of a surf shop(Vertical store).

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 Additional Information

This spot is in the top 10 of chilean surfing. Its hard to ride it with a board less than 8'.
Most of the time is very hollow.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is in the top 10 of chilean surfing. Its hard to ride it with a board less than 8'.<br />Most of the time is very hollow.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is in the top 10 of chilean surfing. Its hard to ride it with a board less than 8'.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Most of the time is very hollow.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is in the top 10 of chilean surfing. Its hard to ride it with a board less than 8'.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Most of the time is very hollow.

Atmosphere

This is one of Iquique's many hawaiian style reef breaks.

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of Iquique's many hawaiian style reef breaks.

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of Iquique's many hawaiian style reef breaks.

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of Iquique's many hawaiian style reef breaks.

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Think of this: If only in Arica and Iquique there are about 10 perfect waves, imagine how many other perfect waves are out there in the desert. (just get a 4x4 vehicle and go exploring)

English (Translate this text in English): Think of this: If only in Arica and Iquique there are about 10 perfect waves, imagine how many other perfect waves are out there in the desert. (just get a 4x4 vehicle and go exploring)

English (Translate this text in English): Think of this: If only in Arica and Iquique there are about 10 perfect waves, imagine how many other perfect waves are out there in the desert. (just get a 4x4 vehicle and go exploring)

English (Translate this text in English): Think of this: If only in Arica and Iquique there are about 10 perfect waves, imagine how many other perfect waves are out there in the desert. (just get a 4x4 vehicle and go exploring)

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By Rob , 16-08-2006

Miss you - My favorite. Really beautiful wave, clean and powerful.

By Go Big , 25-08-2005

Iquique Glorioso - "El colegio" get his name because when the wave is good and big, you may look at the coast and see a school = colegio, a three floor building at the same level of the wave

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