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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 Buey

Chile, Tarapaca

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 18° 29.321' S
Longitude: 70° 19.744' W

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 Access

From Arica, take the Costanera Sur to playa el laucho

English (Translate this text in English): From Arica, take the Costanera Sur to playa el laucho

English (Translate this text in English): From Arica, take the Costanera Sur to playa el laucho

English (Translate this text in English): From Arica, take the Costanera Sur to playa el laucho

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

The spot breaks 700 mts.(2300 ft.)away from the shore in front of El Laucho beach in Arica.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot breaks 700 mts.(2300 ft.)away from the shore in front of El Laucho beach in Arica.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot breaks 700 mts.(2300 ft.)away from the shore in front of El Laucho beach in Arica.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot breaks 700 mts.(2300 ft.)away from the shore in front of El Laucho beach in Arica.

Atmosphere

Big wave spot for big wave riders. The wave is left and right, but the left is faster and hollower.

English (Translate this text in English): Big wave spot for big wave riders. The wave is left and right, but the left is faster and hollower.

English (Translate this text in English): Big wave spot for big wave riders. The wave is left and right, but the left is faster and hollower.

English (Translate this text in English): Big wave spot for big wave riders. The wave is left and right, but the left is faster and hollower.

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By Athers , 21-09-2005

coming over soon - Hi to all you local lads, just wanted to say that read so many of your comments and seeing how many sick barrels you guys get ive booked myself a trip down there. Cant wait to pull in and get shacked, respect to the guy in the 3rd pic of this place, that is one sick wave !!!

By free surfer..searching waves , 27-08-2005

arica_ chile - Big,not cold, barrels,nobody on water..just great.arica is ship..and near to the mountains ..good choice for flats days..but are uncomon...

By muchos gradsios , 25-08-2005

ausie - god how many good waves are around chillie, i never knew there was anything, its like indo 2

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