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Latitude: 12° 21.9' S
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This spot is found almost exactly halfway down the long sandy beach between Punta Rocas and Punta Negra. Usually identifiable by a high concentration of surfers. Form the hights of Punta Rocas, Expolsivos can be seen peeling of a sand-bar in the middle of the beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
This spot does not hold big swell, so when other spots (especially the point breaks) are not working head for Explosivos.
Get out there early as the frequent onshore winds (even very light ones) can spoil this wave.
When it is working it gets pretty competitive - especially as it is a favourite haunt of body-boarders.
Explosivos produces short, fast rides often giving perfect barrels before 'exploding' onto the shore-break. Broken boards (not to mention bones) occur due to the shallowness of the water. When it is good - it is very good.
By the tubemonster , 26-03-2007
yeah whatever, you spongehumpers - looks pretty surfable to me...don't forget kneeboarding, a pretty good choice between shark biscuits and footboarding. KBers would kill this break
By REPOSTER , 08-06-2006
REPOST - AHH BY THE WAY: I DONT WANT YOUR RESPECT AND I DONT GIVE A SHIT OF WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT ME