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Latitude: 20° 13.139' S
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Intendencia is located north of Playa Cavancha in Iquique.
DistanceIn the city
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Heavy left. Need to be perfect to riddeable. Intendencia is a short wave. If you wipe out, you're dead. The drop is almost impossible to make. This spot is specially good for bodyboarding, but is also good for surfing.
Some people say that Intendencia is like Teahupoo but at a small scale. The danger is similar though.
By anonymous , 22-04-2006
riptide - get urself a hold of the riptide revolutions issue n see ben playr takin off bhind th peak, then paddle out n see wat im talkin bout
By Mirou , 09-02-2006
dangerous - You cant' tell from the beach (the road actually) how powerull is the wave. It's hard to find the right sopt for the line up. The wave suck so much water and the lip is so massive that you can feel the vibration of the impact when you are in the water. The most intense wave I have ever surf, not for beginners
By anonymous , 17-11-2005
Iquique - Lots of spongers in this city and the bad thing is that they are pretty damn good due to the good,hollow waves. They sit in a pack at most of the breaks (shoulder to shoulder) right on the peak and it's hard to get the set waves. Not as uncrowded as people think here. Get up early and you will score though.
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