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Go to Viña del mar, and take de coast road to the north. Drive 60 km. Maitencillo is a mellow little town about 1 hour north of Renaca.The "ABANICO" beach is to the north from the "LA CALETA" beach (1-2 min)
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name El Abanico
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
There is a nice left point break in the south end of playa abanico2 and the rest is a beach break with many fun peaks. The town is clean and nice, there are some places to stay for not too much money and the food is great. The locals are also mellow. Need a 3/2 full wetsuit but it wasn't cold when I went (March). I think from Oct to April it should be pretty warm (low 60s).
Waves probably can get huge but I got it at about waist to head (2-4ft).
It´s a good spot, when you are near Viña del Mar, go there!!!
there are some local, but it´s not a problem.
A good spot to learn, and there are some good waves for advance surfers...
By Chequito , 11-08-2016
I lived 8 months in Maitencillo - It´s one of the best beachbreaks in Chile.
There is one left wave at the south of the beach which it called Rocky Point. The rest is beachbreak. The best wave is opposite to a small supermarket which it called kiosko abanico. With north it can get huge to 3,5 meters, but still its possible to surf it. The locals are very friendly.
By Bob Fielding , 22-02-2010
Cabanas Maitencillo, Chile - Just letting you know that Cabanas San Pierre web site has been renamed www.cabanasmaitencillo.com ~ newly refurbished & I loved the free Wi-Fi & cable TV at the place (only free Wi-Fi I saw in the resort)
By Josh Roban , 15-01-2008
Cabanas San Pierre - I have stayed their too. The phone number is 0056 322 771868
Wish I was there right now !!.
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